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I'm Sick and Tired...
By Michael Fredrickson

This column expresses the personal opinions/views of General Manager Michael Fredrickson. If you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column, write a SIGNED letter to the editor. Names can be withheld by request with a valid day time phone number. You email comments to Michael@fortbendstar.com.


... of politicians that do absolutely “nothing” but spend our money. This President voted for the $700 billion TARP Bill to bail out the banks that were “too big to fail” “before” he even got into office. Next came the $787 billion swindle-us bill of which only 10% has been spent. Now, polls indicate over 70% want the balance or $700 billion “returned to taxpayers” whatever that means. Now, the most extremist President in history wants to spend over $1 trillion on socialized medicine and the government takeover of 1/6 of the economy.

The House of Representatives has “passed” what will be the largest tax increase on the United States of America and cost millions of jobs. All for the hoax of man made global warming. They call it Cap and Trade. I call it Restrict and Tax. This bill “would necessarily make electricity rates skyrocket,” according to President Obama. That was a direct quote. FACT - Carbon Cap Credits will be traded on Wall Street where Congressmen and their investment banker buddies will make millions of dollars.

You may have heard my mother quote in her column, Bev’s Burner, that she dropped me on my head as a child and that is why I have the views I do. That was pretty funny. At least that would have been 45 years ago.

I’m not sure what happened to her. She used to be a fiscal conservative Republican precinct chair that chastised the Bush Administration and Republican spending. Funny, just four or five years later she has absolutely no problem with spending on Obamacare (or TARP or the Stimulus Bill or Restrict and Tax).

What is really sick is that if you disagree with the government takeover of health care and OFFER free-market alternatives to Democrats desire of socialized medicine, liberal fascists will organize boycotts of your business. Over 27,000 Facebook members have joined the boycott of Whole Foods Market.

John Mackey is the founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market. They pay 100% of health care premiums for ALL of their team members that work 30 or more hours per week. That translates into 89% of all team members. Mackey penned an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal with multiple bullet points that would reform health care “cost’ and not destroy the number one health care system in the world.

In response to these fascists that don’t want to hear any disagreement with the government and want to punish those that do, I will start doing some regular shopping at Whole Foods. Not just once, but repeatedly. I’m not an organic kind of guy but I’m sure I can find some alternatives to some things that my family or I consume weekly. When I go through the check out I’m going to tell the team member that I want to support John Mackey.

By the way, the Whole Foods CEO John Mackey only accepts $1 per year salary.


Contact michael@fortbendstar.com, if you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column. Write a SIGNED letter to the editor with valid day time phone number--name can be withheld by request.

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