We are not all the same
November 5, 2012 9:14PM
Updated: December 7, 2012 6:03AM
First, a big thank you to Rich Anderson for his refreshing article, “President needs foreign policy experience” (Sept. 25). It truly had common sense!
Second, to Matt Sterba, the Troy 21 precinct committeeman from Shorewood who is obviously upset that Ron Paul did not get nominated (“Blame the Republicans,” Sept. 23 letters).
Please do not apply your feelings to all Republicans. Many may not agree with everything Paul is for, but not all Republicans insult and ridicule Paul and his supporters. In fact, they can agree with much of what he stands for. Please don’t lump all Republicans together in one bunch. Don’t let what you say happened so overwhelm you that you encourage others to stay home on election day or vote for Gary Johnson, a man who has absolutely no chance of winning.
If you’re truly for a free America, you will vote for the only candidate who has the possibility of winning. If he wins, hold him and those he appoints accountable as much as you can. Otherwise, you will have yourself to blame for what happens next.
Don’t take your spite out on Americans desperately fighting, both at home and abroad, to keep this country free. Otherwise, all of us will suffer the consequences.
Claris Van Kuiken, New Lenox
Paying a fair share
My reason for this letter is twofold. People making $2 million or more should pay 50 percent in taxes with no deductions. This goes for lawyers, politicians and other bigwigs.
The government leaders save for months to pay for campaigns and transportation out of their own pay for election years.
Doctors, nurses and others should be limited on what they earn and business deductions. Too many doctors are getting $265,000 for unnecessary surgeries. They neglect patients and/or have too many patients at one time. They should take less vacation and spend more time with patients.
Barbara Classon, Morris