Voting for yourself? It is sad that Ken Brakken in his May 2 letter seems to have given up.
He feels that we should all depend on government now. In previous letters to the editor, he has criticized deficit spending and the expanding national debt, which we must all pay with our taxes. Much of that spending is motivated by the vote-buying efforts of politicians seeking re-election. Now Mr. Brakken recommends that we respond positively to these vote-buying efforts. He seems to advocate for Obamacare, even though its cost exceeds $1 trillion and is known to be underestimated. Health insurance costs are driven up by government regulations which demand that all policies cover a large range of services that most people would prefer not to have covered, such as drug rehab. He seems to want the government to keep its monopoly on student loans, with the interest rate becoming a political football for politicians to play with. He also wants our politicians to use unemployment compensation to buy votes from us, when the comp payments come out of the ever-rising taxes paid by an ever-shrinking pool of employers. He ends by pleading with us to vote for any politician who will promise us money in any form. This is the essence of corruption. Eventually they run out of other people's money.
If you are concerned for your future, don't ask a politician for help. Start a garden now, and you will be able to eat next winter. Do not bet that our incompetent politicians will be able to feed you. Most of them have never produced anything but debt.
William A. Coates
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