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ECONOMY: Americans deserve better than this

Letter by John L. Brooks, Spanaway on Aug. 9, 2011 at 10:25 am | 34 Comments »
August 9, 2011 11:12 am

I believe that what the American people have seen and experienced in the last couple weeks should show us all just what a bunch of dysfunctional people that we have voted into office. We have no captain at the helm of our ship nor any crew members on deck to guide it.

When it comes time to vote, people need to take a good look and vote them all out on the street. They have taken us all to the brink of financial ruin because they fight like little children in kindergarten. We would not have received a downgrade if they had acted as adults and made cuts where they need to be cut.

Social Security is not one of them though. Social Security would be solvent if it was paid to those who paid into it and not to those who have no investment in it. Perhaps it is time we stop paying out cash to foreign governments, stop wars in two countries where the people hate us anyway, quit paying the bulk of the U.N. budget, stop all foreign aid and cut the military budget.

We have to just stop bailing everyone out of trouble because they will not be here when we need to be bailed out, and if D.C. doesn’t do something very soon we will need to be.

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