Tom Friedman on Patriotism
Thank goodness that Tom Friedman has the sense to see that paying taxes is patriotic. I don’t understand why Republicans don’t want to pay to defend America, why they hate the troops fighting for them in Iraq and Afghanistan, why they don’t want roads and bridges. clean water, sewers. I guess they want to privatize it all, have Blackwater fight our wars, private contractors build toll roads for profit, etc. But while McCain and Palin may hate the American government, there are people like Tom Friedman and me who love it and are willing to pay something for what it gives us. I can only imagine that the greedy SOBs who created the financial mess that we are in were mainly Republicans. Thanks Tom.