I read the letter to the editor by Stanley Halas (“Parties fail to serve people,” Aug. 21). He is absolutely correct on issues he raises; others should be so aware. What is happening in this country right now is obscene.
Our children and grandchildren are going to grow up in a country unrecognizable to us. The masses better wake up and get an understanding of what is happening before it’s too late.
I am sure we are headed for another revolution in this country between the haves and have-nots (class warfare). Let us call it exactly what the politicians are afraid to say. Just look at U.S. history: the American Revolution started over taxes (Boston tea tax), our Civil War (slavery). Most revolutions are based on economics. So I assure you, it is coming in this country for several reasons.
1. Income inequity. The wealthy are getting obscenely rich, while average Americans are losing ground.
2. Broken health care system. Big corporations such as Commonwealth Health (Wilkes-Barre General Hospital) take hundreds of millions from the federal government and there’s no prosecution. I can assure you, if you or I stole $10,000, not $100 million, we’d go to jail.
3. Campaign financing. Elected officials, such as Gov. Tom Corbett, take millions in campaign donations from big gas and oil, and now they can hide in foundations, such as the Heritage Foundation, where money comes from. Could this possibly be why Pennsylvania is the only state without an extraction tax on natural gas?
Come on people, wake up and make the power brokers aware in their gilded towers.
Hitler came to power, why? Because Germany was an economic disaster, and we saw what he did. Do we want another Hitler-type? I know I do not.
So I say again, please learn and start to speak up and protest over what is going on this country, before it turns into a full-blown war zone (revolution) led by a mad man; it will be inevitable if nothing is done. If it happens, we will deserve what occurs if we do nothing now.
This is only the tip of the iceberg; more space would be necessary to go over all things wrong.
Bruce M. Frey