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October 8, 2013

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Contrasting opinions

Contrasting opinions

Dear Editor,

In the Oct. 3 “Viewpoints” there were two contrasting thoughts.

One was by Zan Prince, which was easy to follow, stressing the importance of strong families, businesses, national defense and personal accountability. She went on to say that smaller government is important and all life is precious.

Then following was another Dennis Tilly letter that was hard to follow but emphasizing the importance of more and more government programs that the majority are against.

I would like Mr. Tilly to convince the voters of Parker County and Texas why liberal, socialist policies are superior to a more conservative form of government.

Von Dunn, Weatherford

Perfect little darlings

Dear Editor,

Have you ever noticed that Democrats are always innocent and never take responsibility for their screwed up policies?

I got the impression that collapse of the housing bubble is what caused the recession. The community reinvestment act of 1977, promoted by President Carter, was the beginning of the disaster. Democrats are going to better the lives of the poor and middle class. What could be more noble than helping the folks to have better homes?

The only problem with the program is there is a tendency for humans to grab more than they can hold on to. The idea was that you could finance a property at 110 percent of appraised value w’ith no down payment and roll closing costs into the loan. Instead of paying a deposit and a first months rent, you could move into a brand new home for nothing.

The Republicans made feeble efforts to rein in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but Democrats threw a hissy and conniption fit, so President Bush, more or less, joined the liars club and said that Americans are the best housed people in the world. Barney Frank said that there is no problem with Fannie and Freddie, and if there ever is the taxpayer would not have to bail them out.

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