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October 2, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 2, 2012

An expensive presidency

I have never seen such division in this country. The poor are good people. The rich are bad people. I have actually found both in each class. The poor can’t help the poor. Someone has to work really hard to make the money that gives those a job and benefits. The government can’t give you more than they take.

There is a new book out that talks about this president and his family spending more money for vacations, staff for their dog, his wife’s huge staff, expenditures and flying Air Force One on frivolous journeys. A couple of examples: President Obama took Air Force One to Ireland to dedicate a pub named after him, he flies to California to play golf with his movie star friends then stops in Colorado on his way home to do a photo shoot with five Marines to justify his trip.

To put this in prospective, Mitt Romney is worth $250 million. President Obama has spent over $1.4 billion so far on mostly frivolous stuff, more than four times’ Mitt Romney’s net worth. The difference is this and as Bill Clinton would say, “Now listen to me,” the difference is that was not Barack Obama’s money it was yours and mine, the taxpayers. An individual’s worth when he or she is a Democrat is never questioned if your name is Kennedy or John Kerry. All of a sudden Mitt Romney’s is. After frivolously spending $1.4 billion, do you think the president can relate to you? He can relate to Jay Z and Beyoncé but he can’t relate to you unless you’re going to be spending that amount of money. We should have a successful president to mentor us on our way to wealth.

This country needs jobs not handouts. We need to do a hand up! We are a compassionate country and we will take care of those who need it. This current president and his cronies are not qualified. He can’t lead and this latest terrorist attack that killed four men, including our ambassador, and the cover-up proves it.

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