Letter to the Editor: Problems
BY Wayne Shearhart, Big Cabin
Monday, December 10, 2012
12/10/12 at 2:50 AM
I have two problems on my mind. First: After the recent Hurricane Sandy, I want to list the names of the countries and world organizations who sent help to the United States. I guess we need to STOP sending billions to these countries and organizations. If I remember correctly, after the Haiti disaster, their leaders demanded the U.S. send money. With all the children who are hungry here at home, I think our money would be better spent helping our own people.
Second: The president, Senate and House (and the liberal press) keep calling Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid "entitlements." I and my employers have paid into Social Security for 42 years. I've been paying for Medicare for 11 years so that's my money that I'm getting back and it is not an entitlement. Why does the government want to cut Social Security, Medicare, education and defense when the federal budget gets tight?
Let's cut the Department of Energy. It hasn't made us independent of foreign oil since it was started under Jimmy Carter. Current budget is $10 billion. Let's cut the Environmental Protection Agency's budget before it puts our energy companies and farmers and ranchers out of business. Its budget is well into the billions of dollars.
And, finally, let's stop the politicians' salaries and benefits until they get this big debt under control.
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