I take exception to Bill Linehan's letter characterizing a typical "Stop Socialism" car operator.
I drive with this sticker on my car and have handed out over 300 stickers to friends and acquaintances. I don't have gray hair or drive 33 mph. I pay for my medical care over and above what is paid for from Medicare, a benefit I receive because it was deducted from my salary and my employer's contributions over my working years.
What you obviously fail to understand is we can't continue to support the size of government and the promises it has made. We are borrowing 42 cents of every dollar spent. We want to stop the nonproductive redistribution of wealth, shrink the size of government, balance the budget, get rid of crony capitalism and allow free competition to flourish.
Sorry I don't have a "Restore the Constitution" sticker as I agree the government is way beyond the intentions of the Founding Fathers.
As to collective bargaining, it's perfectly fine where employees feel the need in the private sector. However, it should not be allowed in the public sector for very obvious reasons. There is a conflict of interest between the taxpayer who must pay and the politicians who do the collective bargains with the union. Both the politicians and unions have little regard for the taxpayer but can benefit from helping each other. Union receives benefit favors and helps politicians get re-elected.
I believe you will find very few hypocrites among us tea party-goers.