Safety Valve: Letters from readers
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Nice going, liberals
For all you voters out there who live in fantasy land, congratulations! You people succeeded in putting Obama in office so he can ruin the rest of the country. Let me list some things that are already changing.
One, he took responsibility for the murder of four people in the Libyan American Embassy.
Second, he let Gen. Petraeus announce his extramarital affair to cover the issue of the massacre. Which is more important, head of the CIA having his oil changed or four Americans? Bill Clinton had more affairs than Petraeus and it didn’t cover a big story up.
Third, he is shutting coal production mills and mines and wants to quit oil exploration in Colorado, trying to keep us dependent on foreign oil.
Fourth, he may succeed in killing off the middle class, making the rich richer by deferring taxes to the lower class.
Fifth, you think health care is expensive now? Wait a while till his “Obamacare” kicks in. He will bankrupt the medical system and everyone who pays premiums.
Thanks to all you liberals. You now have most Democrats in all the right places, just ready to cut jobs and raise taxes.
Those who voted Obama and his sidekick, “Who am I?” Biden, are going to recall this administration in a year or two because socialism and communism didn’t work back then and it won’t work today.
Have a great year when this government state and national tell you all is well. Disneyland until it all hits the fan.
Lincoln didn’t do it this way
Mr. Warner’s editorial on the “Lincoln” movie (Nov. 29) opines that raising taxes on the wealthy by 4 percent is not momentous, like ending slavery, but Congress should compromise like the movie. He admits revenue from this tax increase is one spit in an ocean of debt. Well you can’t compromise on suicide. You are dead or alive.
Spending a nation into ruin is momentous and threatens the nation and every citizen. Each dollar we print to meet expenditures makes the dollars in every citizen’s pocket purchase less (a hidden tax harshest on the poorest). Each dollar borrowed to meet expenditures requires endless future dollars in interest because there is no debt retirement plan — none. Few in government talk about the debt, it’s too big. They prefer to talk about this year’s deficit.
Do you remember what the Bush tax cuts were? There was a minor surplus of revenue anticipated. Rather than pay off debt (which gets few votes next election) tax rates were lowered for all income levels. Now there is a serious revenue shortfall. but only the rich should pay. That got enough votes to get the current fiddling Nero re-elected.
Beware, people also vote with their behavior. We see that in the way some people arrange their lives to benefit from government support (that increases spending). Among the wealthy there are no taxes on money you already possess, only on earnings. Created wealth typically benefits the individual modestly while they reinvest income growing their business. Upon retirement they reap the benefits and end their large annual tax obligation on earnings. So take only from the rich and they’ll stop earning earlier and begin pleasure, but it’s disaster for the rest of the nation. There’ll be nobody rich and earning available to tax and few jobs. It is happening now.
Not what America is
I am neither a historian nor an author, but I was taught American history. We learned that Christian people in British colonies were treated badly and they sacrificed their lives to create America. They were typical men with wealth, comforts of living, and life itself, and yet they were willing to risk their lives and die for a land of liberty and freedom.
Every citizen was expected to follow the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and abide with our culture. Except for that, they had the freedom to live the way they chose. Others strived to come to America, and those that were beneficial to America were welcome, learned our language and became American.
Today America is only a spot on a map. Throughout the years, people like George Soros, who bankrupted his native land of Greece while building a socialist nation, inevitably will, with Obama, do the same here.
Obama emulates George Soros by undermining our basic Constitution and abolishing things that America stood for.
In reality, converting America to socialism is little more that a gradual transfer of our own personal control and responsibilities, while the government is taking over.
Don A. Miller
A holiday gift
Thank you to the Wenatchee Seventh-day Adventist Church! What a wonderful way to start out the Christmas season — the “Journey to Bethlehem.” Three generations of our family attended a recent production. The shopkeepers and their wares were so realistic and detail-oriented. Our favorites were the innkeepers and the three kings — they were so genuine and made it seem like we were really in Bethlehem. The Roman guards’ performance was also outstanding. Tremendous crowds turned out for the production and because of the great organization, everything flowed smoothly. Thank you for your inspirational Christmas gift.
Gwen and Arvene Rinker
Steph and Sean Johansen
Nic and Jaycie Johansen
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