Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

September 12, 2012

Letters to the editor - Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Country is on a slippery path

Sept. 7, 2012, Kokomo Tribune, Section A, page 6

Quote, “He (Obama) will whittle the election down to a choice, spelling out his version of how to create economic opportunity for all, and warning that Romney would restore trickle-down ideas that Obama says were quietly gutting the economy for years before crashing it completely.”

In a small part, I might agree with President Obama’s statement that “trickle-down ideas” had some small part in the negative aspect of the economy but an obscure Scotsman named Tytier made a profound observation that gave us the true insight to our economic predicament of today.

He wrote, “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy.” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

We continue to have larger and larger population that continues to vote in favor of those who promise a greater portion of the public trough. We continue to have an increasing number of those whom rather give away their vote for tribute than make those in office work for their votes. With that type of attitude, our country as thought of by our founders, is on the slippery path predicted by the Scotsman Mr. Tytier.

Most congressmen or women in both parties are guilty of doing that to keep their lucrative positions.

Shame on those who use their positions as such.

While I’m at it, I’d like to remind the readers that the government does not earn money. They have three means of getting monies;

1) The first is by raising taxes,

2) The second is by borrowing money, and

3) The third is by printing more money without any thing to back it.

Remember, wars are very expensive whether we opt to be in them or not. We still have to pay for them and they can only be paid for by the previous stated means.

Governments do not create any jobs except government jobs and guess how they get the money to pay for those persons working in those positions?

It doesn’t take a person with a high IQ to figure it out.

Robert See, Kokomo

Offering you a better option

Anyone not happy with the Democratic or Republican choice for president? I would like to submit to you America’s Party ticket of Tom Hoefling and J. D. Ellis. They have qualified as a write-in in Indiana.

If you would like some more information, you can go to tomhoefling.com or contact me at 765-628-7436. This is a ticket you can vote for with a clear conscious. A vote for this ticket is a vote for righteousness. Thank you.

Michael J. Amatuzzo, Greentown