Bill Snare: US can be great again

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To the editor:

Today, as a nation, we are in trouble and our higher up elected officials can’t understand why.

We were once the greatest industrial nation in the world. Being so, we were the envy of the world. We were respected, feared and looked up to. At that time, it seemed everyone in the world wanted to come to America.

They wanted a piece of the dream we Americans took for granted. Yet today, we Americans have seen the dreams fade away. We are harnessed by rules and regulations that prevent us from being free and living that dream that meant so much.

America has become what it is today because the American people, have sat back and watched it happen.

With the creation of the Environ­men­tal Protection Agency, we have watched as they regulated our industries clear out of the country.

Thus, we can no longer dig for gold, cut down a tree, build a road or drill a well without permission and permits, which are almost impossible to get. The spotted owl, black-footed ferret, prairie dog, wolves and endangered fish have become more important than America freedom, as well as the livelihood of the American worker.

Today, the EPA is working to push out the coal industry, oil and gas, and our last major industry, agriculture. They believe a clean America is a healthy America.

China and other industrial nations have taken the role of great industrial nations, while we sit and watch.

America can be great again, but we have to do it with long-term jobs that produce something that America and the rest of the world can use.

We must bring back steel mills, factories of all sorts and, if need be, protect the environment with stimulus money. We cannot cure an ailing America with part-time stimulus supported jobs. They produce nothing.

If we bring back those jobs that once made us great (and which are now making China great), we can pay to repair our highways and improve our environment with payroll taxes from these millions of jobs.

We must also eliminate work visas for foreign workers to come and take jobs we don’t have enough of for our own people.

We must create and support new political parties. The democrats and republicans have become a crutch for America. Elected officials from both parties take orders from party leaders and not the American people.

During the presidential campaign, the present administration said we need change. Change from what?

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have a combined decision-making history of more than 40 years for our country. Their decision-making is what helped put our country where it is today, and it’s getting worse.

Yes, the republicans are just as bad.

In the elections to come, we must vote for anyone but a democrat or republican. Then we can send a clear message to our leaders that we are fed up with their flaws, bickering and out-of-control spending.

Bill Snare

Comments

P51 4 years, 5 months ago

O.K. mr. snare , you are correct. We should vote for Half Gov. Palin. She is dumber than a can of worms. And her cabinet would be the "Ku Klux Klan" After all the tea baggers are the KKK re-born.

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als362 4 years, 5 months ago

I am not certain who I will vote for in the next election, mainly because I have no slate of candidates yet.
I do know this though.
I will not vote for any incumbent.
There is not an incumbent that I can think of that has shown him or herself worthy of my precious vote.
I will continue to not vote for incumbemts until a person rises up that proves they are worthy of my vote a second time. And to P51, I would rather have Bozo The Clown in the Oval Office right now than this Osama/Obama jerk. If you are looking for someone to call dumb, he is it.

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citizensforgrowth 4 years, 5 months ago

The problem is for the past fifty years maybe longer is we have been implementing agendas and not doing whats best for the country. An example of this would be giving eight hundred billion dollars to 22% of the economy(banks) and nothing to the 77% of the economy(consumers). I dont consider a couple of cash handouts and mortgage assistance to people in houses they cant afford as being nothing more than window dressing. The strategy in Washington is one of playing down how bad things are (suppressing unemployment numbers) and telling us that once we get over our paranoia and anxiety and start spending all this cash we supposedly have stashed away things will be back to normal. Over the past fifty years both political parties have degraded the agriculture,manufacturing,steel production and our technology industries to the point the ones that are left are on life support. The current administration plans to build on this by curtailing new power generation construction and requiring some older plants to convert to gas indirectly through EPA mandates thereby slowly eliminating the coal industry. I guess this is how we are dealing with immigration. If we make thing bad enough here,nobody will want to come. For many years we have shipped many jobs overseas through overtaxation and regulation and the misguided idea we could bring the rest of the world up to our living standards by giving them our jobs. Yes, it is a global economy but we need to realize it is not a level playing field and we are losing. Its not too late but we need to start soon. China has already stated their goal is to develop its economy to be self sustaining so they dont have to depend on exporting their goods. Sounds like how things were here not all that long ago. We need stated goals and planning for how we want the direction of this country to go. We need to start doing what is best for us. We need to restore agriculture and industry ,with subsidies if need be. I would rather give money to working Americans than to the UN or the middle east. We need to build desalitization plants on the Californian coast to supply their own water and we need to be building dams in the west to have water reserves for those of us in the west. As the population goes up so does water consumption,do the math. You dont have to be Nostradamus to see where things are going. Remember the movie Trading Places, well think of this as that movie with the United States and China as the stars of the show.

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