I’m 71 years old, work full time, and will for another five years.
Barack Obama has called for more government programs, more government spending, tax refunds to the many people who pay no tax and redistribution of wealth.
What qualifications does he have to decide how I spend my money?
What qualifications does he have to decide how much of my hard-earned money I can keep and how much he can take and give to someone else?
This great country was founded by people from all over the world in the search of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Their hands weren’t out for a government to take care of them, or some president to tell them how much money that can earn and how to spend it.
Hardworking taxpayers, do you want the pursuit of happiness or the government to run your lives?
William F Thompson
After reading recent letters, I have only one thing to say: Get a grip, folks!
To say that Barack Obama’s redistribution of wealth is socialism is to completely ignore the Bush-Cheney redistribution of wealth for the last eight years. They have redistributed it to the wealthy, their friends at Halliburton and their friends in the oil industry. They called it capitalism.
Do you honestly think if Obama were a socialist he would be endorsed by the likes of Warren Buffet? The problem isn’t that Obama is a socialist. The problem is that John McCain and Sarah Palin have used the only weapon they have: fear. They have nothing else to offer, and, hey, it worked in the last election.
As McCain himself said, “you do not have to be scared” of an Obama presidency. Nothing Obama does could be even half as bad as what’s been done for the past eight years.
This right-wing hysteria is nothing more than ignorance.
Am I beginning too late, or too early, to request that 20 good citizens each donate 5 percent of their earnings to me?
I want to quit my job and be supported by those who are eager to continue working because they want to help spread the wealth.
If we all raise our children like Barack Obama wants to lead our nation, more of our children would never leave home and will be dependent on their parents for the rest of their lives. How sad.