2008.02.20 Leon Shulters

Written by David Green.

Our beloved politician’s State of the Union Speech.

Bush finally mentioned global warming. He has been against doing anything about it, afraid big businesses would quit donating to his Republican party.

Free Trade Act. America’s jobs lost at an amazing pace. Cheap manufactured goods flooding our markets.

Republicans started NAFTA. Old George Bush didn’t get the job done, Bill Clinton signed the bill into law. Republican and Democratic parties are both guilty of the North American Free Trade Act. Bad deal.

Social Security is an entitlement, so Bush claims. Working people pay into Social Security most of their lives. Some people die and never collect a cent that they paid in. Never hear about that on the news. Its not an entitlement, it’s a retirement plan. Most of our workers pay into Social Security all year. Take the cap off Social Security and everybody pays year round like most of our workers do. No problem.

If the tax break for big businesses was so successful, why are we heading for a recession?

Our highly educated politicians sure  have our country in a mess. Democrats and Republicans are both guilty. The Republicans cry, “I am a Conservative.” They sure know how to run the good old U.S.A. deep in debt. Why is there no import tax on foreign products coming into our country but our export tax so high? It’s been going on for years. Both parties are guilty.

The Bush administration has put this country deep in debt and lied about the war in Iraq from day one.

Medical problems, you have to cut costs. All I have heard in the last 20 or 30 years is medical costs are going up. Why so drastic? Doctor’s office calls are up 300 percent, hospital charges are outrageous. There’s no control on cost. Of course, I realize the American Medical Association donates campaign money to both parties.

– Leon Shulters

Co. Rd. 10-3, Lyons, Ohio

 

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