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Letters to the Editor

November 3, 2012

Think about power when voting

The presidential election is being claimed as the most important for the future of our country. The campaign rhetoric thus far proves that neither side has the courage to be truthful with U.S. voters.

If the United States continues on the path of the last 20 years it will be financially insolvent at the end of the next four years whomever is elected. We can neither continue to expand the welfare state nor continue our present military involvement all over the world.

We should remember that political power has always been used by those who control it to feather their and their supporters’ nests at the expense of the rest of the population. Ask yourself a simple question: would AARP support means testing for Medicare and Social Security if that would save the U.S. economically? Would the military-industrial complex agree to a reduction in our military spending that nearly equals the rest of the world’s spending combined? A friend recently stated that we are being herded like a bunch of sheep.

Gerard Bourgeois


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