I received a letter today from Steve Forbes, delivered the old- fashioned way, by letter carrier. In that letter was a solicitation for a donation to the Club for Growth. I visited their website, www.clubforgrowth.org and the home page featured a picture of almost all of the GOP candidates for the presidency; it was like looking at the opening lineup for one of their multitude of debates. I decided then and there that if Steve wants to fund the organization, he can do so from his own deep pockets, needing no help from me or anyone else.
He should be very happy because when he ran for the GOP nomination in 1996 and 2000, he was the sole proponent of the flat tax which most of the GOP candidates now support. In addition, his cover letter rather shrilly decried Obama‘s rush to socialism. He had the nerve to include a form letter for me to sign and return with my contribution. The form letter was addressed to my representative, Jim Matheson, and requested making the Bush tax cuts permanent and repealing Obamacare. I oppose all that he requested and did not return the letter or make a contribution.
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