Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Letters to the Editor

October 10, 2013

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A thank-you letter to Obama

JACKSONVILLE — As a nation, I think it’s time we thanked you for all the promised ‘changes’ you have succeeded in making recently and over the last six years …

Thank you for the highest sustained gas prices in our nation’s history, thank you for higher unemployment and our loss of jobs overseas and the millions of part-time jobs you have created because of the squeeze you have placed on small businesses.  

Thank you for the government shutdown, for keeping the IRS offices open and shutting down the NIH, after all, it’s more important to keep those tax dollars rolling in instead of providing cancer care for children.  

Thank you for protecting us against all those WWII veterans by shutting down their memorial because who knows, they might do something patriotic, like salute the flag or say the Pledge of Allegiance!  

Thank you for ruining thousands of family vacations, once in a lifetime trips and educational experiences for children by shutting down our national parks.  (Funny, I was under the impression that the parks belonged to the people of the United States, not you.)  

Thank you for pushing Obamacare down our throats, even though the creators of the monster plan have already confessed it’s a disaster and the creator of McAfee (the internet virus protection program) has said ‘you are going to have people signing up for Obamacare and having their life savings wiped out the next day because of identity theft’ because the program is so poorly designed.  But, thank you Obama for sticking to your guns. (Oops! Sorry, maybe that was the wrong word.)

Thank you for being unwilling to negotiate with Republicans on the government shut down, even though you are eager to negotiate with terrorists in Egypt and Syria.  I understand that you have to push this Obamacare thing through though, so later, we can thank you for single-handedly ushering in a socialist state in America, even though we’ve had the most successful democratic and capitalist nation in the world for over 200 years.

I also want to thank you for allowing millions of illegal aliens to drain our school systems, raise our property taxes so we can educate their children and also for allowing them to bleed our welfare, Medicaid and WIC programs dry.  I understand that you need to buy their votes with blanket amnesty, but I’m still confused about why you are willing to fence out our veterans from something that was created for them, but you’re not willing to put up a fence to keep people out who don’t belong here and are breaking the law?  

And last, but definitely not least, thank you for treating us like the ‘ignorant masses’ and telling us what you are going to do, even though it’s against the will of the majority.  To be honest, I don’t understand a lot of things that have happened over the last few years…I’m guess I am just one of the ‘ignorant masses’ you enjoy looking down on.  That’s OK; I figure if you can act like a king, we can behave like peasants.  Remember what happened to the kings in the ‘old country’ when the peasants got tired of their treatment?  The peasants gathered their pitchforks and torches and stormed the castle … hmm. Oh well, excuse me for rambling on.  

Again, I want to say ‘thank you, Obama,’ thanks for nothing!

Tamra Bolton,


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