Letters to the editor, Oct. 14
Hernando TodayHooray for politics
Published: October 14, 2012
Published: October 14, 2012
This may come as a complete surprise, Mr. Russ Colombo, but I don't consider your letter a "rant" at all. In fact, I think nearly everyone, liberal and conservative alike, was surprised by Mr. Obama's lackluster performance in the debate.
Mr. Romney did indeed come across as better prepared, livelier and in command of his "facts" (in quotes since some of them were really questionable and twisted.) For whatever reasons, Mr. Obama seemed to be coasting, maybe believing that all he had to do was show up since he's the incumbent. Not so, and I promise the next performance will be better. If it isn't, Mr. Obama might be in real trouble.
However, these "debates" don't prove a thing and the six percent who are undecided won't make any difference no matter if they are swayed by the puppets on stage whose strings are pulled by the professional writers and spin doctors.
Looking forward to the next debate, when the pundits and political analysts will tell us what the candidates are going to say, tell us what they're saying, and then tell us what they said.
Hooray for politics, American style!
I have been angered many times at a grocery store when watching someone on food stamps purchase something of little value only to request cash back.
The person then uses said cash to buy cigarettes and or beer or other forms of alcohol. Now we as a nation are in a quandary as how to reduce dependency on such entitlements and I believe the answer is simple.
Eliminate the EBT just that easy. Go back to coupon type food stamps which can't be used to buy booze or cigarettes with the added benefit of making the lazy moochers get off their lazy butts to actually go and pick up their freebees same with the welfare checks.
Will people gripe about the lines and the wait, certainly, will it make them feel demeaned, of course, that is the whole purpose then maybe, just maybe, they will feel enough shame to get a job and quit sponging off the taxpayers.
Just the facts
Recently in a local restaurant I overheard a senior citizen telling a friend "if Romney wins the election I will lose my Social Security and Medicare and I don't know how I will survive."
This is a direct quote from an elderly citizen. It's amazing how effective Obama has been in getting out his message to the elderly. The problem is the message is a big fat lie.
Nowhere does Romney or the Republicans plan to eliminate Social Security or Medicare. Romney said it well during his recent debate with Obama "if you tell a lie often enough, someone will believe it!"
Well I wonder how these senior citizens will feel (many of them will not be around in 10 or 15 years) about the affect the Obama plan when their children and grandchildren have to pick up the tab for Obama's plan to bankrupt America?
There is nothing more dangerous than an uninformed voter, and boy, there are an awful lot of seniors out there who don't have a clue. Hey Grandma and Grandpa get off your duff and read the facts. This is coming from a 79 year old senior who worked hard all his live, served our country in the military and am worried about my children's and grandchildren's future.