Re: “Entitlement mentality 7.0” [Letter, Village News, 9/27/12]

Apparently Lee Racey forgot to read his letter (September 27) before submitting it. Specifically, the President of the United States is not the head of the Democratic Party: Antonio Villaraigosa is. Neither President Obama nor Villaraigosa is a socialist, but both are progressive (which I prefer) rather than being regressive.

Racey opines that Greg Millard should do some research to avoid becoming a “dupe.” Racey should have taken his own advice and do some research before labeling President Obama a socialist. Earlier, Rick Perry had called President Obama a socialist, earning a “pants on fire” award from PolitiFact. Google: “PolitiFact: Rick Perry says Barack Obama is a socialist”

Still, Racey wants Millard to help return to power the party that got us into the mess we’re in. And then there’s Romney and Ryan who say they want to talk about jobs and the economy – apparently that’s all they want to do: talk. What the GOP Platform reveals is that their time would be spent primarily in attempting to enact their religious beliefs into law.

The rest of their time would be spent legislating further tax cuts for the wealthy and funding more pork for the already bloated military-industrial complex, to be financed by gutting all social programs. Note that Ryan espouses supply-side economics, an approach that has demonstrated no ability to grow the economy and works only to increase the financial imbalance between the upper and lower economic classes.

John H. Terrell

11 Responses to "Re: “Entitlement mentality 7.0” [Letter, Village News, 9/27/12]"

  1. Pam   October 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    The last 4 years have been economically disastrous. The real unemployment rate including those who are underemployed hovers around 22%. Our children and probably their children will have to pay the $16 billion national debt, you know, the one the president said he’d cut in half. Anyone who still votes for this man is doing it on emotion, not logic.

  2. Romney is a fraud   October 9, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    22% unemployment rate? When did you make that lie up?

  3. Really?   October 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Try looking up the "real unemployment rate U-6" Einstein… non tax payer.

  4. To Really?   October 11, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Hey genius, try looking at your own charts. It doesn’t show 22%, nor 20% nor 15% or anywhere close to what #1 said above. What it does show is the unemployment rate has sunk back to the same level as when Obama was handed this mess in January 09 and is going down.

  5. Check it out   October 11, 2012 at 11:20 am

    The unemployment rate in California right now is 10%. The highest in the nation.

  6. another opinion   October 12, 2012 at 1:36 am

    Clearly too many people on this thread listening to Fox News and right wing hate radio. Hey, why bother with facts when we can just make them up!

  7. Check it out   October 12, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Ummmm, actually Comment#6 if you just go on line and Google Unemployment Rate 2012 it will give you the statistics, state by state, you don’t even have to turn on your TV.

  8. Larry   October 12, 2012 at 10:24 am

    "The unemployment rate has sunk back to the same level as when Obama was handed this mess in January 09 and is going down…"

    Hey #4 ya’ Genius…..since Obama became President, the working age population has increased by 8.4 million! Try thinking for a change.

  9. another opinion   October 13, 2012 at 5:58 am

    re: #7 I have Googled it and Pam above is either fibbing or grossly misinformed

    re:#8 Do you not understand what the word “rate” means? Yes our population has increased but the RATE of unemployment has fallen.Larry, try thinking before opening your mouth.

  10. Aberlour   October 14, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Mr. Really, don’t bother with the Obamatrons. Anybody Dumb enough to believe we just had the greatest one month surge in hiring since 1983 is already voting for him. The fact that the current President has not changed course with diminishing growth numbers year after year is evidence he is not worthy of his positon. He has not learned or shown a desire to learn. He certainly will not only be remembered as the first minority president but the first massive failure in political minority history. The number of missed opportunitys by this president will be a monument to his arrogance and lack of economic understanding toward growths importance to our nation.

  11. Mike W   October 17, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Yes of course you Foxatrons love the blame game ~

    In 2010 when Republicans took over congress, Sen. Mitch McConnel announced that the priority of republicans was to make sure Obama was a one term president.
    There non record since then:
    * The Jobs Bill (sept 11th) – BLOCKED
    * Wall Street Reform – BLOCKED
    * Fair Pay Act – BLOCKED & Defeated
    * The Dream Act – BLOCKED
    * Anti-Rape Ammendment -BLOCKED
    * The Small Business Jobs Act – BLOCKED
    * Repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t tell" – NUMEROUS BLOCKS
    * Benefits for Homeless Veterans – BLOCKED
    * Health Care for the 9/11 First Responders – BLOCKED
    * Political Ad Disclosure bill – BLOCKED 2x
    * Tax on companies that ship jobs overseas – BLOCKED
    * American Recovery and Reinvestment – Attemped BLOCK
    * Oil Spill Liability – BLOCKED
    * Immigration reform – BLOCKED
    * Affordable Health Care For Americans – Voted 33 times to Repeal
    * Unemployment extension bill HR-4213 – BLOCKED

    In 2012 they want you to believe Obama is to blame


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