Jim Davies: Yale letter “poppycock”

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Melinda Yale – spouting “poppycock”

Melinda Yale accuses President Obama of corrupt Chicago politics (Times-Call, July 7) yet makes no case for it. Political corruption is defined as the use of power by government officials for illegitimate private gain. Of all the things the right has thrown at Obama, I don’t recall anybody of accusing him of illicit private gain.

Yale goes on to declare that many of the rich are giving up their citizenship, again with no facts to back up the claim. It appears to me that the rich have done very well during this economic downturn. Large companies are making record profits, and the stock market’s ticking right along. It is just the great unwashed masses that are paying for the mistakes of her “risk takers” (read “banksters.” )

Yale then states that Obama has bypassed both the Constitution and Congress. I’m assuming she is talking of the health care bill and immigration. The health care bill was passed by Congress, just not by her favorite portion of Congress. The bill was held to be constitutional by the Supreme Court, thanks to that turncoat Justice Roberts.

The president tweaked the immigration policy to protect young people brought to this country illegally through no fault of their own because Congress continues to sit on its collective hands and do nothing. The Republicans can either get to work and pass some policy changes or take back the presidency and tweak them back to where they were, but after all their griping they probably won’t change them back — that would be political suicide.

Yale turns the subject to socialism and quickly morphs socialism into communism and declares that the Democratic Party and all labor unions are communists. Perhaps the Republicans need to dig up Joe McCarthy and let him have at it again. What poppycock!

  1 comment for “Jim Davies: Yale letter “poppycock”

  1. Gregory Iwan
    July 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    There’s “know” business like SHOW business! Note that this person serves on the City’s Affordable Housing “task force.” She told me once that “affordable” housing might be fine, so long as the wealthy few do not have to help pay for it. In other words, these people are on their own. After all the layoffs and institutional and government cutbacks (the wealthy aren’t going to help them on their own, unless they get a BIG tax break for it), the people who should be served by affordable housing cannot pay — in most cases market rents, in some cases, anything. So we can have them on Ms. Yates’ doorstep with their hands out, or we can help them. I said “WE.” Not just those who are honest about a real human need, but also those who think to do anything to lift up another person means dragging another down. The only zero-sum game in town is what we often see termed “class warfare.” The truth? There can’t really be “warfare” if one side has all the weapons!!

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