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Voice of the People

Sep. 28, 2012 @ 12:30 AM

President told a $10 trillion lie

I found Mr. Grace's column on "GOP lies" to be offensive and dishonest. I heard the entire context of Obama's "you didn't build it" speech, and it was a separate thought spoken with passion off a teleprompter. It was unlike him mistakenly stating we have 57 U.S. states and more like his frank conversation with Joe the plumber calling for income redistribution.

This president clearly has a big government view of America with contempt for business and success, which has fueled unemployment in excess of 8 percent for over 40 months and has led to our economic malaise.

Another truth is that he's cutting Medicare by $716 billion to fund the "Affordable" Health care Act, cutting out fraud and abuse. Paul Ryan's plans are to cut the same fraud and abuse out of Medicare. So, what's the big difference? Paul Ryan's cuts go back into the Medicare trust fund in order to preserve this entitlement, which is heading toward insolvency. I have not heard what Obama's plans are for saving Medicare, or for that matter, Social Security.

But I believe the biggest distortion I've heard was not in Mr. Grace's column. It was when Mr. Obama promised to cut our $10 trillion deficit in half but raised it $5 trillion. That is an eye popping $10 trillion lie. Or maybe it is just moving "FORWARD."

Dan Norton

Barboursville

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