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August 16, 2010

Letter To The Editor

Week of August 15th

— To the Editor,

Barrack Hussein Obama is a disgrace. I started to say he is an "idiot," but he's not an idiot because he is doing exactly what he set out to do, destroy the United States as we know it.

He said he would bring change, well guess what? The kind of change he is engineering is not what the people thought it would be. This is a man who never had a real job (a few days as senator doesn't count), never owned a business, never made a payroll, never had to match Social Security and Medicare taxes, never had to pay quarterly tax to the IRS nor to the state in which that business operates and he has the audacity to think he has what it takes to run the United States of America. He can't put two sentences together without  a teleprompter.

This is also the man who refuses to produce a proper birth certificate saying he doesn't have to. Well, all the rest of us have to. Every time we get a driver's license, a passport, a Social Security card, etc. It is proof of who we are and where we were actually born. What makes him think he shouldn't have to go through the same things all of us have to.

Also in that disgrace box is Congress (with a few exceptions). It's hard to believe that people who are supposed to be the guardians of our freedoms are participating in the destruction of our country. I truly believe that both houses are fat, dumb and happy. They make tremendous salaries, get outstanding health benefits, don't have to work all year like the rest of us and when they retire they get a retirement package that will stagger the mind. What's your retirement package like?

The man in the White House and Congress have set this country on a course from which it may not recover. If businessmen and women ran their businesses like the government does, they would go bankrupt and everyone would think "what horrible managers." Well, the President and Congress are horrible managers.

There are at least two or three generations of people who think they are owed a living without having to work, when they are able to work. The Bible has it correct, no work, no eat. It used to be embarrassing to have to be on government assistance and people were willing to do whatever they had to to take care of themselves and their families, and now we think the government should take care of us - what a change.

And don't let me hear that Medicare is a "gimmee." We pay for that privilege. Each time we get a paycheck, taxes are deducted to pay for Social Security and Medicare and we pay monthly premiums. It's not our fault that the government has squandered that money. Social Security was supposed to have been in a Trust so that the money we have paid in would be there when it was time for us to retire and start collecting. However, Congress voted in 1968, under (President) Johnson, to put the Social Security money in the General Treasury, so, they have a problem with how to pay what was promised and want to penalize the citizens who are retirement age. What a joke. (Check it out on the internet-very interesting).

Did you know the government has no "product" as a means of making money? The only money they have is ours. And they spend it like water. They take no responsibility for the consequences of their actions - just raise taxes - that's their solution to overspending. Again with few exceptions, no one in Congress should be there the next round. We are fast becoming the laughing stock of the entire world for our behavior. People used to really look up to this country, but not so much anymore. That old saying, "Walk softly and carry a big stick" used to be our motto. What about now?

Some friends went to Israel recently. They saw billboards of Obama's back - translation was that the U. S. had turned its back on them. God will punish us, mark it down. Please tell your Congressman and/or women we cannot turn our backs on Israel. The Jews are God's chosen people. Check your Bible.

The Constitution of the United States does not need to be changed or improved upon. Our founding fathers knew exactly what was needed and put it on paper. They were so grateful to God for the opportunities this country could afford and we are throwing all that back in their faces. We have a president that talks and talks and talks but really does not have a single value that this country was founded upon. How in the world could the American people (have) been so gullible to believe and elect someone so shallow.

Actually, the people did not elect him - the Electoral College did. That system should be abolished. The people should elect. Congress should have term limits - no more than two terms. Career politicians are a stink in the nostrils of the people.

The Constitution was not created to restrain the people, it was created to restrain government.

When are our Representatives and Senators going to have the guts to say "No" to irresponsibility, actually read the bills they pass, quit slipping "pork" into good bills, quit taking bribes, quit bribing other people and start behaving like people the citizenry can be proud of.

I am proud to be an American. Many people from other countries would love to be here. Why are we and our legislators being so stupid? Shame on us.

Taxation without representation - remember that one. We are not being represented very well.

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