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ECONOMY: Turn out the lights, the party’s over

Letter by Lyle Laws, Puyallup on Nov. 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm with No Comments »
November 30, 2012 1:33 pm

Back when Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford and “Dandy Don” Meredith introduced America to Monday Night Football, if a game became a lost cause for one of the teams, Dandy Don would sing, ‘’Turn out the lights, the party’s over.” That pretty well sums up what was once the American dream.

Twenty-three million Americans are unemployed while 15 million illegal aliens are here doing work those U.S. citizens could be doing and are receiving government benefits while demanding amnesty and full citizenship. Forty-seven million people are getting food stamps that can be used to buy fillet minion and lobster. Unemployment compensation is being paid (for up two years) to far too many people who want positions rather than jobs and can refuse to accept work that doesn’t pay as much as the jobs they lost.

America is more than $16 trillion in debt ($48,000-plus for every man, women and child) but continues to borrow money from the Chinese to give to countries like Egypt, Pakistan and Libya that harbor Muslim terrorists.

Taking money from those who have earned it by working hard, investing wisely or conducting businesses and giving it to people who contribute little or nothing is a sure formula for financial disaster.

So long, America, it was nice knowing you.

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