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Section A: General News


Letters: Today’s government not a representation of us




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October 23, 2013 | 1,788 views | 19 comments

Editor:

Never in my 61 years have I seen a nation so divided. Congress refuses to talk with one another, the president refuses to talk to Republicans. Is this the type of change that was voted upon? Is this the change Mr. Obama was referring to to get elected? In my line of thinking it has been the plan all along. Our government has gotten too large and out of control is the problem.

The Republicans are not too far off base with recommending spending cuts. We can’t keep printing money and flooding the world with it and not back it up. This is why we borrow and borrow to the ceiling and beyond. Our government has got to stop raising the debt ceiling and start implementing spending cuts. Each time the president or Congress is asked to create jobs, this means in government not the private sector. In the private sector having tax cuts saves their business.

The middle class is maxed out and we are getting no help from Congress. We elected these officials; we can also vote them out. 2014 is not far off and many will be up for re-election. Do your homework and pay close attention to the candidates, for these people will reshape our lives and may not be what we want. Many things need to be changed such as term limits, pensions, how they get paid, and if they get paid upon getting voted out of office. If they get voted out, then the pay stops -- simple.

I am very disappointed in our government today. Neither party is representative of you and me. This is the time to stand up and have your voice heard loud and clear. We are a constitutional republic based upon democratic principles. Under the Constitution we all are equal.

CLARK CHESNUTT

San Antonio
 

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Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
October 31, 2013 12:30pm
 
Facts only Please........Dancing again ???? .......your contention that the major parts of the Texas law was overturned is not true. I merely pointed out that the portion of the law pertaining to the use of abortion medication ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
October 31, 2013 12:23pm
 
Facts only Please........You never address others comments.......your contention that the major parts of the Texas law was overturned is not true. I merely pointed out that the portion of the law pertaining to the use of ... More ›

 
Facts only please  
TX  
October 31, 2013 10:58am
 
Chef: Apples versus Oranges. I was commenting on Texas ruling.

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
October 30, 2013 5:52am
 
Facts only please.......Yeah, I checked out the ruling. What is your point. It seems to me that the so called pro choice (choice of giving or not giving a human being the same chance that was given them) crowd are claiming ... More ›

 
Facts only please  
TX  
October 29, 2013 10:27pm
 
Prairie: Did you check out the ruling?

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
October 29, 2013 8:27am
 
New Guy.......One definition of a non viable fetus is "a developing baby."

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
October 29, 2013 6:27am
 
New Guy.....Well that 20 week old baby can thank Gov. Perry that she or he is not going to ripped out of the womb. Maybe Wendy Davis will stop peeing again. I bet Planned Parenthood will furnish her a lifetime supply of tubes. ... More ›

 
New Guy  
Wilson County  
October 28, 2013 8:04pm
 
PRAIRIE: The major parts are out, read the court's ruling. Major to the women who were going to be denied care and have to travel hundreds of miles. Also getting birth control like other states.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
October 28, 2013 5:38pm
 
I would have thought that New Guy and Facts only Please would be touting the expertise of the democrat party evident in the roll out of Obama health care. You're doing a heck of a job Barry.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
October 28, 2013 4:24pm
 
New Guy.......The major parts of the law are intact.

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