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October 30, 2013

Oct. 30, 2013: Letters to the editor

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They aren’t wanting a truce, they are deceitfully angling for citizens to surrender to those who would undermine marriage and family in the state.

Peter Heck

Kokomo

Deficit spendingwill grab freedom

In 1966, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan wrote, “Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth.” Many pointed darts have been thrown at politicians following the federal government shutdown and debate over raising the debt ceiling once again. A lot of the heated criticism is directed toward those who oppose unabated deficit spending by attempting to delay the implementation of Obamacare. Yet, political favorites have already been granted a delay. There is even further talk of more delays because of the failed registration technology.

Obamacare is only a part of the issue America faces. Deficit spending with no end in sight is the issue. Increasing the power of the IRS is the issue. Creating the environment where freedom is replaced by tyranny is the issue. There is only one source to which our government can turn in order to fund its insatiable spending appetite. You can view that source by looking in a mirror.

In 1989, the New York Times reported that the IRS had a “breakdown of internal controls in some … district offices … agents accepted gratuities, misused Government travel funds, hired their relatives, invested in properties of companies under audit and sought at management levels to cover up their misdeeds.” Earlier this year, Reuters reported that the IRS inspector general said that IRS employees have difficulty managing travel cards — to the tune of $121 million. Yet, because of Obamacare and other deficit spending, the IRS and other government agencies are expanding in scope, funding and power.

Those who seek to at least slow down this process leading to serfdom are not your enemies. Wealthy or not, “Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth.” We can accurately add that it is also a scheme for the confiscation of freedom.

Charles A. Layne

Bunker Hill

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