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September 18, 2013

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Texas a blue state?

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Government is out of control, and if the budget is not soon balanced, we will all be on the poor farm. Argentina had all of the goodies that Americans want. In 1989 hyperinflation set in and went to 3,000 percent, and Argentina is still in trouble. A friend of mine just got back from Argentina, and said things are not good there, our dollar is not worth much, but it is ten times better than Argentine money. In 1902 Argentina was one of the world’s richest countries. A little more than a century later it is poverty stricken.

If that is what you want for future generations of Americans, then make America blue?

Russian President Putin just doesn’t get it. “Americans aren’t better than everybody else, we are everybody else” to quote Alfonso Rachel.

Richard Feuilly, Weatherford

Beware the prophets of doom

Dear Editor,

Every fair-minded American must be amazed at the last five years. This month, Russia and the U.S. are negotiating a solution to Syria’s chemical weapons and have started talks to settle the Syrian Civil War. I have no way to know how successful these talks will be, but the fact that both sides are negotiating is a major success in its self.

Five years ago, this country was considered untrustworthy, not by just our foes, but even by our closest allies. We were rightly blamed for the international business, banking and real estate declines. The world also correctly held us responsible for our declining credit worthiness, caused by an insane gesture by the House of Representatives, which stopped paying our already incurred debts. Our self-inflicted wounds had moved millions of Americans out of the upper middle class, downward to the lower middle class or to the unemployed. Retirement savings had lost about forty percent of value and were still declining. Americans without health insurance grew by about 10 million, which was the highest in the industrial world.

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