Letter to the Editor submitted for publication;
We need to be asking why all the states and the federal government are embroiled in all this budget turmoil.
Billions of our tax-dollars are being squandered in two wars while supporting 800 U.S. military bases on foreign soil yet politicians act like this is not even connected to these budget problems.
Why doesn't Obama have the courage to ask the American people: How is my war economy working for you?
These wars are making us all poor.
These wars are killing jobs the same way they kill people.
Health care is a major issue in the struggle now underway in Wisconsin.
You mean to tell me the wealthiest country in the world can't provide its people with a National Public Health Care System which would create ten-million new jobs but we have the money to waste on wars?
Obama and the Democrats are just as responsible for this budget mess as are Scott Walker and the Republicans. Obama, like Walker, is nothing but Wall Street's surrogate. Take the profits out of war and we will have peace and money to solve our problems.
Trying to "balance the budget" on the backs of working people trying to make ends meet is just as criminal an endeavor as these wars.
Alan L. Maki
Director of Organizing,
Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council
58891 County Road 13
Warroad, Minnesota 56763
Cell Phone: 651-587-5541
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