The Good Guys
Tuesday, 23 June 2009 19:15
Photo from Poteau Daily News
Ms. Bobbie is one of the regular posters on the forum here at GetRightOK. She is a great writer, and she writes some of the best letters to the editor ever. From the Poteau Daily News:
Bobbie McAuliffe is not one to sit back and watch the world go by without trying to make a difference. This weekend as she watch the events unfold in Iran she challenged herself to begin a mission and try to make a difference, even a small one. McAuliffe will be on the lawn of the LeFlore County Courthouse in front of the WWII Memorial protesting the ever-growing national debt.
“Events taking place in Iran have prompted me to begin a mission to wake up my fellow citizens to what I believe we are not very far from here in the United States," said McAuliffe. “I am very concerned about the direction our country is headed and I don't like it. We have been on the wrong road for decades. It did not just happen in January of this year.”
She organized a well attended tea party in Poteau on April 15, and she has planned another for this Saturday, June 27.
From her press release:
Events taking place in Iran have prompted me to begin a mission to wake up my fellow citizens to what I believe we are not very far from here in the United States.
I am very concerned about the direction our country is headed and I don’t like it. We have been on the wrong road for decades. It did not just happen in January of this year.
We are over our heads in debt to our economic and political enemies and our leaders seem hell bent on pushing us all the way over the cliff by throwing more money at a problem they created.
The stimulus packages over the last year have doubled our national debt.
We did not NEED those $300 stimulus checks last summer.
Wall Street and the automakers made their own bed. They should have been allowed to crash and burn, but they made poor business decisions and were rewarded for it with no accountability.
We did not NEED those stimulus checks last month. It is as if Congress thought they could put a little bit of money in our pocket so we would run to the mall and not pay any attention to what else they were doing while our back was turned.
The current administration’s budget for FY-2010 is three times that of any previous administration and that is outrageous.
I do not believe the American Dream is to bankrupt yet unborn future generations but that is what is happening.
The national debt clock this week says each of us owes well over $36 thousand dollars and it is increasing by about $12 every day. How are we ever going to pay it off? Taxes collected do not even cover the interest on that debt.
I counted 311 names on the LeFlore County fallen heroes’ monument in front of the courthouse. All of my buddies are WWII, Korea and Vietnam veterans; my daughter is a veteran. I am doing this for them, and for my grandchildren.
The fallen did not die and the veterans did not serve so we could become a socialist nanny state, or worse. If I do not at least try to wake up my fellow citizens, my grandchildren will never know the America I grew up in.
Hooray for you, Ms. Bobbie. You are making a difference out there.