Letters: Illegal? Think twice
October 9, 2012 8:26PM
Updated: November 11, 2012 6:03AM
When all the illegal aliens register to vote, just think, immigrants will then have their names, addresses, phone numbers — whatever information is needed to locate them, arrest and deport them — on file.
President Barack Obama isn’t stupid, after all. But maybe the illegals should think twice about what he is doing.
No Obama bailout
The Federal Reserve has voted to do Quantitative Easing (QE) No. 3, which means they are going to print more money to bolster the economy and keep the country from going into another recession. In other words, they are bailing out the Obama Administration the same as the big banks were bailed out for having bad policies.
Who will benefit from this extra money? It is earmarked to buy mortgages at a rate of $40 billion a month until the job market improves, and the investment will bolster the stock market and big banks (the rich). The stock market will soar to new highs, and commodity prices will increase drastically, causing everything to go up in price.
Who will be affected these price increases? If you buy food, clothing, gasoline and other products, you will be paying for this with price increases across the board.
Why will this happen? When the Federal Reserve prints and puts more money into circulation, the value of the dollar decreases, which means it buys less per dollar. It will also increase our foreign debt, and will, in the long run, cause another downgrade of our country’s credit rating.
The long-term effect will be a future depression, and inflation never-before-seen in the history of the world. Zimbabwe will look like a surging civilization by comparison.
Neither of the previous two QEs have worked, and are necessary only because of the depressing policies of Obama and the Democrats, who wish to reduce our economy of the world’s most impoverished nations.
Wars create jobs
I haven’t heard either party speak about bringing the troops home from Afghanistan. This war is going nowhere — and as far as training their army or police — it’s a waste of time and money. We can’t bring democracy to a people who don’t want it.
The problem nobody wants to face is our military industrial complex, between spending for troops and equipment, consumes a good portion of our tax money. If we cut military spending drastically enough to make a difference, we put millions out of work, and lose skilled workers and plants that can never be replaced. These workers make good wages. They spend money on goods and services.
When military bases close, it hurts the economy in surrounding areas. When factories and shipyards close, it’s the same. Now, we will have huge numbers of depleted military and laid-off workers looking for jobs that don’t exist.
Does anyone have an answer? Create government jobs? But someone has to have a productive business to pay taxes and hire workers to pay taxes to pay for government workers.
We have allowed much of our industry to move to third world countries. They don’t have to worry about unions or OSHA. We used to buy raw materials from the third world and export manufactured goods. Now we just import goods.
We have millions with no job skills and no desire to work or educate themselves. We allow millions of illegal aliens to come and take jobs these people can perform, but won’t because they can live better on welfare. They can’t get a factory job that pays a living wage, because they’re aren’t any. America will soon be a two-tiered society — the very rich and the masses in poverty.
The needy will suffer first
Are you concerned about the poor and needy? If you are, someone must tell you, as well as those receiving government assistance, that if the Obama Administration continues to spend this country into bankruptcy, the assistance will stop.
Those most in need will be the first to suffer. The effects of government overspending and debt creation.
Edward Loughran Sr.
Another great festival
Congratulations to the Will County Forest Preserve for another outstanding fall festival at Goodenow Grove in Beecher. Your staff and volunteers did an excellent job!
There was something for all ages. Good music, food, kid’s activities, a hay-rack ride, crafts and educational venues.