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Opinion

March 3, 2014

Letter: Washington's excesses imperil our freedom

To the editor:

Our federal government in Washington, D.C., continues headlong into huge, unsustainable debt that President Obama believes is the way out of our economic troubles. He said, “we do not have a spending problem.”

Apparently the White House believes in non-stop spending. Spend trillions irresponsibly to bail out companies too big to fail, environmental companies run by the president’s friends or cities for construction projects that were not constructed. Instead, the money was diverted to boost hiring of police, teachers and firemen, and now the cities’ taxpayers are left with payrolls that are too large.

The president expands the welfare system and Obamacare without a specific work program (by executive order). A lack of a real immigration program encourages more illegals to cross the borders of America for benefits. If these types of fiscal irresponsible programs were to continue for three years under President Obama, our debt may reach a point of no return, over $20 trillion, endangering Social Security and Medicare systems, and government pension programs, just as some European countries are experiencing, a real prescription for disaster.

Even more importantly, our freedom as Americans is under threat by this progressive socialist government. The loss of freedom is felt by religious organizations that do not participate in the ungodly practices pushed by Obamacare and free enterprise businesses forced to accept harsh socialist laws in order to do business. Middle-class workers will feel the brunt even more as all business groups and public service departments will need to consider Obamacare before expanding jobs in the future.

This craftily designed control by Obama’s big government seems designed to destroy the American system of freedom and our Bill of Rights, inspired by our founding fathers in 1789.

We need not see this happen in the America we love. If we support free enterprise and controlled spending, many believe that America’s best days of prosperity and freedom are ahead of us, for all Americans.

Ed Brooks

Salem, N.H.

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