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Uneasy thoughts

February 25, 2006

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To the editor:

Several haunting questions about the economy and the budget have surfaced in my mind lately, especially after reading David Broder's columns of Feb. 12 and 19. Questions such as: What portion of our supposedly stable economy is dependent on the wars? We know what war has done for the oil industry, for example. If our economy is so healthy, why are there so many plant closings, layoffs, increasing demands on the food banks and requests for food stamps, etc.? Why are the true costs of the wars not factored into the information given to the public?

Why has the Bush administration assumed that the tax cuts for the wealthy will become permanent even before Congress has voted to make them so? As I understand it, that assumption will effectively disguise the cost of the cuts to the U.S. Treasury, over a trillion dollars in the next ten years.

As many more questions crowd in every day, I wonder if other people are as uneasy as I am?

Sarah Casad,

Lawrence

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years, 1 month ago

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rightthinker 8 years, 1 month ago

Yourbestwetmare gone wild?? What's up with the comments being removed....I had one removed and it was pretty boring, you know, just an easily executed attack on a liberal......is this passive censorship or what?

I can take anything anybody has to say, just don't be talkin' 'bout my mama.......

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yourworstnightmare 8 years, 1 month ago

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yourworstnightmare 8 years, 1 month ago

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blessed3x 8 years, 1 month ago

Typical. Namecalling is a sure sign that one has lost the ability to support his position and has resigned himself to act in the most base fashion, personal attack. If you feel differently then express your opinion. Character attacks will only serve to show others your true self.

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yourworstnightmare 8 years, 1 month ago

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yourworstnightmare 8 years, 1 month ago

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mefirst 8 years, 1 month ago

rightthinker,

you cannot continue to blame the proverbial lazy welfare recipient. peope in the middle class worry about the economy. we work 40 plus hours/week, we've been educated, we've followed all the rules, yet we are angry about the instability of our country's economy.

In the same way you suggest individuals be responsible, government should also be responsible. I pay my bills ON TIME every month, and if I don't have the money to cover those bills, guess what, I don't continue to rack up debt. Why is it the government is allowed this irresponsible spending--on a war that's killing thousands of innocent people yearly? Why does the government get a free pass? Who will bail out this government?

Stop making excuses, rightthinker.

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yourworstnightmare 8 years, 1 month ago

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rightthinker 8 years, 1 month ago

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yourworstnightmare 8 years, 1 month ago

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rightthinker 8 years, 1 month ago

Translation:

The more people become irresponsible with their personal finances, the more directly proportional the government is responsible to bail everyone out.

Yesterday, one worked for assistance, today one sits on his a** (or goes to the casino at 3:00 in the afternoon) and STILL collects the check.

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