Letter to the Editor

Speak up now

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A local conservative businessman told me yesterday that a global attempt to spread the wealth around would bring about starvation for everyone. I don't know much but I'm old enough to recognize that communism and socialism didn't work well for Russia and Cuba.

I went to the movie called 2016 that attempts to clue you in to what might happen to the United States of America and to the world if Obama is re-elected.

Please go see the movie. If you're alarmed by it and you care about your grandchildren call anyone you might know in battleground states and attempt to influence them to vote Republican.

The time for the silent majority to speak up is now!

Janine Hall

McCook, Nebraska

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  • More people than ever before on welfare, more on food stamps, more homes under water, fuel prices doubled from 3.5 years ago, 16 trillion in debt (more debt than ever), the US borrows 42 cents for every dollar we spend, more people than ever out of work. The choice is clear the current policies have failed. I hope for a change.

    -- Posted by dennis on Tue, Sep 11, 2012, at 2:41 PM
  • It's probably all just the result of super sized government - from national to local level - and the fact that government now does so many of the things that individuals and businesses used to do. Government is totally pervasive and it would be that way with or without Obama. Save yourself some time - no need to see the movie. Just read any newspaper and look at what government now sees as it's area of concern or responcibility and compare that to 50 years ago.

    -- Posted by bob s on Tue, Sep 11, 2012, at 6:27 PM
  • Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. -- John Adams (1814)

    The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates. -- Tacitus

    A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government. -- Thomas Jefferson (1801)

    A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. -- Alexander Tytler

    Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -- P.J. O'Rourke

    'Nuf said.

    -- Posted by quick13 on Wed, Sep 12, 2012, at 10:11 AM
  • Didn't you hear..Communism was working swell until President Reagan single-handedly brought it down. Are you implying that communism failed, and that wall came down because of reasons other than the President demanding it come down? I'm confused..which account do we repeat now?

    One of the earlier posts has enough half-truths to make Paul Harvey and Mike Huckabee look like pikers.

    -- Posted by hulapopper on Wed, Sep 12, 2012, at 8:51 PM
  • Everybody wants a budget cut until it affects them.

    -- Posted by npwinder on Thu, Sep 13, 2012, at 12:27 AM
  • Ok Hulapopper, which one of the previous posts had half truths in it? mine was merely quotes from famous people in history. The two before me as close to accurate as my memory allows me to be without researching the data. Please enlighten us as to your meaning.

    -- Posted by quick13 on Thu, Sep 13, 2012, at 11:31 AM
  • Interesting Article, maybe some should read more than fox news:


    -- Posted by mickhaney on Thu, Sep 20, 2012, at 6:53 PM
  • mickhaney:

    The very article you link to states:

    Another measure of Nebraska's current economic status was not as favorable. The Coincident Economic Indicator, which measures electricity sales, private wages, commodity prices and business conditions, decreased .63 percent during August after two months of solid gains, Thompson said.

    A considerable decline in private wages, "reflecting weak employment growth and declining real hourly wages," was the chief culprit for the overall decline, he said.

    Electricity use, wages, commodity prices and business conditions down, "but the state should experience moderate growth at the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013" cross your fingers.

    That is your idea of an argument against those that point at the damage this administration has done?

    -- Posted by Bruce Baker on Fri, Sep 21, 2012, at 12:00 PM
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