Letter to the Editor: Watch out for the ‘Lazies’

Editor: The following is a brief picture of our once proud American society which is now in decay. I have concluded that low information, liberal politicians and their supporters (AKA, The Lazies) are destroying our once-proud American society. Please permit me to elaborate.

Everyone can see that our government supports people who can work but won’t, who“own” cell phones that they did not buy (called Obamaphones!), who have children that they cannot feed, who live in houses that they cannot afford, who drive cars that they cannot fill with gas, who eat themselves into obesity, who hope and pray that the Boston bombers turn out to be home-grown, white terrorists, etc.

In the meantime, hardworking, taxpaying members of society (AKA, The Producers) pay the taxes while illicit politicians spend these tax dollars to buy the votes of the Lazies who are quickly becoming the majority. As the numbers of voting Lazies increase, they ensure the survival of these corrupt political scoundrels.

Warning: Sooner or later, this situation will cause economic collapse and, perhaps, riots. If not soon corrected, we will no longer be the proud United States of America.

Yale Kellman

Marco Island

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marco826 writes:

Agree 100%

WMissow writes:

Sad, very sad but true.

Brisla writes:

You mean, an economic collapse as bad as the Bush Global Economic Collapse? Gosh, I hope not!

RayPray writes:

"our once proud American society"

"now in decay."

"liberal politicians destroying our once-proud American society."

"illicit politicians spend these tax dollars to buy the votes of the Lazies"

"corrupt political scoundrels."

>>> This may be true, but what I don't understand is, if this was really once a great country, why would all these proud patriots freely choose in the first place to be governed by such corrupt scoundrels as the Obama gang?

>>> Could it be that this country was s----- from the core?

>>> If only I could join the Obama Food Stamp nation and get all this free food & cash & phones while not paying any taxes, then proud or not I would be happy to be living all the 'makers' too....

MrBreeze writes:

What Mr.Kellman writes is 100% plus true. Why work when you can recieve support. That is becoming the new normal.

sandinmyshoes writes:

seems Boston has become a breading grown for the lazies do to liberal policies. Before the current nut jobs, Obama aunt from kenya was living there as an illegal, in a aparment that was suppose to be for a low income American.

WMissow writes:

Is it not about time we stop with what happened 5 plus years ago and deal with the unfulfilled economic promises of the present man in the office of president rather than what he might do?

So far it has been far from impressive by any standard.

1Paradiselost writes:

Yea your right! Glad to see they are cutting the "Meals On Wheels" program to our senior citizens, let grandma starve!

Tinkers_Damn writes:

Don't think you can ignore the political power of those whose only plan is to be taken care of. They have powerful allies and they outnumber you. They've been receiving stolen goods all their life and are utterly convinced they're entitled to what you have. You've proven yourself unworthy of it by withholding it from them. They, unlike you, celebrate and embrace life. Put more simply, injustice is where your neediness is less than theirs. So hand it over.

FECOYLE writes:

Right on the money. History has proven that the end of Democracys come about when people find that they can vote to obtain goodies. They keep voting goodies until there is nothing left in the Treasurys. The only thing I disagree with is the name Lazies. The proper name is the Gimmies!And we all know how they voted 11-06-12

WMissow writes:

Possibly fewer Obama phones and more food for granny could save granny from starving?

Maybe granny contributed to the system before she became a ward of the country and she earned it?

1Paradiselost writes:

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porschett writes:

Get the facts right! It started with Reagan to make sure people had access to a landline.

With 47% of the people in this country on some type of government assistance, how long can it go on?

When Stalin forced Communism on his people, 47% were on government assistance! Scary thought!

WMissow writes:

Once again name calling rears its ugly head. Can we try to make a point without insults?

1Paradiselost writes:

Would "Low information Voters" be better?

1Paradiselost writes:

Let me correct my post....

Ring Wing Goes Crazy Over 'Obama Phones' Which Are Actually 'Reagan Phones'

Romney’s dwindling army of right-wingers have their hunting vests in a bunch over a new viral video posted on the Drudge Report Thursday afternoon. The minute-long video, which has already gotten more than one million views since it was posted yesterday on YouTube, shows an African American woman in Cleveland voicing her support for President Obama because he gave her a “free phone.” As for her appearance, suffice it to say that she comes across as the living incarnation of the right wing’s stereotypical welfare citizen--which, according to Romney, is now a full 47 percent of the population.
Naturally, the right went rabid.

The Steve Malzberg show, hosted by the notoriously right-wing radio personality, quickly tweeted the video with the comment, “Obama voter. G-d help us.”

