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Is Tea Party motto: 'Do as I say?'

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Is Tea Party motto: 'Do as I say?'

There are four basic needs that we all require to have a chance for a good life. They are food, shelter, education and health care, yet the Republican Party has an issue with 40 million additional people having what they have, private health insurance.

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They embrace the current system where uninsured people go to emergency rooms for there illness and injuries. And when the uninsured can't afford to pay, the costs are passed on to everyone else that has health insurance. That in turn then raises the price we pay for our insurance. So in fact, the insured of this country are paying medical bills for those that are uninsured.

The Tea Party accuses President Obama of being a socialist yet they have no issue in taking 80 percent of the cost of their local roads from federal monies, tax breaks on their medical insurance; Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid payments for themselves and their families. Now if they truly believed in doing away with socialism and lowering the National Debt, the Tea Party members would "put their money where their mouth is" and turn all roads into toll roads and repay the federal government for all social program payments that they and their families have received.

Since Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are among the main drivers of our long-term debit and by the Tea Party members paying back all the monies they have taken out of these federal, socialist programs, our national debt would drop drastically or is it "Do as I say, not as I do?"

Jerry Loftis

Elgin

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