To the Editor:

Joe Biden loves to spend lots of taxpayer dollars. The horrifying truth is Democrats want the federal government to run everything. As the giveaways rise, assets shrink a lot. To fund that, progressives will decide how much money hard working citizens and businesses can keep for themselves.

Communist, fascist Leftists have infiltrated and overtook the Democrat Party. It has become a party of racism and hatred that is attacking the very foundations of our country. Their ultimate goal is to create a one-party state, and to cancel and silence every last one of their political opponents by slandering them as “white supremacists” and worse. They want to make America into a Marxist dystopia; they don’t simply disagree with us they want to destroy us. They will lie, cheat or steal to achieve their goal.

Joe Biden has proposed five trillion dollars in new spending.

The U.S. Treasury currently owes about $27 trillion. Biden’s “people” certainly understand the $5 trillion spending play and they love it, all except Ocasio-Cortez. She wants at least $10 trillion in new government spending. She also wants to seize private property to fund the big government expansion. This is what socialism is.

— Sallie Helmer

Ripon

(23) comments

Dale Failor

Republicans want elections to be fair, BS. What about Trumps false claims about the last election and all the court cases he lost and how much money was wasted on his lies about how the election was stolen from him? If the Republicans win then there is a fair election, if they lose, then there is fraud.

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Sallie Helmer

A number of new voting and election reforms were enacted in Georgia last week when Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed off on the “Election Integrity Act of 2021.” Republicans want elections to be fair and equal. But Democrats like Governor Evers through out election laws at the last minute illegally. It was court ordered to clean up voter rolls but it never happened in Wisconsin.

One of the most controversial laws to come out of the bill are the new requirements for showing identification, meant to tighten up verification processes. Voters will be required to submit a driver’s license or state identification number when requesting an absentee ballot, replacing the controversial signature match method.

Biden and Democrats continue to criticize the changes by painting them as a form of racism, which appears to be an easy way to bring in the media attention. Democrats don’t want integrity in elections— they cheat and commit fraud to win.

Mark Alexander

And one more thing Sallie is wrong about is spending. Keeping our economy going is crucial. And as many intelligent observers who actually know what they're talking have said if we use the money for bettering our country such as finally rebuilding roads and bridges that are long over due and moving us into modern times on things such as solar power and other important infrastructure will benefit us for decades to come instead of digging a deeper hole and getting farther behind. There are other countries that have proved taking initiative and using contrary thinking have advanced them beyond us in certain areas because it was right. Sometimes a little pain and / or cost now will increase prosperity 10 fold down the road. Trump latched onto the dinosaur fossil fuels etc because that's who lined his pockets with Campaign contributions etc. Anyone else know people buying into the crazy q-anon predictions? They think trump is still going to be reinstalled soon. They say all kinds of stuff about the white house that's just local. And that aliens are going to be taking over the economy soon. I work with people like this. What's the guidelines for referring people for mental health issues??

Sallie Helmer

The Obama/Biden Administration had a $787 Billion Stimulus for Infrastructure they touted as "Shovel Ready” jobs. It never happened and Biden’s Stimulus bill will fail as well.

Obama's Infrastructure Spending On Roads And Bridges From His First Stimulus "Had No Effect On Local Unemployment." "Ten months into President Obama's first economic stimulus plan, a surge in spending on roads and bridges has had no effect on local unemployment and only barely helped the beleaguered construction industry, an Associated Press analysis has found. Spend a lot or spend nothing at all, it didn't matter, the AP analysis showed: Local unemployment rates rose and fell regardless of how much stimulus money Washington poured out for transportation, raising questions about Obama's argument that more road money would address an 'urgent need to accelerate job growth.'" ("What Stimulus? Road Projects Aren't Boosting Jobs Much," The Associated Press, 1/11/10)

During the Obama administration, the quality of U.S. infrastructure declined.

Under President Obama, The Overall Quality Of U.S. Public Infrastructure Dropped From Ninth To Thirteenth In The World Projects That Could Create Jobs.

