Letter to the Editor


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dear Editor,

Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America:

1. America is capitalist and greedy -- yet half of the population is subsidized.

2. Half of the population is subsidized -- yet they think they are victims.

3. They think they are victims -- yet their representatives run the government.

4. Their representatives run the government -- yet the poor keep getting poorer.

5. The poor keep getting poorer -- yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.

6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about -- yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

Think about it! And that, my friends pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st Century.

Makes you wonder who is doing the math.

These three, short sentences tell you a lot about a direction of our current government and cultural environment:

1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.

Funny how that works. And here's another one worth considering.....

2. Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. But we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money? What's interesting is the first group "worked for" their money, but the second didn't.

Think about it ... and Last but not least,

3. Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WW II, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens?

Am I the only one missing something?

Denzel O'Dea,

McCook, Nebraska

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  • Under the current Democratic controlled Senate and Administration the actual income for middle Americans has decreased, more people are out of work and if you count the hundreds of thousands--that the current Administration has decided not to count---we have more out of work than since the Great Depression. More folks are on welfare and food stamps than ever before. Gas prices have doubled in the last six years (gas in Kearney and GI is under $3 however compared to much higher prices in the area). Our government does not say terrorism ever though it is around us. Vote wisely.

    -- Posted by dennis on Thu, Oct 23, 2014, at 3:52 PM
  • Denzel, you are seeing the current state of our country with 20/20 vision.

    What the answer is to your observations, I cannot say. But I will state that our current path is leading to ultimate destruction of our country and way of life. while I cannot say what the answer is, I can say what the answer is not. Not bigger government, not more of the same, not more taxes, not more laws, not more selfishness, not kindness that keeps people at their current state of poverty, not restrictions on companies trying to profit and give people jobs. etc, etc, etc.

    -- Posted by quick13 on Fri, Oct 24, 2014, at 10:44 AM
  • " not kindness that keeps people at their current state of poverty, " - from quick13 --.This is an interesting idea. What I think 'quick13" means here is not just money generosity. For example - most people think that helping a poor person is something like placing a bag of groceries on their porch, ringing the doorbell and then running. Our government has the same idea - except it would be something like leaving an envelope with cash in the mailbox, then ringing the door bell and running. Probably this is what quick13 is saying - and -it needs to be said more. That type of thing does help - but not in a permanent way. Ultimately much more in the way of help of a different kind is needed.

    -- Posted by bob s on Fri, Oct 24, 2014, at 2:11 PM
  • exactly. the old proverb "give a man a fish feed him for a day. teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime."

    -- Posted by quick13 on Fri, Oct 24, 2014, at 8:26 PM
  • Haha think about who you vote for...thats funny. But not as funny as the implication that it is the governments job to heal victims, enrich the poor, police the world, provide retirement, health care, and welfare for its citizens, and lets not forget about saving the climate. So you ask if you are missing something? Yes you are. You are missing the obvious. The United States of America no longer has a government. We have an anarchment. Am I the only one that is disturbed by the fact that the USA now kills anyone in the world that they want, even their own citizens, for any reason they want, on foreign soil? A couple years ago they murdered an "accused terrorist" who was engaging in terrorism by operating a website. Hip Hip Horray! Now were are safe from terrorists as long as you don't consider an industrial military congressional complex government who kills anyone, anywhere, for any reason a terrorist organization.

    -- Posted by shallal on Sat, Oct 25, 2014, at 10:14 PM
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