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Obama has transformed U.S. into a crony capitalist system

To The Daily Sun,

Bernadette Loesch has once again provided readers with a crystal clear example of what happens when "leftism" smacks up against reality. Delusions, muddled thinking and an appalling lack of insight blaze across the page in a fiery mess of mendacity.

Don Ewing's recent letter gave us many examples of the magnificence of capitalism. Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams, two of the most preeminent economists of the last half century, have written volumes as to how and why capitalism has lifted more people out of poverty than has any other economic system ever devised.

In Bernadette's Veterans Day letter, she has allegedly found someone who attempts to prove otherwise, one David Cay Johnson. She mentions his recently published article, "Is Capitalism Killing White Middle Aged Americans." She mentions everything from prescription drug addiction, various health maladies, stagnant wages and long term unemployment as being caused by capitalism. And of course, the constantly parroted phrase by the Left that only the evil 1 percent prosper from this elitist system.

However, in full jabberwocky mode, Bernadette failed to offer even one example from this Nobel prize winning author of how or why capitalism has caused this decline in our society. Bernadette, who may have found a religious leader by the name of George Soros, fails to understand that she has just described what has occurred in this country over the past seven years under our job-killing, Marxist-loving and capitalism-hating president.

Yes Bernadette, we all know that this decline began before the "Age of Obama.".That is because thanks to most Democrats and a bunch of feckless Republicans, a bureaucratic behemoth has transformed us into a crony capitalist system that does favor the 1 percent. While the poor and middle class has suffered, President Obama has rewarded the 1 percent handsomely, has he not, Bernadette? What you actually did Bernadette, is give everyone another example as to why we need a true, tea party-type, conservative Republican to return us to a fiscally sound, entrepreneur-inspiring, system of unbridled, real capitalism that will set the small business world on fire.

Bless you Bernadette, you truly are a conservative's best friend. Oh just wondering, any chance you think that Senator Bernie Sanders is just the person to get our economy booming again? After all, socialism has such a glorious history of bringing nations out of poverty and into prosperity. Oh wait, we are still waiting for just one example of this in the entire history of mankind aren't we? Socialism equates to good intentions and misery. Capitalism, when allowed to do it's thing, brings good results and prosperity. Through the Looking Glass she skips along. Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Humpty Dumpty, the lion and the unicorn. Is it all so very confusing? Well not really, just a bit incongruous. Sort of like a socialism oxymoron — "cruel kindness." Keep up the good work Bernadette, and a happy Veterans Day to you.

Russ Wiles

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It was a very rewarding experience to be a 'celebrity' dancer

To The Daily Sun,

I just had one of the most exciting and rewarding opportunities of my life as a "celebrity" dancer with the Lakes Region Dancing with the Stars and I want to say Thank You.

I want to thank Laura Brusseau and Ashley Halsey for their incredible dedication, guidance and hard work in bringing this fun event to the Lakes Region. I need to thank Sue Nicholas, my "professional" dance partner for her direction, friendship and ability to help me stay on task during rehearsals. I thank the other "celebrities/professional" dancers who worked hard in practice, raising funds and showing me how to have a little more fun. I was blown away by the young dancers from our local dance companies that truly entertained us throughout the night. Finally, I am thankful to all the folks who supported my quest to raise money for the Greater Meredith Career Partnership Program.

This program which offers our students job shadows, internships, brings guest speakers  into our schools and more, is successfully overseen by Ally Duffield and we at the Greater Meredith Program and Inter-Lakes High School are extremely fortunate to have Ally as our executive director. With the help of many and my incredible ability to dance, the Greater Meredith Career Partnership Program will be awarded a check for more than $8,000. That is outstanding ... It is really great to be a part of a winning community. I thank you.

Chris Kelly

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