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3/4/2013 10:34:00 PM
Letter: Current leaders fail to work for the U.S.


The local paper forecasts doom and gloom. If you people have ever been in the military the adage is, "Don't believe anything you hear, about half of what you see and when it happens it is out of your control."

I believe working people, including "rich people," already pay their fair share. If this gloom prophecy comes to pass who caused it? Have you noticed your personal wealth shrinking, your wages shrinking under this administration? Oh, and of course none of these programs will cost a dime. Taxes are a necessary evil to be sure, but to throw money and wealth down a never-ending sewer is wrong.

I see no "sequester" in the White House coming from a man who has spent more than $40 million on vacations and flies around in our "private jet" at more than $18,000 per hour, a lot.

If the clowns running the show cannot deal with a 2 percent cut, they need to be impeached. I gave them an A for incompetence to start and now an AAA is still too low.

Since the first of the year my take-home pay has declined $100 per month. Not a light amount. Social Security is not an entitlement, after paying self-employment tax for 20-plus years, I personally had no qualms taking it at 62 while still working. The worst nightmare anyone can have is Nancy Pelosi becoming Speaker of the House again. Remember the Democratic Party credo: "Promise people everything, do nothing and blame it on someone else."

Robert Graybehl


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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2013
Article comment by: Team of Rivals.

All of you left wing nuts and democrats need to read a book.

The book I suggest is, "Team of Rivals". You will learn the difference between President Lincoln, a good President, and O bama a bad President.

You will learn that President Lincoln did whatever he could do, to not suffer an American civil war. Democrats at that time did every thing they could do to start a civil war.

The same thing is happening now in this country.

O bama is trying to start a civil war.

Please read a book so you can start speaking truth instead of repeating O bama lies.

Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2013
Article comment by: @ Dear Impeach blah, blah blah, blah

Obama does not listen to advisors, he has YES MEN. Obama makes it all up on his own! President Lincoln had a "Team of Rivals" in his cabinet, to balance things out. Lincoln valued the opinions of others. Obama does not value anyones opinion but his own. Wake up Democrats before it is too late. Otherwise you will all go down in history as fools who helped Obama distroy the greatest country on earth.

Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2013
Article comment by: Si Si Puede @ Impeach Obama blah blah

Obama has done more than enough to provide grounds for impeachment. Prison even.

Dragging the old Red Herring around of "What About Bush" is both disingenous and silly.

If there was evidence to impeach or incarcerate a president, or former president, let's do it, I say. Bush is still available, so is Bill Clinton. The traitorous acts of Obama, unmatched in recent history, does not absolve Clinton (both of them) for similar acts, and if there are charges out there for Bush, let's gir-r-dun.

Obama should be impeached based simply on incompetence alone nevermind ruining the US Economy, putting homosexuals openly in the military, and releasing criminal aliens back into the USA in a moment of royal pique.

Now that some senators and congressman are starting to take a stand, yesterday's filibuster over appointing an incompetent Brennan to head the CIA, the impeachment process may well be in the pipe when people start figuring out what Obama truly has always been Communist.

Impeach Obama.

Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Article comment by: Dear Impeach blah, blah

So Bush was innocent because he listened to his "advisors" and Obama isn't?


(How far is your repetition getting you)?

Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Article comment by: Impeach Obama Now!

The democratic party under the so called leadership of Obama have become the most evil, vile organization America has ever had to deal with.

Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Article comment by: Impeach Obama Now!

Bush didn't lie. Like all presidents he was relying on information from other government officials. People he should have been able to trust. He also got the same information from government officials of other countries. What other conclusion could he come to.

Democrats also agreed with Bush when they saw the same information. So in essence Bush did not lie. Bush was lied to. Probably lies made up by democrats wanting to get a political gain by passing bad information only for the purpose of creating an incident. That theory sounds very probable since that is the way democrats work. Democrats have stated this same fact in the past.

This was all confirmed many years ago, so my question to you is, where were you when all of this information came to light many years ago?

Back to the subject at hand. Obama makes up lies constantly all on his own. He is very good at lying and need no help doing so, although it is beginning to backfire on him.

Now all Americans know Obama is a liar.

Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Article comment by: Si Si Puede @ronald raygun

In about 60 days the Stock Market is going to 'correct' (re: Crash) simply because no perceivable improvement in a real economy exists to justify the current rise in the stock market.

Then why is it rising? It's just illusory Obamanomcis.

Just because rich people put money somewhere the stock market is about the only place for it to go, while they hope Obama does not pull another GM deal.

Right now there are more rich people with more excess money than there have been since -- I hate to say it -- 1929.

Were a real economy growing, that money would go into real investments -- factories, machines, farms, new businesses. But, right now, the world is producing more oil, wheat, shoes, steel, textiles, and automobiles than it can sell.

The facts are a full 20% of U.S. manufacturing plants are standing idle. Farmland prices are deflating. There's little opportunity for real productive expansion, as there are no customers. Homes are not selling...they are being built on speculation.

Interest rates on bonds and Treasury notes are going down. Gold and rare art and second-home lots in the country can only absorb so much dough. Therefore much of the money that's sloshing around is going into stocks.

I hope to hear your song in a couple months, I doubt it will be the same 'Mmm-mm-mm Obama!' rap you have going now. More likely you will try to blame Republicans or greedy bankers.

Your stocks are up, true. But their actual future worth is down. Just check the long bonds and gold prices to know the truth.

