TO THE EDITOR: Like wrinkle lines etched into faces of the very old, Obama’s economic policies produce troublesome lines. Welfare, food stamp and unemployment lines are the “sad faces” of his tenure.
There are 14 million unemployed Americans, 25 million unemployed or underemployed, 48 million receiving food stamps, 46 million in poverty and unemployment over 8 percent for the past 45 months. We spend $10 billion and borrow $4 billion a day to stay afloat. Do we want four more years of record-setting dismal statistics. A math novice could figure four years of nothing times two equals nothing. Always expecting something for nothing is “liberal” math?
The widower-promoting Obamacare didn’t address consequences of a $16 trillion national debt or solutions for the pre-mentioned statistics; they’re pressing issues that require attention. What’s his liberal concern, maintaining another government freebie financed via taxes and borrowed funds? It’s not surprising liberals view the government as supplier of everything. I’m amazed they can tie their shoes; they always have their hands out.
He contends the “right” would decimate our government? Refer to statistics to judge who’s decimating the country. They’re Obama’s statistics, not George Bush’s. Who had complete control of Congress for two years and in four could only create “sad faces,” failed policies and depressing results?
Claims that Republicans have a “war against women” were reversed at the Democratic Convention. Bill Clinton’s appearance on the same night and podium used by female “war against women” speakers indicates the Democrats are hypocrites. Clinton sexually degraded Monica Lewinsky, accused of propositioning Paula Jones, plus allegedly raped Kathleen Wiley and Juanita Broaddick. Secret Service agents should have been assigned to watch the female speakers; past occurrences indicate they were in greater jeopardy than Bill.
TO THE EDITOR: Germany introduced Social Security in 1889; 46 years later, on Aug. 14, 1935, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act.
One of the most vociferous critics was former Republican (businessman) President Herbert Hoover. Having led America into the Great Depression, Hoover wanted to make sure that no one led us out of the Depression.
According to an Associated Press report on May 6, 1935 , Hoover attacked Social Security in apocalyptic terms. Regarding the security for seniors, Hoover said: “We can find the same economic stability in our jails.” Hoover said programs like Social Security would put Americans in cages. “Our people are not ready to be put into a national zoo.”
Hoover said that rather than indulging in programs like Social Security, Americans should “cling to their family life, to their homes, to their individual self respect, to their rights, to their individual liberties.” He urged that we must not shift “from the self-made man to the government-coddled man.”
Fast forward to 2012. Mitt Romney (businessman) said that “47% of Americans are dependent victims who believe that they are entitled to health care, food, housing, you name it” and that “It’s not my job to worry about those people.”
I guess seniors on Social Security, Medicare, veterans, policemen, firemen, teachers plus government workers who are on small pensions fall into Romney’s 47 percent.
Something you might not know: Article 31 of the Iraqi constitution, drafted by the Bush administration in 2005 and ratified by the Iraqi people, includes a single-payer state-guaranteed health-care program for life for every Iraqi citizen.
Question: Are the Iraqi people better than Americans??