To the editor:
In response to Anna Slemmer’s letter of Dec. 2, Ms. Slemmer chastises the current Kansas congressional delegates for not representing those who sent them to Congress. I would submit that is exactly what they are doing. The majority of the voters in this state, not this town, sent these representatives to Congress to put an end to the spending.
The president himself was captured on camera laughing about the fact that “there weren’t as many shovel-ready jobs as we thought.” So please forgive me if I am skeptical when the president tells me his “Jobs Bill” will create all of these jobs on our national infrastructure. Fool me once, your fault. Fool me twice, my fault.
Every person reading this letter who has run a business or maintained a household understands the simple dynamics of basic economics. You cannot spend what you don’t have. If I were to use credit cards to pay my bills each month because my income is less than my expenditures, would I remain solvent? This is what our government does when it prints money. It borrows from future generations.
As intelligent as he is, President Obama was grossly unqualified for the job he was elected to. I too would love a fair society where everybody prospers. Socialism and communism have proved failures in our lifetime. A government’s first and foremost mission is to protect its citizenry, not determine outcomes.