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Oct. 12, 2012 @ 06:57 AM

Romney wants jobs, not handouts

In regard to Mitt Romney's statement about "47 percent of the people":

He was acknowledging that 47 percent (is that percentage accurate, who knows, but it is in the ball park) of the people will vote for Obama no matter what, because he promises to take from the rich and give to the poor. That sounds good to people who are struggling and looking for relief.

Romney on the other hand, wants to create jobs for those who need and want to work. Americans need jobs, not handouts! Americans have always helped less fortunate fellow Americans, but someone needs to work and pay taxes to fund assistance programs for the truly poor.

If 47 percent of the people are now receiving assistance, that means that 53 percent are paying 100 percent of the bills. Unless we get people back to work and stop the spending, our country is going to collapse.

There are many other issues being touted during this campaign season, but everything else is second to the E-C-O-N-O-M-Y! Please execute your right and privilege to vote, and cast your ballot to save America! God bless the USA!

Norma Tucker


Obama should have dealt with attack

On Sept. 12, a well-planned attack on our ambassador in Libya resulted in his death along with three others. It was not predicated on a "video" nor was it drawn up in the sand that night at 9:40 p.m. It was preplanned -- weapons procured, procedures and times of the deceased observed, etc.

On Sept. 13, instead of being presidential and in the White House, Obama left for a fundraiser in Las Vegas! What shame!

Cliff Brooks




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