Letter: Response to previous letters

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To the editor:

This is in response to Mr. Albee’s letter to mine.

Thank you for your response, and please see the top of the page that is titled opinion. Yes, some people are influenced by the constant repetition of questionable information provided by a liberal-leaning mainstream news media. Yes, I have a concern that too many people are not putting forth the effort to be properly informed, and it shows in the mess we have today.

There was a mountain of evidence about Barack Obama, his past and his very questionable affiliations that the mainstream news media choose to ignore and still ignore today. Because of this, many did not make an informed decision. All media are capable of distortion at times, and I happen to think the mainstream media is worse. I try to get my information from various sources — it's amazing how often there is pertinent information left out or the information is presented in such a way to suit the liberal agenda

Fact: President Obama is the most liberal president in the history of our nation, and in my opinion his agenda is not in the best interest of our country or the world. If you are following the campaign, you know the president and Democrats are running from their record of the last 3 ½ years, not on it.

The only mention of his signature legislation, “Obamacare,” is in the news as they try to defend it against lawsuits. People need to follow the facts, actions and agenda rather than the left wing rhetoric.

Fact: Fully 1/3 of our $15 trillion national debt has occurred on the watch of Obama and the Democrat-controlled Senate. This is the same Senate that has completely ignored its responsibility to even attempt to pass an annual required budget, almost 1,100 days and counting, and the same Senate that has refused to even consider a balanced budget amendment.

We have a president and a Senate that have shown zero inclination to slow the spending. In fact, they show just the opposite, and our grandchildren will have to pay for this.

As the party in power, the left is going to get plenty of criticism just as the right did when they were in power and have continued to get for the most of the Obama presidency as it seems he is unable to take any responsibility for the policies of his own administration. Democrats I have spoken to say the party has changed and they don’t like it. The Democratic Party has been hijacked buy the far left.

We have a cancer in this country — too many seem to think they are entitled to what someone else has and expect the government to take care of them. Liberals are great promoters of this entitlement mentality. Please see the Occupy Wall Street loons and Harvard Law School students who think someone else should pay for their birth control.

We are running out of time to get things under control.

John Williams

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Comments

Ryan_Neece 2 years, 7 months ago

I find it strange, that even as you profess a desire to "get your information from a variety of sources," it would seem that the majority of those sources are simply a different version of the "liberal-leaning mainstream media", and instead of endlessly touting liberals or democrats, it endlessly touts republicans and conservatives. I'm not saying this is necessarily a bad thing, but it does not serve to preach open-mindedness and fairness when your primary information source is from Fox News. You state that "Fact: President Obama is the most liberal president in the history of our nation." To quote popular vernacular, cool story bro. Nobody cares if he is liberal, because it doesn't matter. I'm a liberal; lots of people are liberal. Where's the issue with this? You seem to think that Democrats as a whole, are of the opinion that what happened in the past 3 1/2 years is reprehensible. While this is true for some, I believe that most consider the dramatic changes and events to be an overwhelmingly good thing. You are not quoting facts, you're spewing ill-informed conservative rhetoric (coincidentally, my favorite kind!). To me, and millions of others, "Obamacare", is a really great piece of legislation, allowing those who otherwise have been disenfranchised in a number of different ways to reclaim some of those rights, ie, the right to healthcare that is not predatory, overly expensive, discriminatory, etc. Do a quick google search on it, as you seem to have made up your mind with absolutely no research beyond the opinions of Beck, O'Rielly, and Limbaugh. And yes, for the past several years, a ton of money has been spent. No one is arguing this, but saying it's the Democrats fault is stupid and ignorant. I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but before we had President Obama, we had President Bush, who got us into two extremely expensive wars, exacerbated an already weak economy, and began the plunge into the financial situation we find ourselves slowly, despite the supposed efforts of the "Obama and the Democrat-controlled Senate". Oh, by the by, did you know that for a law to pass, it also has to go through not only the Senate, Democrat controlled though it might be, but also the House of Representatives, be affirmed by the President, but also the Supreme Court has to ensure its judiciousness? Crazy, but the Democratic party isn't made up of superheroes! As for a balanced budget amendment, there is a lot of conflict on whether or not it WOULD EVEN BE BENEFICIAL FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. It doesn't make sense to blindly follow something if it doesn't have proven effects, and could potentially be crippling to our economy. So no, we won't consider it; it's not a good idea. While Obama may not have been the best president in the history of ever, he did a damn good job. Compared to Romney, Paul, Santorum or Gringinch, the best choice is pretty obvious.

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