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Chuck Pinkey

October 9, 2012

Rising debt too hot to handle for clock


On the U.S. Debt Clock, there is another ominous figure that reads “U.S. Unfunded Liabilities,” which is defined as debt including Social Security, Medicare, etc … and it totals an astounding $120 trillion.

Food stamps are now being given to 47 million Americans, and student loans total almost $1 trillion. Bankruptcies total more than 1.3 million, and foreclosures are at 880,000. Are we insane?

This mess did not start with President Obama, but he sure has kicked spending into “passing gear,” and he seems unwilling or unable to control its growth. He has had his chance. If a man cannot do the job, there comes a time to let him go.

It is time for a change, and I believe Romney-Ryan will begin the slow turn toward reduced spending, balanced budgets, true economic growth and renewed American respect abroad.

Note 1: At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at River Valley New Holland, we are having a town hall meeting with Republican candidate for the Assembly, Levi Spires. He is running against Democratic Assemblyman Bill Magee in our 111th district.

Levi was a captain in the U.S. Air Force and is a small-business owner with a MBA and MPA. He is a family man with three children and pledges to cut state spending and mandates. He will simplify current laws and improve the efficiency of government.

We are located at 3910 State Highway 7 in Otego, and we can be reached at 432-8180. Please stop by Tuesday night, meet Levi, and ask him any and all questions.

Note 2: On Saturday and Sunday, the American Artillery Association is having its fall 500-yard Ponderosa Challenge Civil War Cannon Shoot. It starts about noon Saturday and ends Sunday afternoon.

Cannons, mortars, 500-yard targets, fireworks, Civil War dress, 1st Tennessee Light Artillery, and blowing up a car! It doesn’t get any better! The location is 699 County Highway 39 (South Hill Road) in Worcester. Any questions, call 432-8180 or 435-3358. All are welcome.

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