Letters: Republicans responsible
February 19, 2013 7:18PM
Updated: March 21, 2013 6:08AM
The new political reality makes compromise difficult. It is no longer just Democrats vs. Republicans. It is now a conflict between Obama’s path of fundamentally transforming America into another failed socialist state or returning to our constitutional republic with freedom, limited government, traditional morality and prosperity for all. Now almost all Democrat politicians are liberal and their leaders are socialists. Many of Obama’s appointees and staff are Marxist radicals.
The parties have changed. The Democratic Party is now about overspending, abortion, illegal immigration, debt and is anti-family and anti-religious freedom.
The tea party arose to return fiscal responsibility and constitutional freedoms. The Republican Party, pushed by the tea party, is for following the Constitution, fiscal responsibility, parent rights and choice in education, traditional marriage/families, sanctity of life, good private-sector jobs and a strong defense.
Democrats favor the communist ideas of central planning, wealth redistribution and government control.
Republicans favor free markets and consumer choice with the few but necessary regulations. Democrats want incentive-killing equal outcomes. Republicans want equal opportunity for all. Democrats offer dependency. Republicans offer jobs and freedom.
Democrats now only talk about protecting the middle class, Social Security and Medicare. The reality is that middle class income dropped $2,000 in eight years under President Bush, but dropped $5,000 in only four years under President Obama. Contributions to Social Security are now less than the payments out, and there is no money in the trust fund.
Will seniors get ripped off, or will the younger generation pay double? Medicare is unsustainable. Obama cut $716 billion from Medicare and appointed a rationing advocate to lead Medicare. Republicans have a sensible plan for saving Medicare.
Robert C. Lemke
Garbage trucks at fault
Regarding Jerry Capps (Openline, Feb. 1), on stopping littering the farm fields with plastic bags, and telling kids to stop throwing bags out of car windows — the plastic bags you see in the fields are flying out of garbage trucks on their way to the dump. I see plastic flying out of garbage trucks all the time.
Garbage trucks have tarps, yes, but what good are tarps if they have holes in them? So, again, it’s not kids throwing bags from car windows, it’s garbage trucks. Go after them for not checking the tarps. And, yes, I agree the littered farm fields are not good at look at and the litter is not good for famers.
I think the state police should start giving tickets to the garbage trucks. They are the problem.