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A Letter to Mr. Clint Eastwood from an Angry Republican
Dear Mr. Eastwood,
Mr. Eastwood, I am a Republican. I am an angry Republican. I will NOT vote for Mr. Romney.
Mr. Eastwood, I am not an 80 year old man with $100,000,000, or however much money you have, and with medicare. I am a working stiff. I am a middle class, middle aged man who has worked in small businesses since I was a teenager, and I haven't been a teenager for decades. I pay for my own health insurance and yours. My insurance is expensive and what it covers is crappy. Fortunately I have never had a major illness. I would lose my insurance and my ability to work if I did. It has been my good luck and taking care of myself that makes it so that I can work to pay for your health insurance. You have excellent taxpayer paid health insurance, and I hope excellent health, too. Mr. Eastwood, I am not jealous of your wealth. I am sure that you have worked hard and have had some good luck. I have worked hard and had some good luck, too. Mr. Eastwood, I am glad that you have been successful. However, Mr. Eastwood, why am I paying for your heath insurance?
Mr. Eastwood, there will be no social security when I am 65. My tax payments for social security and medicare (employee plus employer) before my income taxes are more than the total tax rate paid by Mr. Romney. Mr. Eastwood, social security and medicare are great for a rich retired man like you. Mr. Eastwood, my generation won't get social security or medicare. Mr. Eastwood, why are poor working stiffs paying for rich men like you and Mr. Romney?
Mr. Eastwood, I know what a businessman does. I am one. I think you are one, too. Mr. Romney is a Wall Street criminal--not a businessman. A Wall Street criminal takes other people's money and bets it on some speculation like a gambler in Las Vegas. However, unlike the Las Vegas gambler, the Wall Street criminal has the taxpayers bail him out when he put it all on black in roulette and the ball lands on red. A Wall Street criminal steals a bridge that taxpayers built and puts up a tollbooth and takes the money of the people trying to drive across to go to work. Mr. Romney is a Wall Street criminal. He is not a businessman.
Mr. Eastwood, why won't Mr. Romney release his tax returns? What is he hiding? Why does a working stiff like me pay a higher tax rate than a Wall Street criminal like Mr. Romney?
Mr. Eastwood, I do not support Mr. Obama. I did NOT vote for him in 2008, and I will not vote for him now. Mr. Obama is the worst president in my lifetime. In 2008, the Wall Street criminals paid more money than anybody else to buy Mr. Obama the White House. Now they are buying the White House for Mr. Romney.
Mr. Eastwood, I am a Ron Paul voter. I believe in God and liberty and capitalism. I believe in being honest. I do not believe in starting wars all over the world. I do not believe in killing other people to steal their oil. I believe in regular, hard working Americans. I do NOT believe in Wall Street criminals. I do NOT believe in Mr. Romney, and I will NOT vote for him.
Mr. Eastwood, I am surprised that you were so easily misled.
An Angry Republican
P.S. Mr. Eastwood, you get to say "make my day" and have a good laugh and be an entertainer while my country is being destroyed by people like Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama. Mr. Eastwood, maybe now you know why I am not laughing with you.
NOVEMBER 2012 Update: Mr. Eastwood, I am voting for Gary Johnson, and I hope you are, too.
POST ELECTION Update: Mr. Eastwood, I did vote for Gary Johnson, and I am glad that I did. Yes, Mr. Obama is the worst president in my lifetime. Yes, I expect things to keep getting worse in the United States. However, things would have kept getting worse with Mr. Romney, too.
Mr. Eastwood, if the Republican party wants to become relevant again, it had better dump Karl Rove and Wall Street. If the Republican party wants to be relevant, it had better end the wars, bring home our troops and start to represent the American people.
Mr. Eastwood, please listen to General Wesley Clark explain the silent coup that destroyed the American Republic.