Global Competitiveness Report 2008-2009," World Economic Forum , 3/4/08)

"The Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017," World Economic Forum , 9/18/16)

David Perkins

On the contrary, Ms. Helmer, I'm a decided liberal and want many more political parties and ranked choice voting nationally...and, by the way, I don't lie, cheat or steal. :>)

Sallie Helmer

Your Democrat Party represents who you are. You vote for abortion so add baby killing, as well as lying, cheating and stealing.

Dale Failor

Trump is the one that wants to be a Dictator.

Sallie Helmer

Trump loves America and the U.S. Constitution. He limited government— Democrats are trying to take away States control of elections. Centralized government is taking rights away from the people.

Michael Shohoney

Sallie, oh Sallie. Where was your righteous indignation when Trump racked up one of the biggest deficits in history with his tax cut? A tax cut that benefited the rich, not the average American. You are so easily bamboozled. By the way, the stock market is at an all-time high under Biden!

Bill Bumby

I wish these comments had a “Release the Kraken!” button! 😂

Sallie Helmer

Biden had nothing to do with the stock market being high. When The stock market reached all-time high levels, when Trump was president, I was told the president didn’t have anything to do with it. Now that Biden, who might be the president, how could he have anything to do with the stock market going higher?

Bill Bumby

Perhaps, Michael is referencing trump’s prediction that “If Biden is elected, the stock market will crash like nobody has ever seen before”. You think trump was trying to influence the vote with fear...again?

Sallie Helmer

A stock market crash may indeed be coming. Biden is not done ruining our economy. Wait for it.

Michael Shohoney

My taxes increased. Your statement if you didn't get a tax break you didn't pay taxes is provably wrong and shows that you don't understand how taxes work.

Sallie Helmer

Trump’s tax cuts did not rack up the deficit. Everyone received a tax cut and wages did raise when Trump was in office. The Democrats controlled the House, the last two years of his presidency and they refused to cut spending.

Bill Bumby

trump's tax cuts added over $1 trillion to the country’s deficit and the minimum wage of $7.25 hasn’t been raised in over a decade. I did not receive a tax cut.

Sallie Helmer

If you don't pay taxes, you don't get a tax cut. Democrats have always used fear to win elections. Most recently-- we only have 12 years left to live because of "Climate Change". "Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, while selling her "Green New Deal," said that the world will end in 12 years if nothing is done to address climate change." https://www.foxnews.com/science/10-times-experts-predicted-the-world-would-end-by-now

You remember Al Gore scared all the children with his 2006 predictions in his movie "An Inconvenient Truth" that the Polar bears would all die. "Al Gore said that humanity had only 10 years left before the world would reach a point of no return. Gore’s movie also featured animations of water inundating Manhattan and Florida." 2016 came and nothing happened. There should not be a minimum wage--- people should be allowed to work for whatever the employer wants to pay them. More people would be hired with minimal work skills. Cutting taxes always works. It worked under Reagan and it worked when Trump gave us all a tax break. The government cannot spend their way into prosperity.

Sallie Helmer

If you didn't receive a tax cut, you didn't pay taxes. There should not be a minimum wage. People should be able to get hired according to there abilities. More people would be able to find employment at whatever wage the employer is willing to pay them. Government has to much power over we the people. Democrats want the Federal government to control elections. The states run elections. Just more room for fraud.

Bill Bumby

Sallie...Of course, I pay taxes. It’s the price I pay to live in a democracy. I received a tax increase under trump.

Sallie Helmer

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/13/these-are-the-winners-and-losers-of-the-trump-tax-cuts.html

Wes Franklin

Sally, thank you for your insight. I had no idea it was this bad. Something tells me that someone will just assassinate Biden before he spends too much money. I’m not too worried about it. I just think it sucks that so many people are drinking the Koolaid from the Democrats. They really seem like domestic terrorists to me.

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