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March 26, 2013

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Debt to China

I was just wondering why are we so heavily in debt to China yet about everything we buy is made in China. Doesn’t this count for something. Also, I just read the percentage of people in India that live in squalor in the slums and I also read in another item that the percentage of billionaires in India has also gone up. Sounds familiar.

Student honors

As long as we’re canceling a night to honor students who have worked hard to achieve academic success and followed their parents’ and teachers’ sound advice, why don’t we just cancel all the sports banquets held to honor student achievement on the playing field, too? With a little effort we could destroy all the motivation they possess to succeed. Are we all nuts or is it just the school administrators?

Sequester

The sequester is a joke and Obama is acting like a child because he can’t have it his way and keep growing government. So to punish us, he shut down the White House to the public. But if you want to contribute $500,000 to “Organizing for Action”, which is the new name for Obama’s campaign fund, you can have a personal tour.

Tired of paying

I am 74 years old. I have been working for 54 years contributing to taxes and everything else that is required to receive a pay. Why is it the American taxpayers are always responsible for the debt of others – illegal immigrants’ health care, Congress and the Senate’s spending, White House gala house parties, personal trips on Air Force One by our president costing millions of dollars for the taxpayer? How about Congress and the Senate cutting their pay, their perks and all the other gifts they receive for free. Medicare is taxed, Social Security is in jeopardy, Medicaid is in jeopardy. Why is it that the most vulnerable have to pay the expense? I paid into Social Security for years and I expect it every month. The government should look at illegal aliens coming into this country and getting all kinds of freebies at our expense.

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