Government doing good

All across the nation, self-described Tea Party members are calling out, demanding that “the government” get out of their lives.

Except for Medicare, the most-successful and least-costly health insurance plan in history (and, I might add, a very popular government program).

Except for the Farm Bill, which keeps the price of milk and other staples low while making sure that farmers get paid a “living wage” for their efforts.

Except for military pensions, paid to veterans who have served the government of this country.

Except for the Interstate Highway System, which makes travel easier for everyone.

Except for the Flood Insurance Program, which, until passage of the Biggert-Waters Bill, provided exceptionally-deep discounts on flood insurance for communities all across the nation, including right here in our neck of the woods.

So, to the Tea Party, I say … “Tea is served!”

Stanley Gould


Submitted by Virtual Newsroom