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Letters to the editor – Wednesday – 9-14-16

Obama, Democrats and Republicans let us down

Many people fail to understand the gravity of America’s economic catastrophe and the suffering to come because of progressive Democrats and the Obama administration. Recently there was a My Turn column expressing how it is all the Republicans’ fault, with a list of things the Republicans have done. We can agree in part with this thinking. The progressives and Obama could not have more than doubled the national debt without the Republican nod! They had to say OK before it could happen. Republicans refused do what was necessary to prevent this. They were afraid of being blamed for shutting down the government and not getting reelected. How terrible it would have been to do the right thing.

The Obama regime has spent over $500 billion in excess of taxes raised! When Obama was elected in 2008 the national debt was $8-9 trillion. Obama has managed to more than double the debt to $18-20 trillion. Who would have suspected a community organizer had such talent for spending?

If Hillary is elected, you can be assured she will keep up the good work of Obama.

The Federal Reserve just prints more money to cover the looming debt. In the past our dollars were covered by gold and silver held in reserve, but not today! There is nothing federal about the Federal Reserve and there is no reserve. Kinda like a flying chicken which doesn’t fly so well. What is there to show for this $20 trillion debt? Where did that money go? Maybe, we should start a movement and call it “Re-elect No One” — especially progressive Democrats whose solution to all problems facing the country seems to be “let’s just throw money at it.” I’m thinking a Republican landslide victory for Trump would be a step in the right direction for economic revival.

— Richard Roberts


On souls, generals and ice

1. In Saturday’s Salisbury Post, it was written that 3,000 souls were lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Three thousand lives and bodies were lost, but not their souls. Our greatest President Obama even said it once.

2. The only way Donald Trump could know more about al-Qaeda than our generals would be if he were one.

3. Salisbury needs to recruit a Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard. I have driven many miles to to enjoy their product since being introduced to Rita’s at Ormond Beach, Florida. The closest one is Rita’s at the Arbors in Charlotte. Another one is at Plaza Midwood in Charlotte. There is nothing like it, especially the orange.

— Elaine Howle




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