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February 13, 2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: It doesn’t make sense

It doesn’t make sense

Dear Editor,

We release terrorists from prison, and they go back and join up with the Taliban. We put our soldiers in prison for killing the wrong man. The enemy that we fight now is hard to identify. There was a time when combatants wore uniforms, and it was easy to identify the enemy. The treatment of Col. Allen West is enough to make one question the motives of those in charge of our military.

I have received many requests for donations to help pay legal fees to defend those who were defending our freedom. Why should we care what the liberals think? If it weren’t for the American soldier, those good folks might not be exercising their freedom of speech. Have you noticed that cuts in military retirement pay is considered as a way to save money? It is seldom mentioned that those who sit in plush government offices get less benefits.

In my opinion the military personnel serve a greater service to this nation than new IRS agents to help screw up health care. There is confusion about how much will be spent, but I can reasonably assure you that it will be much more than estimated. North Carolina cut back unemployment benefits and the unemployment rate started going down. According to Gov. Scott Walker, of Wisconsin, the treasury has a $977 million surplus and he wants to give Wisconsin citizens a tax cut. I believe that you can rest assured, that Democrats will have a walleyed fit, because a tax cut is like showing Dracula a cross.

Isn’t it strange that nearly $8 trillion dollars have been spent and unemployment is still too high. When the subsidies are figured out for your health-care plan you can work part time, you can follow your dreams. Some folks are working at jobs that they detest, but work there to retain health care insurance. They can now work one job and get a subsidy, but will have to be careful to make sure they don’t make too much and have to refund the subsidy. There will be some who will have to work three jobs to pay for health care because they make too much money. Can you explain to me why Obama care is supported by a tax one time and as a penalty another?

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