Sunday, May 19, 2013
I must admit that I am scared to death with the fact that Mitt Romney is running for president. Wow! Where, oh where, did the "normal" politicians go?
Sen. Olympia Snowe sets the standard for effective politicians, a reader suggests.
Press Herald file
Why, oh why, can't we have people like Sen. Olympia Snowe running for president? How sad that she is retiring. When she says that there is something wrong with how we are legislating in our country, she means it, with all of her heart. Otherwise, she would have stayed in Washington.
Romney speaks of the "right height of the trees," and he gets so giddy about the touch screen at the Wawa convenience store. Where in the heck has he been all of this time? Most probably with his "car elevators" in California and, I might say, with all the amenities he is used to. No wonder our country is in trouble.
Why, oh why, don't we listen to people like Olympia Snowe? The last time I voted for a Republican was for George H.W. Bush. From then on, the Republicans just can't get it together. If one is honest and understanding, they would question people like Sen. Mitch McConnell, who absolutely has no common sense.
What the Republicans must understand is that their party has only one goal in mind and that is to make sure Barack Obama must not be re-elected. How in the world does that kind of thinking help our country? Especially, when we are having so many problems with our economy.
And to top it all off -- don't our lawmakers look really silly spending all of their time going after Attorney General Eric Holder? If this type of legislating continues, our country is really in trouble. Either we move on in our country or we will fail. We must get together and solve the problems at hand. God bless our country.
J. Robert Chasser
Saving GM costs taxpayers billions and China gets jobs
The president and many of our politicians continue to tell us how successful they have been saving General Motors. They spent 80 billion of our tax dollars (much of it remains to be repaid) and continue the drumbeat of "I saved the auto industry" by spending our tax money to prop up the failing GM.
I recently watched a YouTube video of the CEO of General Motors speaking in China. The GM boss told the Chinese how 70 percent of GM cars are now made outside of America, how he is moving research and development from Detroit to China, and how he considers the 11 joint ventures with China to be "GM's 11 keys to success."
So, President Obama and Congress took 80 billion tax dollars and gave them to GM (and Chrysler -- which is now an Italian company). And now GM is showing its thanks to us by moving jobs to China as fast as it can. Seeing another great American company transformed into a Chinese company makes me ill.
Seeing our politicians waste our tax money has become commonplace and expected. But it is up to all of us voters to remember that President Obama and our Congress took our tax money and spent it on GM with the promise of jobs in America. Now we see the jobs are being created and sent to China via GM and our tax money. American tax money creating jobs in China.
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