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Simply Speaking: The (almost) forgotten taxpayer

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We’d been pointing to it, getting charged up for it, making plans to really do it…and we finally really did do it! YES, WE DID!

And, by the way, Mr. Obama, no matter how many denials you might make, Nov. 2 was, in very large part, a response to your liberal (make that ultra-liberal, even socialist) policies, and the direction you’re attempting to take our country. That lethal combination was, in effect, the last straw…the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Incidentally, so there’s no false impression, now that the election results are in, let’s be clear: America does not simply throw the keys to a Newt Gingrich this time around (as in 1994); the American people who turned out to the polls will be driving the bus this time…and deciding who gets to ride in the back.

Admittedly, holding feet to the fire has not been our strong forte in the past, but we’re changing our major and will be honing in on the finer points, beginning now, and should be fairly adept by the time 2012 and its Presidential Elections roll around.

Actually, we should probably practice up on this feet-to-the fire-thing, using local elected officials as guinea pigs.

Come to think of it, their performance, of the last few decades, warrants such.

We should start with the school boards, thence to the administrators, and finally to the teachers. There need be no animosity, since all are on the government payroll and actually work for us, the (almost) forgotten taxpayer.

Starting here makes sense, as America’s future (after the Good Lord) will rest in the hands of students we’ve placed in their educational care, those being our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Then, we should fan out and tackle the city and countywide elected officials; after all, we voted in those races; it follows we have a responsibility to hold them, well, responsible.

Whatever applies to Washington, DC should be the standard for city and county government as well: cut spending, size, regulation, etc.; in other words, government should be as small as is humanly possible, while keeping the bumps out of our roads.

We’ve neglected state government kinda like a hot steamy bowl of Wolf Brand Chili; well, that’s too long. Though our state representative is personable and well liked, his voting record has become, well, too liberal.

Maybe we’ve let his personality take our eyes off his votes…Jim (Pitts), we like you…and to prove it, we’re going to be keeping our eyes on you from now on. Our state senator is brand new to elected office and Brian (Birdwell) has publicly stated he desires our watchful eye (holding feet to the fire).

That’s a good start, so we’re going to take him up on his request.

Then, there’s our US Congressman, Joe (Barton). Joe’s been elected to that post for something like 14 straight times, adding up (counting this election) to 28 years, total time served.

That’s getting real close to the Wolf Brand Chili Limit. Barton has maintained a high conservative voting score, however, his ‘leading the fight’ in congress on most of those issues falls far short.

The Ellis County Tea Party has the congr-essman’s ear, it seems, and perhaps that, along with the revolutionary national election, will invigorate and animate him on those issues important to all of us…we shall see.

Harry Truman, being the peppery president he was, had a desk sign reading, "The Buck Stops Here." He evidently served by that code.

All of our elected officials should do likewise remembering, however, theirs is a proxy vote for "We the People."

May the one great God, Yahweh, bless America through Yeshua, Christ Jesus the King.

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