Rush Limbaugh’s comments were even more scathing--sprinkled with accusations that the woman lacked basic education except for one topic: how to game the system.

“So these are the people that don't like Romney because of what he said about the 47%? No, these are the 47%! (laughing) Yeah, I'll play it again. These are the 47%... She knows how to get this free Obama phone. She knows everything about it. She may not know who George Washington is or Abraham Lincoln, but she knows how to get an Obama phone,” he said yesterday afternoon.

But it’s the right that are going to end up looking like the ignorant fools. What Limbaugh, Malzberg -- and likely the majority of the million people who viewed the video -- didn’t know was that these “Obama Phones” are actually a creation of their beloved Ronald Reagan, who began the program in 1984.

Actually called the “Lifeline program,” the legislation permits some households to receive a free landline under Congress’s rationale that "telephone service provides a vital link to emergency services, government services and surrounding communities."

That idea dates back to 1934, under the Communications Act, but Reagan was the first to actually implement the legislation. The program grew under President Clinton, who recognized the advent of the newfangled new technology of cordless phones and expanded it to include cell phones.

To qualify for the program you must live in a household with an income near the poverty line or be already qualified for other assistance programs like public housing or food stamps.

Sounds like a very rational program. But in the lead up to the 2012 presidential election it has suddenly become the embodiment of the disgraceful government dependence of the poor--and in particular, minorities.

The video reeks of welfare queen stereotypes, down to the “angry black woman.” In another example of Limbaugh’s ignorance, he first assumed that the women was actually a man--highlighting her supposed lack of femininity--and was then corrected.

1Paradiselost writes:

Continued.....

White supremacists responded to the video on the site Stormfront by writing, “racial inferiority on display” and calling the woman a “talking baboon.” The slew of racist responses to the video prompted the Atlantic to write a story teasing out “just how racist” the video is.

Their conclusion: fairly racist.

Meanwhile, the program costs about $2.4 billion, which is approximately 2.3% of the amount the federal government spends annually on homeowner mortgage subsidies and a measly 0.38% of the amount the federal government will spend over the next five years on corporate tax breaks.

Who’s part of the 47% now?

http://www.alternet.org/election-2012...

1Paradiselost writes:

The definition of the term "Low Information Voter".

One who votes based on information gleaned from other low information voters, rumors, viral emails, and FOX "News".

Low Information Voters are skewing the electorate in favor of the corporatocracy because they don't have the curiosity or ability to research facts for themselves.

Low Information Voters will vote against labor unions, in spite of the fact that the labor unions are responsible for getting them the 40 hour work week, decent wages, employer provided health insurance, vacations, lunch hours, and breaks, among other things.

Linguist George Lakoff has written that the term is a pejorative mainly used by American liberals to refer to people who vote conservative against their own interests, and assumes they do it because they lack sufficient information. Liberals, he said, attribute the problem in part to deliberate Republican efforts at misinforming voters.[5]

Thirty-year Republican House of Representatives and Senate staffer Mike Lofgren, in a 2011 article entitled "Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult", characterized low-information voters as anti-intellectual and hostile-to-science "religious cranks," and claimed Republicans are deliberately manipulating LIVs to undermine their confidence in American democratic institutions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_info...

WMissow writes:

I guess if you believe it, it is correct!

1Paradiselost writes:

When printing the facts it's always good to quoit your sources.

If anyone here feels what I posted is incorrect please post your "creditable" main stream sources.

Mr. Kellman is no more than a shill for the right wing (or as some call the lunatic fringe) of the Republican party.
All his letters to the editor spread rumors and untruths without facts. Its people like him and his supporters above who undermine this country and it's government.

I suggest He get his information from other sources than Conservative Daily, Mark Levin, Larry Elder, Rush Limbaugh & Sean Hannity.
Those individuals appear prominently on his personal Facebook page.

Sorry, But I must include Mr. Kellman as an Low information voter. By using ONLY news from the right sources makes him and some of the bloggers here LIV's

26yearsonmarco writes:

1P,

I hate to say it, but even you, Ms. Knowledge,
make mistakes:

"When printing the facts it's always good to quoit your sources."

The correct spelling of the word QUOIT is QUOTE.

PS: I AGREE WITH THE SUBSTANCE OF THE ARTICLE.

WMissow writes:

I really get to wonder why some people move into an area in which they do not agree with the vast majority of the people who live around them and then more or less find it necessary to constantly insult the intelligence of those who they decided to move near. What is their purpose?

WMissow writes:

Good for you!

1Paradiselost writes:

in response to WMissow:

I really get to wonder why some people move into an area in which they do not agree with the vast majority of the people who live around them and then more or less find it necessary to constantly insult the intelligence of those who they decided to move near. What is their purpose?

