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Letters to the Editor

August 8, 2013

Obama spending money we don't have

Wake up, Washington! One of our largest cities is bankrupt with a $12 billion debt. Detroit continually spent more than it took in, and Chicago may be next with a $36 billion debt. The Obama administration is following the same path, spending $10 billion a day and running up another trillion-dollar deficit for 2013.

President Obama is appointing the scandalized IRS to manage Obamacare finances, just when we learn the IRS needlessly spent four-plus million of our taxes on a lavish conference. The IRS also carelessly released thousands of Social Security numbers in a public report and played politics with conservative groups applying for 501(c)4 status. President Obama wants to increase the IRS’s budget by a billion dollars. Most CEOs in America would fix a department’s problems before giving it more money!

The Obama administration is hiring 21,000 Obamacare navigators for California … more states later. The president says Obamacare will save money. It’s a shell game. Taxpayers will pay for some 160,000 navigators and the new taxes on medical devices will also be passed along to taxpayers.

We have known for four years that President Obama wanted to get our troops out of Afghanistan. That means taxpayers will have to pay for a new $34 million military building plus paying for an $80 million 10-year lease for a State Department building we will never use because our troops are leaving. President Obama is giving another $7 billion to South Africa. We just keep spending money we don’t have!

How much longer are we going to waste hard-earned taxpayer money and “kick the can down the road” toward national bankruptcy just like Detroit’s fiscal irresponsibility?

Stan Hall

Cooperstown

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