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February 22, 2014

In Your Opinion: Pinkey's column distorts the facts

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---- — Chuck Pinkey and his distortions: In attributing the phrase “equality of income” to the liberals, he conveniently omitted the ‘IN” (inequality). Unemployment figures are another misrepresentation of facts, just like Fox getting all the numbers wrong on election night. Maybe the “frogs” didn’t vote for Obama, but he won the election and received more than 50 percent of the popular vote! 

Quote us some facts, Chuck; post in your column the numbers rating for the tea party, Republicans and Congress? When did the “generation of welfare, food stamps, politically instigated class warfare and blatant propaganda” begin? You can’t blame it all on Obama; might be some Republicans mixed in. Especially when it comes to blatant propaganda! 

Is your mind so limited that you have no idea what contributions that other countries in the world have made to civilization? Do you know where America ranks in education, health care, mortality rate, crime, etc.? Do you know how much the national debt has been reduced during this administration? Would you like to state in your “facts” just what it cost this country and the taxpayers when the Republicans shut down the government? There was ZERO return to the taxpayers from that farce. A lot of jobs could have been created with that money. (Like the “frog” story, ignorance is bliss ...)

What credentials do you have in determining the dollar value of a job or an employee? I am sure you don’t work for $7 an hour, yet I am sure there are many in this county that could do your job just as well. Is your job worth $10.10 an hour? Quote the percentage of Americans that want the minimum wage increased. Liberals talk of INEQUALITY of income because of people like you! You and your right-wing cohorts remain delusional.

Donna J. Shaver

Laurens