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Letters to the editor, Oct. 16

Published:   |   Updated: October 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM

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Blame game

I grew up in a blue collar family. My father was a truck mechanic. My mom was a stay-at-home mom. My grandmother worked as a housekeeper for several homes. 

I am an only child. My mom and dad decided they could not afford another mouth to feed. During World War II we had ration books - so many pairs of shoes, so many gallons of gas for your car, if you could find it.

We cheered and supported our young men fighting for our freedom. I grew up, served in the military for six years, got married and had two children, who I supported. Now the government wants me to support those who have multiple children with no father figure in the family, who think working for a living is a dirty word.

Who think becoming a janitor or working at a fast food restaurant is below them. Who want me to support their drug and alcohol addiction and who are given a "welfare" credit card, to support them, with my hardworking dollars.

Who is to blame for this mess? Who do you think believes these people deserve my years of serving our country and working and supporting my family is responsible for this mess? I leave the answer to this question up to you.

Ron Dakin

Spring Hill

Sad day

It is a sad day in America when our president, who is supposed to be the leader of the free world, is now viewed by most of the world as a weak, ineffective head of state.

This so-called leader is now looked at by many Americans as a whiney and petulant spoiled baby who acts up when he doesn't get his way. This all became evident with the current government shutdown brought on by the intransigent Democrats in the senate led by Sen. Reid, both Obama's and his no-negotiation policy is why we are where we are.

This isn't about the GOP's desire to defund the ACPPA since the bill sent to the senate had funding for all other areas just asking for a sit-down with the Democrats and Obama to work out any difference to get the government up and running.

However, that was summarily dismissed with the curt "no negotiations,"a clear sign the administration wants to inflict as much hardship and pain on us "we the people" as possible and try to point the finger at the GOP.

Evicting the elderly from their homes on federal land is reprehensible, and the money wasted on blockades of our many memorials that pay homage to past presidents and our fallen who gave their last full measure to insure our freedom is juvenile and absurd since only 17 percent of the government is actually shut down.

He wants us to feel like it is a real hardship and we all know that is just a load of bull.

When are we going to rise up and tell him and his acolytes enough is enough? Get your stubborn backsides to work, call in the leaders of both sides and work this out; and if you can't, resign, because you are just too useless to hold the office that you hold.

George Stansbury


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