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Letters to the editor

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 12:01 am

Campaign ads by Democrats were lies

Well, it’s finally over, even though the presidential election didn’t come out as it should. At least Indiana as a whole this time didn’t support the Democrat. You should know, though, that if you voted for President Obama or against Romney based on the Democrat’s campaign commercials, well, your vote was based on lies. How do you like that?

After listening to and reading what the 20-somethings and 30-somethings are saying about their perception of this country and the rest of the world, it’s obvious that most everything they think they know is based on lies they’ve been fed, and that’s how they voted. And to those of you who did vote for President Obama, tell me, just what was it you were expecting from his re-election?

Well, let me tell you what you can expect. Don’t like the gas prices? Just wait, President Obama wants it higher. Don’t like your electric bill? Just wait, President Obama said it’ll go higher. Don’t like the grocery prices? Just wait, they’ll go higher, too. Think your health insurance, if you have it, is expensive now? Just wait, it’s going up.

More and more employers are already saying they’ll cut their insurance, or cut their employees back to part time because it’ll be too expensive under Obamacare, which thanks to his re-election, will be in full force next year. What? Didn’t know that? You thought it was going to be free?

Don’t like your taxes? Just wait until your first paycheck next year, if you get a paycheck. Jan. 1, there’s something like 14 new taxes that take effect just related to Obamacare, not to mention the 16,000 new IRS agents that are part of Obamacare. And just wait until you see how he stacks the Supreme Court. I hope you’re not too much in love with the U.S. Constitution as it was written.

Want worse? The lower tax rates that went into effect during G.W. Bush are set to go back up Jan. 1, too, and this will affect everyone, and in all likelihood even the 47 percent who don’t pay any federal income tax now.

Have a 401(k) where you work, if you’re lucky enough to have a job? Well, its value took a big hit the day after the election when the U.S. stock market went down over 300 points. Hmmm, doesn’t sound too promising, does it? This is barely the tip of the iceberg, and this is going to hurt those of us who didn’t vote for him, too, you know.

What? You say you didn’t know all this stuff before you voted? In part, you can thank the major news media outlets for intentionally keeping you in the dark, but there were many of us who tried to warn you. But, hey, don’t get mad at me, I’m only the messenger, and I didn’t vote for him, either time.

Ken Selking

Decatur

Who needs handout?

My letter is concerning Ronald G. Ross’ letter published Nov. 8 entitled, “Who needs a handout?”

Ross must understand that the people of Indiana aren’t asking for a handout, but when a candidate has a “Road Map” plan for the state of Indiana he has six district areas that as governor he will try and implement. But in researching the article, I found that Gov.-elect Pence voted against the very thing he said he was going to do for the people of this great state.

I was very clear that you must do your homework, Mr. Ross; I believe if you do this there isn’t any surprise.

Instead of being an armchair Republican, get up and research the person who will be the next governor.

Mr. Ross, I want to thank your for your service to this great nation, but if you received benefits from the G.I. Bill then you did, in fact, receive that proverbial handout, because in reality we the American people paid the taxes that have sent thousands of men and women through school for their service to our great nation.

Just like our president recently said, and rightly so, “None of us gets there by our own, we have had help.”

So let all of us show compassion to our fellow residents, whether a minority of not, everyone needs a helping hand, because once you do this, you turn the lives of those around and in turn they are the productive members of our city, and then their children will understand the value of giving back.

Charles A. Sizemore