No one is insulting your intelligence.... Just your lack of facts!

Unfortunately "the vast majority of the people" who think like you, only care about themselves!

"What is their purpose"? To expose them for who they truly are "Low Information Voters"!

If you think this newspaper is news, & you believe what Mr. Kellman is selling, Your expectations on life are way to low.

BTW I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.

WMissow writes:

More insults.

Thank you for posting here. We all need a good laugh once in a while.

WMissow writes:

Wait a moment while I try to help you out...........no luck.

1Paradiselost writes:

in response to WMissow:

Wait a moment while I try to help you out...........no luck.

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WMissow writes:

Excuse me?

WMissow writes:

Cyber stalking or Cyber threats are no laughing matter. If fact, they are punishable under the law by both criminal and civil actions. You make your posts, you take your chances. Think twice before posting.

WMissow writes:

Mr. Stoertebeker, please accept my apology if you misunderstood the references to which the post was made.

1Paradiselost writes:

"You make your posts, you take your chances. Think twice before posting".

Really... I post creditable responses to the letter above and you want my silence.

Are you threatening me? Others here went thru this before while you were using several other blog names. If your panties are in a bunch, and have nothing to add "LIV" that's your problem, not ours!

I just asked you a simple question. Now I see Klaus has done the same.

You see in this country, & as you point out "The vast majority of the people" who live on this little sand bar celebrate the Constitution & it's right to free speech.

According to amendment 1 your WAY out of line dictating how others should respond.

Next time you post, try adding something of value, but remember ALL the bloggers have rights under the United States Constitution.

We will be waiting for your response!!

WMissow writes:

Ignorable.

MrBreeze writes:

If the "free phone" was intended for Emergency use why not just limit the phone to call 911 only.

Then we will see how many "free phones" people will want.

I would not be against that program.

ajm3s writes:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

The definition of the term "Low Information Voter".

One who votes based on information gleaned from other low information voters, rumors, viral emails, and FOX "News".

Low Information Voters are skewing the electorate in favor of the corporatocracy because they don't have the curiosity or ability to research facts for themselves.

Low Information Voters will vote against labor unions, in spite of the fact that the labor unions are responsible for getting them the 40 hour work week, decent wages, employer provided health insurance, vacations, lunch hours, and breaks, among other things.

Linguist George Lakoff has written that the term is a pejorative mainly used by American liberals to refer to people who vote conservative against their own interests, and assumes they do it because they lack sufficient information. Liberals, he said, attribute the problem in part to deliberate Republican efforts at misinforming voters.[5]

Thirty-year Republican House of Representatives and Senate staffer Mike Lofgren, in a 2011 article entitled "Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult", characterized low-information voters as anti-intellectual and hostile-to-science "religious cranks," and claimed Republicans are deliberately manipulating LIVs to undermine their confidence in American democratic institutions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_info...

Augghhhhhh! This is getting as pathetic as the left.

Let's start with employer provided health insurance which you ascribe to organized labor unions. The real start and growth of employer sponsored health insurance:

"Offering insurance policies to employee groups not only benefited insurers, but also benefited employers. During World War II, wage and price controls prevented employers from using wages to compete for scarce labor. Under the 1942 Stabilization Act, Congress limited the wage increases that could be offered by firms, but permitted the adoption of employee insurance plans. In this way, health benefit packages offered one means of securing workers."

http://eh.net/encyclopedia/article/th...

You can maintain your Republican vs. Democrat dichotomy, but the reality is America is constantly giving up its freedoms including freedom of choice against government subsidized goodies which distort the marketplace, as well as unions that do not seek lower cost for same care or alternatives in which its members may be willing to assume the risk given their personal profile and taking the savings as additional income.....

I could go on but you have bought into the union's perspective that it has solutions for labors inequities for the 21st century. Yet I learned how the public employee's (teachers) union in Wisconsin actually prey on taxpayers in providing its members a higher cost insurance though a dominant health insurer (WEA Trust). Sounds like a nice cozy deal that you would ascribe to "corporatocracy" but can also apply to unions.

The devil is in the details:

http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/a...

In the end I believe unions will fall prey to their own trap. Central power consolidation and collectivism! And eventually eat their members and the hand that feeds them, the taxpayer.

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot writes:

1PL,
I think the point is...why should I pay for someones cell phone? Who cares who started it. If you can't afford one, you can't have one.

MIOCENE (Inactive) writes:

What KELLMAN is referring to as "lazy" are the POOR people

Over the last 25 years YALE; while immigrants were crossing the border; Congressional Conservatives were obsessed with anti abortion, prayer, god, the ten commandments, the definition of marriage, creationism and crippling Planned Parenthood.

