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July 26, 2008

Happy with Bush-Cheney

In answer to Frank Vassholz (7/23, Voices), who wonders whether those who voted for Bush and Cheney in 2000 are happy right now: Yes, I am. I feel safer than if Al Gore or John Kerry had been elected.

Yes, I have to spend more for gas, but that makes me think twice about buying things I don’t really need and getting myself in debt. It’s called taking responsibility for one’s own life and actions. I don’t want the liberal Democrats taking the money I earn and giving it to people who do not try or do not belong here in the first place.

And don’t give me guff about these people being disabled and unable to work. There are some out there who fit in this group, but most people on welfare are there because they are too lazy and want someone to give them something for nothing.

I’ve been a double bilateral amputee (that means I have two artificial legs.) since I was 4 years old. I’ve worked at least 40 hours a week since I was 18. I’m now 51, so don’t me tell they can’t work.

Mitchell Lawson
Riverside

Comments

T. Hanson

This is the most stupidest letter I have read in a while. It is like saying that the depression was good because it taught people how to can their own food.

Also if he wants to pull the disability card he might want to thank some Democrats and unions for letting the ADA exist in the work place. If it was solely up to the Republicans and business' do you think they would accept someone without two arms and two legs?

Rogue

We would all be speaking Arabic, or perhaps Spanish as we will be after the next four years.

jack

Dear Mr Jenkins: Good for you. I am, however concerned by your anger at those less able than you are. Maybe it's time to let go of your resentment that life has treated you unfairly.

As far as things being better now than if Al Gore or John Kerry would have won, there is no way to know the answer to that. That is the way of the world. We only know what DID happen. It is impossible to know what MIGHT HAVE happened.

stone

I was expecting the last paragraph to read something like "I have an ex-wife who forced me to pay child support for some other guy's child"

 
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