2012-10-04 / Letters

Choose Freedom Over Socialism

To The Editor:

While our country continues to plunge toward economic ruin because of the misguided socialist policies of Barack Obama he promises more of the same if reelected.

More spending, bigger government, more regulations, continued class warfare and less freedom are not the solutions to our problems.

Expanding welfare rolls, more food stamp recipients and “free” Obama-phones do not build a stronger economy. Demonizing the so-called “rich” who are mostly small business people in order to pander to your voting base will not create jobs.

Funding failed solar energy companies who kick back campaign contributions while preventing oil companies from drilling and building pipelines and refineries is not a sensible energy policy.

Wasting taxpayers’ money on electric cars that no one wants to buy like the Chevy Volt and the Fisker does not help reduce gasoline prices that have more than doubled since Obama took office.

Taking more than $700 billion from Medicare to fund the Obamacare program that will fundamentally destroy the best healthcare system in the world does not help senior citizens.

Increasing the national debt by almost $6 trillion in the last four years leaves our grandchildren with a bill they will never be able to repay. This debt contributes to the devaluation of our currency leading eventually to runaway inflation and inevitably to a lower standard of living.

Providing over $50 billion annually in foreign aid mostly to countries that despise us when we have to borrow 40 cents of every dollar we spend is ridiculous. I am certain those countries will be happy to hate the U.S. for free.

Obama has failed this nation. Whether it is the corruption of the Fast and Furious program or the irrational policies in the Middle- East, including the cover-up of the facts involving our ambassador’s murder in Libya, or the disastrous economic policies, it is time to change leadership before it’s too late for our country.

Einstein’s definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. We have a stark choice this November between freedom and more socialism. I sincerely hope we choose freedom.

Vincent Joyce

McConnellsburg

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