Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

Tag: Barack Obama

Nov.
7th

ELECTION: Don’t blame me, I voted Republican

As I write this, they have just called the state of Ohio (the state where I was born) for Obama. I can throw up now.  But, it seems that the American people, at least those who want more of this man’s Socialistic ideas to come to fruition, have spoken.

You can thank the mainstream media. They covered for this man’s ineptitude and incompetence the last four years. Also, major newspapers and the “big three” networks seemed to think that the deaths of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, by terrorists, deserved little or no coverage.

I will abide by

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Nov.
6th

ELECTION: Republicans have a new tactic

Since observing Mitt Romney’s campaign, I see a new tactic taken up by Republicans in campaigning as well as in comments submitted to newspaper blogs: Ignore the truth.

The best example is the continual moaning of the conservatives about President Obama’s statements (or lack thereof) about the violence at one of our embassies. Anyone with a beating heart and the ability to open their eyes observed the president, on video, stipulate that terrorists and/or terrorism was responsible, yet the conservatives continue to bleat that “Obama didn’t say anything about terrorism for 14 days,” or something equally as ignorant and childish.

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Sep.
28th

DEMOCRATS: The left conquers through deception

Over the years, Democrats have learned to mimic conservatism. They pretend to be conservative by using the right words to appeal to the majority, and those wavering in the middle, until they are elected. Then they show their true colors. They are chameleons.

This behavior was demonstrated successfully by the last three Democrat presidents (Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama). They all used the right words; appeared to be concerned about free-market economic growth; appeared to support the military, apple pie and the American flag; then, bang, when they got into office, they all began stomping on all they

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Dec.
10th

TAX CUTS: Social Security cut portends ill to come

So the President has agreed to extend the Bush tax cuts for another two years. This is in spite of the fact that the national debt is presently 60 percent of the GDP, the national budget spending level is 25 percent of GDP and the national budget revenue is 15 percent of GDP.

How long could your household survive under these conditions?

But then he also proposes to reduce the Social Security withholding from 6.2 to 4.2 percent. Granted, the working man needs every break he can get, but where the hell did that one come from? Especially since Social

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Dec.
10th

TAX CUTS: Democrats are the real Party of No

For two years Democrats in House of Representatives were able to dictate every word placed in the legislation they wanted to pass. They totally froze out any input from Republicans.

They had more than enough votes to pass anything they wanted without the help of a single Republican. Yet whenever they were in danger of failing to pass a favored piece of legislation, they would cry that it was because the Republicans were the “Party of No”.

Now we have a situation where President Obama actually compromised with Republicans and made a deal to extend tax cuts two years for

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Dec.
10th

TAX CUTS: Obama should use the power he has

President Obama should respond to the Republican stance of “It’s my way or the highway” with his own stance of “It’s my way or the highway.”

The Republicans will sacrifice most anything for a tax break for the millionaires, who comprise a mere 2 percent of the population at most.

Obama should package legislation benefiting the most people, such as the nuclear treaty, extended benefits for the unemployed, help for children, injured 911 workers, don’t ask don’t tell, etc, and trade the entire package for tax breaks for all, including the millionaires. It’s time to play hardball.

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Dec.
10th

TAX CUTS: Wealthy paid higher rates in the past

Regarding “Tax Cuts, Stop class warfare, Democrats,” (Letter, 12-10), the writer should realize that upper bracket tax rates have been much higher in the past. For instance, the average of all upper bracket tax rates since 1913 when income tax began is just under 60 percent.

During World War II and up to 1962, the upper bracket tax rate was 91 percent. From 1963 until 1981 the upper bracket tax rate was 70 percent. During this time period, the national debt decreased as a percentage of GDP from over 100 percent to only about 33 percent.

So, you see that

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Dec.
10th

OBAMA COMPROMISE: Time for a second New Deal

It is laudable that President Obama believes in compromise. But he is forgetting that while it is appropriate to compromise on what one wants, it is unconscionable to compromise on what is right and what is wrong. You do not accept a little of what is wrong in order to get a little of what is right.

The president’s stated belief is that if everyone is a little unhappy, it must be a good compromise. This may be true when picking the family dog, but when applied to negotiations with Congress this idea of compromise has created a mishmash of

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