To the editor:
A sincere thank you to all the Republicans across our great nation who voted the big oilmen into the highest offices in the land. The big oil companies are enjoying historical record profits. Duh! Meanwhile, our nation cannot afford health insurance for our kids in poverty. It must be hard living in those multimillion-dollar homes and vacation homes while we cannot afford to help our senior citizens who are in poverty to live in dignity.
Did anyone see the show on TV about the G.I. who came back to Kansas City from Iraq with one leg? Did everyone see the rathole of a house he came home to raise his four children in? I'm sure everyone saw all the big oil billionaires who were there waiting to help him after losing his leg to get their precious oil. He was one of the lucky ones. Someone stepped up to help him out. Of course, they really didn't need to help him because our government and the big oil people were already going to do that anyway, right?
The economists say the high price of oil is because there is "instability in the region." I don't suppose starting a war in the middle of the region has had anything to do with that! So press on, Republicans; you're doing the right thing. Give yourselves a big pat on the back the next time you fill up your gas tank. I'm sure there's an oilman billionaire out there that needs yet another million-dollar vacation home.