LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Plenty of blame to go around
Those involved in Whitmer’s kidnap attempt are anti-government anarchists just like Timothy McVeigh. The legislature sued Whitmer to force her to work with them, not exclude them, which is the point of having a legislature. In a role reversal you can bet a Democratic legislature would have done the same – politics is as politics does. Doctors have also sued because aggressive lockdown edicts restricted them from providing care to patients, resulting in harm. The rhetoric on both sides is out of control, and the media rachets it all up. What words led to the shooting of Republicans in DC? Leftist mobs surrounded Lindsey Graham’s home, Paul Rand, and Sarah Sanders shouting expletives, threats and hate. Maxine Waters encouraged people to harass Trump supporters, “get in their face” and tell them “they’re not welcome anywhere.” Joe Biden said he wanted to take Trump behind the gym and “beat the hell out of him.” Eric Holder: “when they go low, we kick them, that’s what this Democratic Party’s about.” When Sarah Palin was hung in effigy, no one cared. I could go on, but you’re right, words have consequences and there is plenty of blame to go around…and that blame includes Democrats.
Socialism is the charlatan creating promises that cannot be kept. Social Security and Medicare are due for insolvency by 2035 and 2026 respectively. They account for 45% of federal spending, are growing the debt and crowding out other priorities. Raising taxes diminishes work. Increasing these entitlement benefits decreases savings and increases government dependency. Their underfunded deficit over the next 75 years is conservatively estimated at $55 trillion and accompanied by huge increases in debt interest payments. These underfunded liabilities are an immoral financial obligation passed on to future generations.
These unimaginable obligations cannot be taxed out of existence or subdued by economic growth which they will poison. What about allowing Americans to keep more of their money in the first place to be invested productively? Comparative studies have shown Social Security to be so inferior as to produce negative returns.
Welfare statists believe most Americans are too incompetent to make their own informed decisions. But does anyone believe that government knows better what is best for them and their families?
Yes, we live in the most compassionate country in history and will always care for the truly needy. Free market prosperity will continue to reduce their numbers.
Allan Dobzyniak. M.D.
1st Annual Patriots a success due to benefactors
A “Big Thank You” from AMVETS Post #114 to all the businesses and organizations for their generous donations and to all the volunteers for their efforts in helping to make the 1st Annual Patriots Festival a success!
AMVETS Post #114
Vote yes on Nov. 3
It’s common to view the upcoming millage as “schools asking for money.” That’s not it. Our schools started by asking this community, “what should we do?” Through multiple (pre-COVID) community forums, open to anyone, the physical needs of the district were shared (as identified by an outside engineering firm), staff shared issues of space, maintenance, and security negatively affecting learning, and students shared stories of buildings crumbling around them and closets converted into locker rooms. Over multiple meetings community members were free to ask questions, study finances, discuss options and address “needs” vs “wants.” The spectrum went from making do with what we have, to building a completely new middle or high school. The overwhelming consensus of those involved was to move forward with a comprehensive and responsible remodel of our buildings. The end proposal is a model of visionary design, thoughtful compromise, fiscal responsibility and unlimited, welcomed community input. In reality, school administrators did more “reining in” of expenses, as many of us saw even more “needs” to address. This vote is your peers asking you to trust their judgment. This vote is the result of many hours of study and discussion. Please vote yes on Nov. 3.
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