Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
Joanne Miller on Dec. 4 wrote a letter to the editor about Obama supporting socialism and FDR’s second Bill of Rights.
These are the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement. However, as far as I can tell, they have been met and exceeded. FDR used Decent, Adequate, Enough, and Good for describing the bar to which success or failure shall be measured by. For those of you who support OWS or are against the Republicans, can you articulate the so-called second bill of rights?
Does this mean a McMansion in the Woodward area is below the standard or does a house in the Powers & Lincoln Park area exceed the standard? Does the Manteca Unified provide a level of education that exceeds the standard or does it mean everyone is entitled to a college education?
Quoting from the “rights” I says: “The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living.” Does this apply to businesses too? “The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad.” Do these ideals conflict with the Tea Party’s views? We have Medicare and Social Security and unemployment insurance. To what level do we need to provide health benefits? Is this an open-ended check that is owed? Does a government retiree who gets a $175,000 a year paycheck get to enjoy a better retirement than a private sector worker that receives the minimum SSI benefit?
The OWS group and unions are greedier then those they label as such. They want what they do not deserve because they do not take personal responsibility for achieving success. Moreover, when they make a financial mistake, they want someone else to cover their losses. The Democrats are pandering to these spoiled brats in an attempt to gain power. If these OWS people and their fellow Democrats need to shout down people in order to get their way, then maybe their idea is not very good. The OWS people and Democrats have a practice of shutting down the government and private businesses in order to get what they want. If they have such a great idea, they should get it accepted without using confrontational tactics. Speak softly and present a great idea.
Dec. 13, 2011