Working moms hurt
The “war on women” we hear about has been misrepresented.
The real war is on working moms who would like to stay home with their children but have to work for fear that their husbands might lose their jobs in President Barack Obama’s dismal economy.
They know there has to be at least one wage-earner in the family, so they continue to wear themselves out, destroying their health, by caring for small children, a home and a job at the same time.
Young children need their mothers, but Obama’s economy robs families of these important formative years.
Women should have the choice to work or stay home with their children. Obama does not allow women the choice to stay home to care for their families.
This is the real “war on women.”
Curb U.S. spending
Americans better wake up. The European socialism experiment has failed badly. Spain, France, Belgium, Ireland and Greece all are in dire economic crises from years of overspending and gross irresponsibility in racking up deficits.
The tragic irony is President Barack Obama is following the failed economic model in Europe while Europe is proving how fatally flawed the big government/massive debt model is.
Many Americans are praying we can come back from the precipice, but even now economists are announcing an economic collapse in late 2012.
One such economist is Robert Wiedemer. In 2006, he accurately predicted the collapse of the U.S. housing market, equity markets and consumer spending that almost sank the United States economy. Wiedemer warns that the 2008 collapse was just the precursor to the real one coming soon and warns of higher unemployment, a stock market drop and inflation, starting in 2012.
It’s imperative to get back to sane spending levels and shrink our massive government back to its constitutional footprint by voting out European socialism as fast as possible from all areas of our government, if somehow it’s not (as predicted) too late already. And pray.
One thing you can be assured: When Republicans rule, the wealthy do better and the wealth inequality gap between the middle class and the wealthy increases.
Binder full of women
In response to the Oct. 19 letter writer asking, “Does anyone besides Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney know where I can find a ‘binder full of women’?”, you might check with Bill Clinton.
Joy D. Freeland
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his surrogates continue to tout his ability when he was governor to work successfully with a Democratic legislature in Massachusetts.
As governor, Romney was pro-choice, established and enacted health care legislation similar to Obamacare and supported tough gun laws.
No wonder they all got along so well.
Now he wants Roe v. Wade overturned to criminalize a woman’s right to choose, would repeal the Affordable Care Act and would oppose a ban on assault weapons.
Is that collaborative leadership or a lack of credibility?
U.S. can’t afford Obama
Thanks to you, President Barack Obama, my “affordable” health care has gone up from $100 co-pays to $225. Not only that, some things that were covered now require a co-pay.
Also, the standard rate for hospital stays of up to five days used to cost $500. In 2013, it will be $225 per day for up to seven days. Do the math.
So much for Obama’s empty promises to make health care more affordable. I have watched excerpts from Obama’s 2008 campaign promises, and his speeches for this election are the same. You didn’t get it right the first time. Are we to give you another four years to try to get it right?
We are drowning and can’t afford you.
Keep U.S. dollars local
My father was a small businessman in a small town in the 1950s. He would always buy what he wanted locally.
Only if he really needed something not available locally would he go to the city and buy it. He understood that money circulated several times while in town, creating revenue over and over again.
He also knew that once a dollar left town it was lost from circulation forever.
Today or any day you can walk into a grocery store, go to the customer service counter and watch people buy money orders to send to Mexico. This money is lost forever to the U.S. economy. This money will never again create any wealth in the United States.
This lost money will not be used to pay someone’s wages or help finance a needed business expansion or even cover a business’ electric bill.
Every day millions of dollars could be going to Mexico. We must find a way to stop this flow of revenue out of this country.
We need this money here to help us claw our way out of the economic condition we find ourselves in today.
Screwy voting logic
I have spoken with many Republicans, and I find their logic quite puzzling. Most if not all have conceded that they don’t like or trust Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney but will vote for him anyway even though they think he is going to lose.
What is disturbing is that the women I have spoken with say they will vote for Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin. They have come right out and said the only reason is because he is a Republican. They disagree with his policies and they think he is living in the dark ages where women’s rights are concerned, but they have to vote for him to try and get Republican control of the Senate.
As a woman, why on earth would you vote for someone who voted against the Fair Pay Act? Who co-sponsored a bill with Paul Ryan that redefines rape as forcible, makes abortion illegal even in cases of rape, incest or when the life of the woman is in danger and makes certain forms of contraception illegal?
If Republicans keep control of the House and take control of the Senate, these are the types of laws you will see them try to pass.
At times I feel like a living museum piece. I was born in August 1954 and my wife in July 1955. We’re members of the baby boomer generation, the most selfish, what’s-in-it-for-me group of people that ever occupied the planet.
We will be remembered for:
• Skyrocketing divorce rates.
• Failed mortgages paid off by our indebted government.
• Failed college loans paid off by our indebted government, not surprisingly adding trillions onto the national debt.
When our indebted government pays off any loan, we are paying off one debt simply by adding to another. This is absolutely horrible.
My wife and I live just the opposite of many in our generation. We’ve been married more than 37 years.
We’re fiscally responsible, paying our mortgage on time, graduating from college debt-free and paying cash for our car. Who do you think will be the ones who are or will be affected by this selfish behavior and indebtedness?
Our children and grandchildren will bear the heavy load.
Let us handle our God-given responsibilities much better. We need to pay down our private and public debts quickly and responsibly.
We owe our children an America at least as good as ours.
Pretending as winners
Roses are red; violets are blue; the Royals are cheap; the Chiefs are, too.
Kansas City fans are great; they arrive early at the gate; they cheer for their teams; but the playoffs must wait.
Our owners are rich; but they don’t seem to care; we invest so much time, money and energy; it just doesn’t seem fair.
The players try hard; they aren’t responsible for this scam; but they look overmatched; because team payroll is a sham.
David and Clark, we only have so much patience; and you are wearing it very thin; would you do us a favor; and at least pretend like you want to win.