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November 25, 2013

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The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Obama rescues Iran

Remember this moment. A flailing U.S. president who has badly managed the economy and bullied through a hugely unpopular health care law, both of which inflict great pain on American workers and businesses, in a desperate attempt to change the subject, has put the United States and the world in danger. A horribly misguided and once again rushed activity has rescued a despotic, untrustworthy Iran regime, allowing it to keep nuclear capability. For decades they have stalled and lied, and now an administration so desperate to fool us once again into thinking it has done something good has given both Iran and Syria new life to propagate hate and terrorism against western democracies. We are witnessing the systematic retreat of an America that was always the world’s greatest hope for good.

Obama tops Gaga

I really wish that breaking news was displayed on the banner that runs on the bottom of the TV screen telling you to turn to a certain channel if you are interested. On my Saturday night at home, after working all week, I was enjoying a performance of Lady Gaga when it was interrupted by Barack Obama, who I really have no desire to listen to anymore, especially without a choice.

Make it $15

It looks like the minimum wage is going to $11 by 2016. That is still too far away, and it is only chump change. McDonald’s people went on strike for one day for $15 an hour, and that is more realistic. On $600 dollars a week, a family of four will not be living the high life, but it is a start. It is time for the unions to get off their butts and go all out and recruit members from all types of jobs.

Crooked numbers

Now we find out the job numbers two months before the 2012 election were manipulated to look better than they were, and many knew about it. Is every thing we are told just a lie now?

Pity the fools

Finally the American people are waking up. Polls indicate 93 percent of Americans want Obamacare repealed or substantially modified. The people are now aware of the lies, and fraud President Obama has constantly practiced. Now while the people are awake it’s time to revisit all the other scandals: Benghazi, Fast and Furious, NSA, IRS, Syrian gun-running, his re-election associated with voter fraud and his disrespect for our great Constitution. People, stay awake and informed, for Obama has betrayed you and played you as fools.

Givers and takers

What’s happening to this country? The greed factor is everywhere. Nowhere is it more noticeable, though, than in those born in the last few decades. We seem to have created a few generations who don’t want to contribute to society. They want to stay home and have the government pay for everything. They are the takers, and I sometimes wonder if we, the givers, are the fools. We get up every day, go to work, struggle to make ends meet and then get up the next day and do it all over again. Remember when it was a disgrace to have a child out of wedlock? Now women have several and think nothing of it because the givers will take care of them. What’s going to happen when there are more takers than givers?