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September 29, 2012

THE PEOPLE SPEAK – GOP complains, but uses services

— Before you cast your vote, ask yourself if you really want your Social Security given to a private insurance company. That’s what the GOP means by privatizing it. You also want to consider what they mean by all the changes to health care and many other government controlled benefits.

The Republicans keep screaming about socialism, but think about it. The roads you drive on, the water you use from the taps in your house, the streets in your city, and many other things that we enjoy every day are socialistic by definition.

Having listened to Romney’s talk at the GOP Convention, Romney blamed Obama for the failure to make much progress in the economy. However, he failed to admit that the Republicans in Congress refused to allow Obama to do what he wanted to do. They voted to block most of his attempts.

Romney indicated that he was pro-business. Which is a good thing, but he failed to mention that it should also be pro-country, by being able to compete, succeed, and pay their fair share of taxes. As one intelligent American stated, “Taxes is not a penalty. It is a payback to society for the creation of the advantages that allow wealth to be accumulated.” It appears that the Republicans complain about the government while at the same time relying on its services.

Considering the richest 10 percent, I must quote economist John Kenneth Galbraith who said, “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy. That is the search for superior justification for selfishness.”

Another quote that applies is from Will Rogers. He said, “Republicans are people who say government doesn’t work, then get elected to prove it.”

GEORGE M. KESSELRING

Muskogee

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