Sept. 23, 2012: Our readers write

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Don’t be fooled again

I am so discouraged by these letters to the editor promoting President Obama. Do these people really in good faith say he’s been a good president? Are they just voting Democrat, no matter who’s running? We have all this unrest in the Middle East and they want to blame it on a movie for fear that if they say it’s a terrorist attack, it would put a damper on his re-election.

We’re being duped, my friends.

What’s the old saying? Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Obama doesn’t know how to deal with these thugs who wish us all dead. He said we’ve got to be nice and just get along. Be real. That’s like being in a room full of wild tigers. And we just say let’s play nice and don’t attack me please.

Instead of trying to face the mess in the Middle East or the economy, he’d rather be yucking it up with David Letterman or fundraising with Beyonce. I think it’s shameful and frankly I think we should be embarrassed in front of our allies.

I don’t know how good a job Mitt Romney will do but the way the last four years have gone, we owe it to ourselves to give him a chance. Things have just got to be better.

If Obama really was concerned about the American people, he’d step down himself but he won’t so we’ve got to discharge him and maybe then we finally can move “forward.”

Linda Thompson

Vine Grove


Political smoke

When you hear a politician talking about reducing the deficit, you are hearing “political smoke.” What they are really saying will increase the debt.

The deficit is the amount of money the government spends in excess of the amount it takes in. The debt is the result of that action. A reduced deficit still would increase the debt.

Just the interest on the debt is the largest single item in the federal budget. This is true now and for the foreseeable future unless the debt is reduced. A government action to just “print more money” will ensure a future inflation. This does allow payment of the interest in cheaper money but also ensures that any money you hold loses value.

If you are younger than 60, you will pay for these irresponsible scenarios for the rest of your life.

Jim Hatcher