Most of you have already guessed the answer. Itís simple. When the time comes, just quit pulling the wagon. Take a 3- to 5-day vacation instead. This means truckers donít truck, trainmen donít train, pilots donít plane, miners donít mine, marketers donít market, bankers donít bank, groceries donít go and pipelines donít flow.
This scheduled vacation for our nationís producers, the taxpaying mules still pulling the wagon, out to be nationwide. That will never happen. However, our friends in Utah, Idaho and Montana might join in. So might Moffat County and the seven other counties that wish to secede from Colorado. Same goes for Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Get the picture?
Itís amusing to listen to all the hoopla about the government shutdown. Big deal. Remember the scene in Crocodile Dundee when the would-be robbers pulled a knife? Mr. Dundee says, ďThatís not a knife, this is a knife.Ē Thatís what a producers strike would look like.
This is the way to cut government spending, lower tax rates and shove some government mules off the wagon. We could score a few touchdowns and give them a list of the peopleís demands.
The path we are presently taking will only lead to the death of our country. Our intentions are to save the U.S.A. We all want government of the people, by the people and for the people.
ďAll that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men do nothingĒ Ė Edmund Burke
Bill Johnson, Pinedale
Editorís note: Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi called Bill Johnson last Monday morning, saying he liked the letter so much he read it on the Senate floor and it was recorded in the Congressional Record.
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