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Updated: December 19, 2012 10:39AM



Obama can’t blame others for second-term failures

The big question is, will our re-elected President Obama spend the next four years as he did the last four — blaming his predecessor for all of America’s ills?

Oh, wait, he can’t. He would need to admit that he either didn’t do anything to solve the problems or he added to them.

What a dilemma. What will he do? Will he admit not having a budget passed during his last term might be his fault? Will he admit a $16 trillion debt might be mainly his fault? Will he admit killing Osama bin Laden did not defeat Islamic terrorism?

Will he admit that saying a war is over doesn’t always end it? Doesn’t he also need to get the other side to agree it is over? Didn’t the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on America’s embassy in Libya show him that?

Will he admit soaring energy costs and regulations stifle job growth?

Actually, if the last election showed us anything, it is the American electorate will just let him slide along, blaming someone else for this nation’s problems.

Hard to believe, but that’s the way it looks.

Robert C. Kolanowski

North Judson

It’s time for America to move forward again — together

America’s choice is to move “forward” with President Obama.

Demographics played a large part in Obama getting four more years. Some people think it will be four more years of the same. To you, I say, your corner is shrinking because this country is changing. This is a diverse nation now.

All you fact-checkers, look at the breakdown of voters for Mitt Romney and Obama. Conservatives must appeal to minorities, the 47 percent cannot be left behind and this election proves that.

It is my hope that we move forward, that both parties can work together for the people. Together, we stand; divided, we fall — forward!

Bertha Shaifer

Gary

Someone should document
where disaster money goes

Another crisis has struck — Hurricane Sandy. I have a longtime friend who is living with her daughter because the house she was living in sustained severe damage. She is finding it difficult to get help because of all the red tape.

We see damage such as this more often, and my concern is, who’s is in control? Let me put that in plain language — who has their hands on all that dough?

Millions of dollars have been donated to this cause. I was wondering the same thing when Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, and even when we generously donated to the tsunami victims in Japan.

Certainly by now, we should have come up with a central bank that records all donations coming in and where they are disbursed.

It is important that we have checks and balances for disaster relief to ensure all victims receive aid.

Lue Bottomlee

Crown Point



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