So don't blame Obama. HE didn't create this mess. YOU did. You and the REST of the conservatives who should have been looking out for us when the illegal immigration was in high gear fifteen years ago.

Instead you were too absorbed in trying to evangelize America.

Now the bill has to be paid for allowing millions of poor to come here and have large numbers of children born to families ALREADY on Medicaid.

You let them come here to “do the jobs Americans didn’t want to do“; clean your toilets, wash your cars and cut your grass.

Now you find that they can’t survive on the Coolie Wages you paid them; and you are stuck with the bill for food stamps, medical, housing and education.

So I’ve got news for you: Even if Obama and the Liberals were out tomorrow; you would still be STUCK WITH THE BILL; current and future.

The poor have a Revolving Charge Account with the American taxpayer.

The poor will continue to have children, the middle class will continue to pay the bill;
-while the rich laugh all the way to the bank.

All because the once-great Republican Party traded in it's traditional role of fiscal responsibility and prudent foreign policy; for social and religious conservatism.

Regardless of who the "LAZY" are; it was KELLMAN and his "proud Americans"; who had their heads buried in the ostrich hole of morality; alienating millions of Women, millions of Gays and their families; allowing the Liberals to steal the Government; and hand it over to the "lazies".

MIOCENE

WMissow writes:

Here we go again with "It was Bush's fault"
Get real. Obviously you have not lived with many of the people you describe.

You have a text book knowledge of the facts, not the reality.

MIOCENE (Inactive) writes:

in response to WMissow:

Here we go again with "It was Bush's fault"
Get real. Obviously you have not lived with many of the people you describe.

You have a text book knowledge of the facts, not the reality.

(thank you Marco News)

It WAS Bush's fault; at least the fault of those who elected him.

G.W.Bush should have stopped the 'povertization' of America BEFORE the poor became established here; and established a voting base.

Instead, we were too busy talking about sex in the Oval Office and Monica's semen stained dress; real important stuff.

THAT'S when KELLMAN'S proud America began it's latest disintegration.

Added to the current problem is the CATHOLIC CHURCH'S discouragment of contraception in the poor immigrant Catholic communities; along with the Evangelist's war on Planned Parenthood; which supplies birth control to the poor; both of which contributes to increasing dependency.

Those miserable immigrant workers you see on the mainland? No matter how hard they work, they still won't be able to afford arthoscopic surgery, or a root canal for one of their five children.

That's the reality of it; and I see no relief in sight for the American taxpayer.
As I said before: The poor will continue to be encouraged to have children, the taxpayer will continue to pay the bill; -while the rich laugh all the way to the bank.

MIOCENE

WMissow writes:

MIOCENE,

OK you won. Now I should go to school and not give a crap about an education, I should father as many children as I can, I should drink Boon's Farm from morning until night on the street, I should not try to learn a trade, I should take from my fellow man because he owes me, (for whatever reason), I should attempt to sell drugs to get money, I should blame the world because nobody gave me a chance, I should vote for a president who will give me what others have to work for.

I will chastise my brother for working hard and getting a good education and call him unpleasant names for doing so.

I am the American taker, I have been like this because my grandparents, my parents, have been that way and I will not try to become productive. Why should I, if I can get a free ride?

Like I said you never lived along side or with people like this.

MIOCENE (Inactive) writes:

WMISSOW

Don't get me wrong. I don't like what has happened either.

My point is that I hold the GOP responsible for allowing the Libs to come to power.
While your Akins, Brouns and Mourdocks were busy trying to re-define the role of women according to the Bible; they played right into the hands of the Libs; and gave the country away to the "lazies".

You want to blame someone? Blame the Evangelists. When they go into the voting booth; they are more concerned with the "NEXT LIFE" then they are with THIS one.

America is changed forever.
The key to survival for the American Middle Class in written in the book: "The Millionaire Next Door"

One thing is for sure: One will not survive if he lives with his feet in the present, and his head in the past.

MIOCENE

WMissow writes:

MIOCENE,

Very valid and interesting points are being presented by your argument, but how do we get out of the split situation we have of takers and producers?

It is much more systemic than blaming it all or most of it on religious beliefs.

MIOCENE (Inactive) writes:

in response to WMissow:

MIOCENE,

Very valid and interesting points are being presented by your argument, but how do we get out of the split situation we have of takers and producers?

It is much more systemic than blaming it all or most of it on religious beliefs.

Free contraception and changing the Fed Tax Code which rewards people for having large numbers of children would be a start.

But then we get right back to religious objections.

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