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Top money earners need to 'suck it up and deal with it'

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Did you know that the top one percent of our population holds the assets equivalent to 90 percent of our population?

Did you know that 400 people of that one percent hold the assets equivalent to 156 million of our citizens?

Did you know that 25 hedge fund managers have a "loophole" of a minimum of 4 billion dollars?

Did you know the Paulson Hedge fFnd of $4.9 billion is the equivalent of 184,000 of our fellow citizens?

None of these people are "job creators." The appropriate term is "parasites."

You "tea baggers" are subsidizing them. This conservative trickle-down Ponzi Scheme is at its zenith. Bernie Madoff was only a symptom. All of you reading this are the "feeders."

Many years ago I was blessed with the teaching of Norman Vincent Peale, "a true Christian," not a grifter or rainmaker. He said, "God will not give you anymore than you can handle." At the time, I was living in an abandoned farmhouse with sometimes little or no food. That was my God, "my foot prints in the sand and snow."

I'm safe now; but I'm very, very grateful for all of my life's experiences. Yes, I was scared, but I was not alone. This situation began when I returned from Vietnam, in September 1968, to just a few years ago... the consequences of "full-blown PTSD." I don't recall ever feeling sorry for myself or whining about my situations.

I treated all of my life's encounters as I handled myself in the Mekong Delta. Just suck it up and deal with it.

For many of you reading this, you claim to be people of faith. Why do you have so little of it? Many of you are fairly comfortable and all you can talk about is money. That's what you really worship. It's called "mammon."

That uppity one percent I was talking about love trickle-down. What your Republican prophets have really been doing is "urinating on your backs and calling it rain.

Just suck it up and deal with it. Oh, and if you hate the government and big spending, send the checks back.

Are any of you grateful for anything? -- Leland Jenson, Detroit Lakes

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