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February 21, 2013

Letters to the Editor - Feb. 21, 2013

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We don’t have the money to refuel an aircraft carrier, but we have money to provide free cell phones to folks that receive government subsidies. I don’t have a problem with folks getting help, but cell phones paid for by the taxpayers, is absurd. The more government programs, the more room for fraud.

Dr. Ben Carson said, “The best way to solve the health care problem is to give every newborn an electronic medical record, a Social Security number and a medical savings account.” I think that instead of a Social Security number, that when entering the workforce a private account be set up like the Galveston Texas retirement plan.

You say, how can a newborn fund a medical savings plan? By using the money wasted on things such as Solyndra, bailing out companies that are managed poorly and selling the airplane like Gov. Palin did when she became governor of Alaska. The sale of the plane and the savings on jet fuel would pay for a huge number of medical savings accounts.

By the way, with the Galveston retirement plan and the medical savings account, any amount that you don’t use goes to your heirs, instead of to politicians who can’t wait to spend other people’s money.

Richard Feuilly, Weatherford

Fair Tax will grow nation’s economy

Dear Editor,

Congress and President Obama continue to disagree on ways to fix our economy while avoiding the real solution. The income tax is the real culprit. It is driving business overseas to avoid its penalizing effects.

HR 25 – The Fair Tax Act – will change that. Every worker will receive their full paycheck without payroll taxes or income taxes deducted. Every business will not have to pay income tax or report any activities to the IRS. Imagine the effect of a consumption tax that will allow that to happen.

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