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Letters to the Editor: Conservative media

The conservative media (yes, conservative; it's owned by conservatives) continuously comments on "inability of government to get things done," acting as though it's a big mystery.

The conservative media (yes, conservative; it's owned by conservatives) continuously comments on "inability of government to get things done," acting as though it's a big mystery.

It's simple; no mystery. They know that. It's deliberate.

This is a quick summary.

"Maximize profits" is the 10 commandments of capitalism. Wealthy people don't need more money; they just want it. Because we accept greed as our highest principle, we allow this. A dollar can exist in only one place at a time; if they have it, we don't.

The only way to generate real wealth is to actually build or create something. Shuffling paper around (stock speculation) only changes its distribution; "redistribution."

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Grover Norquist, "temple money-changer," famously said his conservative donors want to "shrink our government until it can be drowned in a bathtub." They're serious. This requires low taxes; too low for government to survive. They're real enemies of our democracy.

Money of the wealthy is used to handpick candidates, giving them enough financial support to assure winning. Winning is everything; governance isn't important.

The wealthy, through their "unions" such as Chamber of Commerce, ALEC, ACCE, etc. buy candidates and elections. Koch brothers, Adelson-types, etc., kick in millions or billions.

Capitalists and wealthy want no "restrictions" on themselves; no rules. "No rules" caused the Great Depression and the recent Great Recession. Compared to highway driving, it would be as though they had no speed limits on themselves, while everyone else was expected to follow rules.

Money in politics is bullying of a democracy. The very few throw their weight (money) around, canceling and undermining the right of the people to self-govern.

Liberals are forced to become obstructionist to try to preserve democracy.

Conservatives advocate their own obstructions, to try wrecking democracy. Wrecking democracy is a big advantage to the wealthy!

A. Martin,

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Merrifield

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