Letter to Uinta County Herald

Dear Editor,

So being the first letter of the month I feel the need to talk to people about the MTC facility that may be coming in and also the philosophy behind both sides of the argument. Like I have stated before I am a Libertarian but I understand the conservative side of the argument as well as the “progressive” side of the argument. Alright now conservative and progressive Evanstonians we have to realize this for what it is, a processing center. You will not see ICE vehicles roaming the streets of Evanston with nets like they are hunting for wild game, this is the democrat fear at the moment and I think that the people of Evanston would not put up with that.  And a note to the conservative side it is entirely too hard to become a citizen of our nation. Let’s face it close to 90%, if not more, of high school seniors cannot pass the test to become a citizen. So either the schools suck, which they do because they are government owned, or it is truly hard for someone who has no idea of our history to become a citizen of our country.

What I would propose as a solution to the illegal immigrant problem is number one quit incentivizing it. Every welfare program, including student aid, needs to be absolved. It is not the government’s job to provide for anyone. And when you look at all the hidden taxes in the U.S.A. it is obviously apparent that the average American making 48k a year pays close to 65% of their income in taxes. The person making minimum wage can’t afford this, but the government turns around and gives them 15% back in welfare programs. How about we don’t tax at all? Secondly we need to make it easier to obtain either work visas or citizenship. I believe in free trade no tariffs or taxes on foreign imports or exports as long as the other country is following the same guidelines, if not follow their tax code on our imports/exports. Does anyone know what a basic ford focus costs in China? It is the equivalent of 50,000 U.S. dollars while here it is only 20,000. That is so china can prop up their failing economy while enjoying America’s leniency.

While we can all agree that something needs to be done about illegal immigration most conservatives and libertarians can side on eliminating welfare as a whole. But what this is for Evanston is close to 100 well-paying jobs. Corrections officers at the processing plants are starting off at more than most of Evanston’s police and sheriff departments make. While “progressives” are touting that only government should have this kind of power we need to look at the larger picture when it comes to privatization, and the fact is that it is cheaper. Just for those who don’t know why I have been putting the term progressives in quotations it’s actually because most of their policies are regressive. More government has been tried all over the world, Venezuela, North Korea, Soviet Union, and many more have tried socialism/communism and it always fails.

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2 comments on “Letter to Uinta County Herald”

  1. Frank mysliwiec Reply

    Several points to disagree on. #1, no taxes. There should and always will be some type of tax. Who is going to pay the millions to repair and build roads in your community. Where will the money come from to provide emergency services for for your community As the constitution was originally written taxes were to come from imports from other countries and not upon the citizens income. Taxes are A neccesity of a successful economy. But an over burden and excessive taxation must be abolished

    • Patrick Ballinger Reply

      First off I understand that taxation is a normal part of everyday life, however the constitution says we have a right to travel not that government would provide the means to travel or roads to be traveled upon. When I was growing up they were trying to make i80 through Wyoming a toll road for semi trucks. This would have abolished any citizens need to post for vehicle registration and it was shut down. Secondly government doesn’t provide the roads they contract it out to construction companies and because it is a government job they charge on average 30% more than they would a private consumer. Emergency services are also something that for the most part could be privatized and lower the cost on taxation. There are cities that have private law enforcement police but still have a sheriff department. Also most of Evanston’s fire department and emts go unpaid because they volunteer, a private company would know how to get these hero’s money for their services rendered. While I agree that taxation is completely needed in some areas it should not be in the excess it is today.

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