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Letters and comments for March 1, 2011

Letters and comments for March 1, 2011

Time for compromise

To the Editor:

I appeal to all Americans to join me in sending a strong message to all of our politicians — feds and state. We as Americans must stand

united. We need to set aside political affiliations. I appeal to all Americans regardless of their party. Another government shutdown looms before us because our politicians refuse to compromise.

Our new speaker of the House talks out of both sides of his mouth. How can he eliminate thousands of jobs in the federal government? If all these folks lose their jobs and move to the unemployment line, how do we pay for that,  Mr. Speaker? (Not to mention losing their homes.)

I noticed he doesn’t have any trouble providing pork barrel spending to his constituents in Ohio (see guest editorial in Feb. 21 Observer). I say enough is enough.

The sad truth is this type of wasteful spending has been going on for decades by both Democrats and Republicans. I’m sick of the lies and false promises.

Our political system is broken beyond repair. I’ve got news for my fellow Americans — it doesn’t matter which party is in control. We must stop spending billions in Iraq and Afghanistan. We need to stop sending billions to countries all over the world. We can’t afford that anymore. We need to spend that money in America for Americans!

How many poor folks (seniors, disabled and foster children)will be sacrificed to eliminate our deficit? This is not the America I grew up in.

One more item, folks. I see the governor in Wisconsin is engaging in union busting. This could spread all over the country like a wildfire. I was a non-union worker, but do we really want to return to the 1930s where employees worked 16-hour days for poor pay and no benefits?

Bill Nickell


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