Want to really know what your stock is worth, not just what the left wing hucksters and Obama hypsters are pushing...try to sell off at a profit and see what happens.

Right now we would be better invested in potato futures, not Apple or Google.

Reality sucks.

Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Article comment by: Dear Impeach Obama II

Why wasn't Bush impeached for his lies regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction after which there were thousands of lives lost?

Who knows?

Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Article comment by: ronald raygun

Good morning all ya'll, great day init. Ya'll seem a little tense. Relax, things are really looking up, my stocks have just exploded, how about ya'll? I'd like to take a moment in prayer and thank the good lord for delivering the election for mister Obama, what a savior.
And lets ask him to please help the Liberals take the house in '14 so we can finish getting the country squared away. Amen

Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Article comment by: Impeach Obama!

Clinton was impeached for lying about sex with a woman other than his wife. Obama has been lying for 5 years and no one tries to impeach him. WHY!

Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Article comment by: Liberals have ruined America!

The elected officials currently in office are NOT leaders!
We all LOST when obama got back in office, and we ALL will continue to lose.
Mr. obama is a motivational speaker, not a president or leader!

Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Article comment by: Dear Impeach Obama

You're demanding WAY too much from the Republicans.

They cannot agree among themselves whether the sun is going to come up tomorrow. And you expect them to come together on any single issue?

Give 'em a break. At this time, individually and collectively, they could not find their hindends with both hands.

Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Article comment by: Si Si Puede ~ Oh yes we can!

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --THAT WHENEVER ANY FORM OF GOVERNMENT BECOMES DESTRUCTIVE TO THESE ENDS, IT IS THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ALTER OR ABOLISH IT, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Article comment by: Hooty Hoo

@Lena Sanchez: do you actually think for one minute that your liberal pals can scrape you're sorry rear end out of anything? Get this straight: Obama is totally for the poor and totally against the middle class. He rails against the RICH, but does not have the smarts to tax them. Just admit it and move one Lena.All he did was get elected twice. That's his legacy.

Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Article comment by: S A

The government is the greatest threat to my country. I will oppose it at all costs.
Democrats and Republicans are to blame for the mess they conspired to create.

Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Article comment by: Hooty Hoo

This just in: Among the 17 wealthiest nations (incl Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark,Finland, France,Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Swiss, Netherlands, UK) we came in last in life expectancy, heart dz, STDs, HIV/AIDS, drug related deaths, obesity, diabetes, infant death, teen pregnancy, homicides, lung disease and disability. And we spend more than double anyone else. Other than that we are doing great. Maybe Obamacare will fix this?

Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Article comment by: Diane Cochrane

Well said and AMEN!!

Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Article comment by: So Why Should We

take Tom Steele seriously, here is what he wrote in a recent post "Preparation for martial law in the country with prison camps
and massive purchases of ammunition by federal departments should
give pause to all Americans." That's right he thinks the government is going to be putting Americans in prison camps. Care to comment Mr. Steele..

Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Article comment by: Reed Winfrey

How about we just tell all other countries no more aid until we can afford it again because we have our own problems to solve.

Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Article comment by: Red Dee

Thank you, Robert. It's about time more people spoke up about Social Security not being an entitlement. We've ALL worked hard and had the money for Social Security taken from us before we even received our paychecks. I, also, feel your pain as a self-employed taxpayer. We pay an additional 7+%, on TOP of what the average wage earner has taken out of their check, in the form of "Self Employment Tax." If you pay for something for YEARS, how can it be an entitlement? Sounds paid for to me.

Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Article comment by: Impeach Obama!

What are the Republicans waiting for? Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid should all be tried for treason.

Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Article comment by: Lena Sanchez

Sadly the only ones who have had their incomes shrink are the middle class and below. Look at the IRS charts, economists figures and corporation bank accounts then you will see that the wealthy have been getting wealthier and the big corporations have huge bank accounts and the CEO's bonuses are larger than ever in the history of the US - since 2001 & 2003 when their tax breaks and loop holes were implemented to supposedly build jobs but failed, as the recession proves! Those same people used the recession as an excuse to lower workers wages and lay off people below them as well as overwork those who are still on the job garnering them huge bonuses... The Senate have tried passing bills that would have brought the middle and below into a more reasonable tax rate with the wealthy, but the radical house has filibustered them every time and will not allow any of those bills to get to the floor to be voted on and passed for the president to sign, as he has said he would do... Watch CSpan2 live. A president is at the behest of congress and in 2010 Tea Partiers being sworn in said they would not allow Obama to president - many videos are around with those very threats - and have continued to stop most actions, just like a bill stopping the sequester that has a bipartisan approval from both parties that could have been passed, was again filibustered and prevented a vote. Every budget brought to the house has been filibustered since Jan. 2010 and not even allowed to be voted on yet the president and the democrats are getting the blame by conservatives and Fox lying to you... Get the facts before blaming the wrong people!

Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Article comment by: the wino


Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Article comment by: did you vote for prop 204? ?


Did you vote for prop 204 to continue the 1 cent tax in AZ? If not then the restoration of the 2% to SS should not be a complaint to you. But then you might just be another hypocrite with too much time on your hands.. Your taxes did not go up. SS rates were RESTORED. The same thing as the removal of the TEMPORARY 1 cent state tax increase.

Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Article comment by: Tom Steele

And this 2% cut is after raising the base line budget by 9% from last fiscal year. So, Washington has raised spending by 9% and is squealing about a 2% cut. They all need a good thrashing starting with the president and congressional leadership.

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