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Updated: January 18, 2013 6:02AM



Obama voters don’t realize what is going to happen

The re-election of President Obama points out how uninformed the electorate is. The unemployment rate hovers around 8 percent. The economy grows at less than 2 percent a year. Jobs are not being created to sustain a recovery. The deficit is more than $16 trillion. Obamacare will kick in next year with the tax increases.

Are Democrats like Eddie Washington and Stanley Holmes concerned? No.

Washington believes the election was a mandate against hate. Republicans are full of hate? Is that correct Mr. Washington?

Can I remind you, Mr. Washington, of what the Democrats said about Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan? Romney was called a felon, murderer, someone who has not paid his taxes in 10 years, a vulture capitalist. Ryan was depicted in a video pushing a wheelchair-bound elderly woman off a cliff in reference to his plan to reduce the rate of growth in Medicare.

Who is spewing hate, Mr. Washington?

Mr. Holmes believes Republicans tried to buy the election, completely ignoring the efforts of his beloved Democrats in fundraising. The stated goal of the Democratic Party was to raise more than
$1 billion for Obama’s re-election. He went to more than 150 fundraisers this year.

Money is the key ingredient in politics, and the Democrats are as involved, if not more so, than the Republicans.

Mr. Washington and Mr. Holmes, what did you vote for when you cast your ballots for Obama? Was it deficit reduction, growth in economy, job creation?

Richard Trumka, president of SEIU, summarized Obama’s second term as tax the rich, cut entitlements and ignore the $16 trillion deficit. This is a disaster.

Stephen Bounds

Portage

Teachers wrong to split vote for Pence, against Bennett

The Union Township School Corp. needs to wake up. The Republican deal on state taxes was something for which most teachers voted. I pay more now than when slick Mitch Daniels redid the property tax plan. If you get less of the pie, I suggest you rethink the way you vote.

Teachers thought getting rid of State Superintendent Tony Bennett would solve their problems. I have news for you — it was the governor’s plan. By splitting your vote and voting for this do-nothing governor we are getting Mike Pence. You stuck it to all the working people, and also to yourselves. You will have to live with it.

No school program should be cut or changed. Students should be the last ones hurt by this.

If necessary, get rid of the superintendent and his staff. Get rid of all office staff. One principal, teachers, one janitor, and that should be it for staffing. Teachers will have to do more work and pick up the slack. Kitchen help can be all volunteers.

Next time, vote for better leaders. That farmer who lives down the road is making millions by controlling your government and, if you vote to perpetuate what we have, you get what you deserve.

James Brown

Valparaiso



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