Nov 142007

Nick Hemenway’s article “Who Controls Your Money” disgusted me.

Not only did he make blatant generalizations and assumptions about Barack Obama – the amount Obama would raise taxes and “rich people” being rich because they worked hard to get that way – but he also claims we should have a “knee-jerk reaction to limit federal spending.” Are those the kind of reactions that “conservatives” have?

Call me crazy, but I do believe we are in the middle of a war with no purpose, accomplishments or foreseeable end and our country is so piled on with debt thanks to the stupidity and irresponsibility of the current administration that any talk about Republicans being fiscally conservative and a fan of “small government” sure as hell better be intended as ironic.

As a college student, I’m definitely not rich, and would bet Nick H. isn’t either, but if I were, I’d be glad to donate a couple bucks to help Social Security.

Come to think of it, I’d be happy to donate to help Social Security anyway.

Call me a bleeding heart, but I’m a fan of helping out fellow Americans rather than widening the class gap so that our collective quality of life can be improved.

Monique Pawlowski

Graduate student, English Education

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