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ELECTION: Romney/Ryan, before it’s too late

Letter by Lyle Laws, Puyallup on Aug. 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm | 25 Comments »
August 15, 2012 1:01 pm

I will be voting for the Romney/Ryan ticket. I just hope it isn’t too late to keep our country from going bankrupt because so many folks who feel that the government should provide for all of their needs will be voting to re-elect Barack Obama.

I was born in 1933, and during my lifetime many Americans have gone from being glad to work at any job available to them to avoiding work if at all possible. Now there are more than 10 million illegal aliens in the country doing the grunt work that about the same number of unemployed Americans could be doing. Why?

In 1933, people who didn’t work lived in wretched conditions, often without adequate food, indoor plumbing, running water, washing machines, central heating, warm clothing, unemployment compensation, or access to medical or dental care.

Fast-forward to 2012, and compare the lives of those who don’t work with those who do.

Now, with welfare checks, food stamps, subsidized housing, Medicaid, SSI and many other government programs, those who don’t (won’t) work get by about as well as folks who get up and go to work at whatever jobs are available to them.

Unfortunately, many Democrats who are working hard and contributing taxes to support people who choose not to work will be voting to re-elect Obama simply because they have always voted for Democrats in the past.

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