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What has Obama actually done to make our future brighter?

To the editor,
I keep wanting to ask those folks who voted for Obama, why? What has he done to deserve your votes? Sure he's slick and cool but what has he actually done to make your lives better or to make the future for your kids brighter? As far as I can tell every program he supports hurts average people — unless you consider welfare and food stamps the good life. Yes, he supports education in the form of teachers' unions but look at the state of the nation's education. We are way down the lists of student achievement among industrialized countries. Kids are still graduating high school who can't read. Collage grads come out with degrees but can't find jobs and are saddled with crushing debt. Who's fault is that? The collages who continue to raise tuition year after year and now Obama wants to excuse the debt. So who gets hurt? All those who pay taxes, that's who, us.
And he's so cool with his "green" environmental plans. Yup, he invests billions of tax dollars in all kinds of green energy only to see them go bankrupt one after another. Who get hurt? We do, the taxpayers.
To pay for all these bloopers, Obama borrows trillions then waists them on bail outs that fail, investments of millions in foreign countries, and then want to be allowed to borrow more trillions to do more of the same. Who gets hurt? Yep, we do.
Notice gas prices are down to around $3.42 gal. Swell, only double what it was when he was first elected. Are the 1 percent suffering from any of this? Nope, its the poor, elderly and working families taking the brunt of it.
But unemployment is down you know. Well consider this, millions will graduate high schools and collages in the next couple of months only to find no jobs waiting but neve fear they will not find themselves on the unemployment rolls those are only for workers that have been laid off. Moms and dads will continue to carry the load without break for, what, years to come? And the industries just keeps leaving the country one after another.
I could go on and on and on and I will, but in another letter. Let this one sink in a little with those who actually are able to use their own minds outside the incessant drone of progressives telling them what to think, feel and say.
Steve Earle

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:43

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I thank Sen. Ayotte for her vote & urge her to keep fighting

To the editor,
To all those writers spending their time and energy attacking Sen. Ayotte for her recent vote against the purely political and emotionally inspired gun control law, save your time and breath. The billionaire mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg is doing it for you with millions of his dollars spent on TV adds trying to discredit her. He also spent an unknown amount of his bucks to send out-of-state rabble-rousers to the recent Warren and Tilton, N.H. town meetings, complete with signs and an agenda to disrupt these meetings. Do you really want that blowhard trying to operate in New Hampshire?
Just Google "Bloomberg security" and you will find all kinds of articles on this hypocrite's security detail. He even gets special dispensation to travel to Bermuda with his heavily armed force of NYPD officers. The local cops there don't even feel the need to be armed. Like most of our large cities, NYC is a haven for gangs and murderers. I say, let him prove that all of their long-standing gun control laws make one iota of difference in the safety of his average citizens.
I don't have to make this stuff up. Again Google "firstread.nbcnews.com Ayotte" and you will get the facts straight from an NBC reporter, Kassie Hunt. Also when checking his security, read a few of his misuses of what he refers to as "his private army". Apparently they even have tanks and anti-aircraft guns — anti-aircraft guns? Even I find that hard to believe. Doesn't sound like a city bleeding red ink really needs a standing army.
I'm sure that this letter wont make any difference in the opinions of those fixated on more and more government control, whether it be for guns, education or other areas. As for me, I truly thank Senator Ayotte for that vote and wish her well in the continuing battle against the DC gang in power in their attempt to turn us into a flock of sheep begging for directions to the trough.
Donald Lockwood

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:23

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Before 'Fast & Furious' Bush had 'Wide Receiver'; both were wrong

To the editor,
Recently, I made a mistake regarding the Fast and Furious "gun walking" program. I claimed It was started by Bush. That particular gun walking program was indeed begun by President Obama but it was a continuation of George Bush's 2006 gun walking program called "Operation Wide Receiver".
So, gun walking was begun by the ATF under Bush while Obama unwisely restarted the program with his own version. Both have been highly criticized and rightly so.
James Veverka

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:18

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Thanks for helping make Dad's 90th birthday a special one

To the editor,
I am writing to express my thanks for all of your help and support in making my father, Jim Zanes', 90th birthday party a huge success. Your graphic artist designed an exceptional ad to announce the festivities. Kudos to her for her imagination and creativity! Ms. Ober took time to visit with Dad and wrote a wonderful article that was published in your paper. She certainly captured his personality and humor!
Dad is hugely grateful for the companionship and good wishes sent his way during the open house. Seeing friends and family and celebrating the occasion made for a great day for him. As always, we appreciate the time and support given to Dad and our family by the Mt. Lebanon Lodge. The men who sponsored this party took time out of their busy lives to make Dad's day very special. Please check their website at www.lakesregionmasons.org for upcoming community activities.
Again, as Dad would say, "Please accept our heartfelt thanks for everything that you did!".
June Garen

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:12

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Less chance of being a victim of gun violence today than in years

To the editor,
In her letter of Friday May 10, Bernadette Loesch wrote that "The gun violence epidemic is not a Democrat, Republican or any other political party problem."
The truth is, the supposed "gun violence epidemic" which Bernadette and President Obama refer to, is not there at all.
Current FBI statistics report crime, in general, is at near historic lows, versus the population. Also, a newspaper article published on Thursday, May 9 states that a recent study by the Pew Research Center shows gun crime is the lowest it has been in 10 years, having peaked in the early 1990s at slightly higher then 7 per 100,000 population and has dropped steeply by almost 50 percent, to about 3.5 per 100,000 population.
In other words, the alleged, "gun violence epidemic" that Bernadette refers to does not exist. And considering that I have heard the president make recent references to the, alleged "gun violence epidemic", I would have to say that the, supposed, epidemic is certainly being pushed by the Democrats as well as a biased and liberal media that drills sensationalist events, such as a mass murder, into the public minds by rehashing stories over and over and repeatedly showing the same few seconds of video until folks feel that society is coming apart at the seams unless we do something drastic... now!
In reality, this is probably the safest time in the last decade or so for the average citizen to go about their business and feel free from the chance of being a crime victim.
C'mon people, it's time to quite letting party politics and a sensationalist media do the thinking for you and start giving your brains a chance.
Michael G. Shanks
New Hampton

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:09

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