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Updated: October 4, 2012 6:10AM

Seek the truth

I am bemused that someone in TOTC said we do not need voter ID cards because there is no voter fraud. That person should seek the truth — the sources are plentiful. He’d learn that, in fact, many of the dead continue to vote, there are multiple voting and many are casting votes that belong to others. Some are targets of investigation and some have or are serving time. It is also a fact that some elected officials won by way of voter fraud. They make a mockery of the system; they pull us all down!


Newsflash to the person who said: “Say what you will about Al Capone. He paid more than 13 percent on his taxes.” Ummm, Al Capone didn’t pay his taxes. That could be why he was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison on tax-evasion charges.

Confederacy of dunces

The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president.

Peaceful vacation

Many people from Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood are vacationing in Afghanistan to get away from the violence.

The destroyer

It does not take a talented and successful businessman like Donald Trump to tell us that President Obama will destroy Medicare. Obama already began dismantling it by transferring billions from Medicare to the ill-conceived, unconstitutional and sure to fail Obamacare.

Medicare plans

Someone in TOTC suggested that “you have a choice of who you would believe” between the Obama and Romney/Ryan Medicare plans. Rather than just believing either campaign, please engage in a little fact-checking. That’s what I did and found Romney/Ryan hurt seniors right away by bringing back the prescription “donut hole” and taking away the new free preventive care, both costing seniors more. Plus, Romney/Ryan takes $1.4 trillion out of Medicaid over the first 10 years, which millions of seniors on Medicare rely on for long-term nursing homes. And the vouchers coming in 10 years will not cover the cost of insurance, falling about $6,000 short. Through fact-checking, I learned that Obama did not “raid” Medicare to pay for Obamacare. He ended subsidies to private insurance companies because they were getting extra money to do the same thing traditional Medicare does. And Obama cut other payments to hospitals; he made no benefits cuts for seniors. Obama extended the life of Medicare by eight years by cost savings, not reducing benefits.

Suffering the consequences

I guess one cannot express their opinion anymore! The Constitution and free speech are a thing of the past when a gentleman cannot say what he thinks about same-sex marriage without suffering the consequences of denial of the opportunity to open a business that will create jobs. Who appointed Rahm Emmanuel and all his cronies judges? The funniest part about this fiasco is that President Obama was elected on the premise that marriage was between a man and a woman — exactly what the president of Chick-fil-A said!

Get on the bus

What an example these mothers give their children. I saw a mother running down the street to get her child to the waiting bus. This mother had her pajamas on. Lazy is all I can say. You can’t even get dressed in the morning? Maybe you need a job? And why do the buses sit there, hold up traffic and wait for these lazy parents?

Home-country support

It is past time for governmental units that provide support to non-legal residents to document their home countries and send a bill for the support our government provides their citizens. Much has been said that the rich should pay their fair share. Well, it is time for Mexico, China, Poland and other countries to pay their fair share for the support the American taxpayers give their citizens.

Women’s health

President Obama has made a big issue about women’s health, only because he had no positive accomplishments to brag about in his presidential campaign. There should be little demand for abortion since the “morning after pill” and birth control pills are readily available. Most people become pregnant because they want to or are lazy. How can a president dictate to a private insurance vendor and demand that they offer birth control pills without charge? They are available free of charge at Planned Parenthood and at most health department clinics. Also, the generic form is reasonable in price. The president’s issue is just another smoke-and-mirrors method to distract women from the real issues that affect their lives like employment, the economy, the security of our country and the future for our children. It is cheaper to pay for your birth control and experience lower inflation, gas prices, taxes, etc., isn’t it?

Pornographic ads

These sex ads in your newspaper are absolutely disgusting. Why is it OK to have pornographic ads in the newspaper when all other pornographic items are behind the counter or hidden? It is terrible that sex is being flaunted in everyone’s face in everything we see — car ads, toothpaste ads, clothing ads, etc. Now it has to be in big bold color in our newspaper. I do not choose to view pornography, but must I have it flashed in my face when I am reading The News-Sun? I think I will discontinue my subscription to your newspaper.


So I am supposed to be concerned about what Romney does with his personal money and not worry about what President Obama does with my money? Or is it what President Obama does with my grandchildren’s money.

Business losses

Someone said in TOTC that Gov. Romney destroyed corporations in order to make millions. How ridiculous is that? If it were true, every entrepreneur would be successful. There would be no business losses; no business would be bankrupt.

Afghan losses

I thought President Obama said the war in Afghanistan was over. He rushed the pullout so he could brag that he had fulfilled his campaign promise. If the war is over, why are more soldiers being killed than when the war was in progress?

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