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Updated: June 13, 2013 5:35PM



Spend money domestically, not on other countries

For decades we have given borrowed monies, our federal funds and materials to other countries. These are often misnamed, such as lend-lease. Our charity has continued through today as we also have our brave soldiers stationed in over 100 countries, costly world-policemen labeled as peace-keepers.

Billions of our tax dollars are given annually to many countries, both friends and foes. This is done by our leaders of both major parties beholden to international interests that fund the politicians for re-elections and control the major media that becomes a propaganda machine for the (international) liberal interests.

Think how greater your country would be if that money spent on spreading democracy (usually unsuccessfully) was spent instead on improving our highways, building more and better hospitals, improving schools from kindergarten through college and securing our borders.

Less than half of our citizens pay taxes to make our government function. Many of the other half have been trained (not educated) to rely upon the government for handouts under various names. For fear of losing the handouts they re-elect the incumbents, and the game continues as we go further and further in debt.

Most in Washington and in the rest of the country think debt is unimportant. The longer we go without decreasing the federal government and its handouts, the sooner the day comes when our U.S.A. ceases to exist. Pray to God for public wisdom to vote for leaders who can save our wonderful country.

Bill Mathews

Valparaiso

Krusas’ depression not to blame for her tax evasion

In regards to the former Gary councilwoman Marilyn Krusas, who pleaded guilty to tax evasion, I find it laughable that Scott King would blame her crime on depression. She wasn’t too depressed to figure out that if she gave her sister, not one, but several checks in an amount under $10,000, one at a time it would not have to be declared to the federal government to be taxed.

We’re supposed to feel sorry for her because she systematically figured out how to cheat, not only the government but her fellow citizens. We’re told that it was an illness that was untreated.

I guess if you have a fancy, high-priced lawyer, you can get away with about anything. Just plead guilty, under duress, due to illness and you can slide by with a slap on the wrist.

The icing on the cake is that we are suppose to believe this because Scott King worked with her on the city council that she is a woman of integrity. Apparently, I spell the word integrity and understand the meaning of it far differently than King.

I hope that the judicial system and the rest of our fellow citizens, who are honest taxpayers do likewise.

Sonja L. Belly

Gary



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