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My Turn: Politicians, your job performance concerns us

By Ronnie Adcock

Memo: Company policy-U.S. Constitution
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Politician (both parties):
I have been looking at your job performance during your career. It has come to my attention that you have failed to keep your area in good working order. This is not the first time we have talked to you about your job performance and your attitude. Obviously, you cannot understand how this business operates and why we are losing production “jobs” that are needed to stay in business. Your attitude of letting someone else do our company’s work has all but destroyed the heart of this great nation. I know you say China, India and Russia are better for our business and have employees who’ll work for slave wages, with no environmental concerns. I also see you think it is OK for international companies to keep profits offshore, so now you can tax all the people here more to make up for lost production.
There is great concern about counterfeiting all this money without any collateral or a plan to pay it back. I can’t even see where you spent it. I have studied the list of “companies” you have borrowed from over your career. Let’s see where you owe the most:
1. Social Security
2. China
3. Russia
By the way, did you say you’re going to pay China, Russia and other companies back before you pay Social Security the nearly $3 trillion you owe it?
I have even heard reports you’re thinking about raising the retirement age to help delay the payout, because if people die first, you don’t have to pay them. I find this attitude is unthinkable, soulless and has no compassion for our nation. I also find that if you had human courage instead of political blindness, you could become a part of the solution. I find also you are unable to think outside of the box yourself but would rather follow the gang leaders to fit in.
Here are five suggestions on how we can improve across-the-board production:
1. It is OK to lower taxes, say 12 percent, for all corporations in the United States on the condition that 95 percent of all production remains in America. Tax rate stays the same for offshore companies.
2. Immediately pay back Social Security in full, so the retirement age can stay the same, along with benefits. The deal to charge for Social Security was agreed upon, and working Americans have already paid in their dues. Now that you have received payment, you must hold up your end of the agreement to be fair to Americans.
3. Start building a natural gas pipeline system similar to the interstate highway project so we can cut our dependence on imported oil.
4. Any government land used to drill on should be paid back by putting 15 percent of the oil produced into our strategic supply. We should not have to pay for this oil.
5. Immigration: You have to fix the leak before you mop the floor. Simple — just do it.
Now you have seen our short list as to our main concerns regarding your job performance. You need to look at this and become a part of the solution instead of the problem. I will be watching your performance closely to see whether you have improved by November 2012. During this time, we will evaluate other candidates in case we need to replace you. This is your final notice.
From your supervisor:
The American people.

Ronnie Adcock lives in Enochville.

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