Don't be fooled either by Democratic lies

info@islandpacket.comFebruary 25, 2013 

Lies by Democrats about Republicans haven't changed in 65 years. A Feb. 20 letter quotes an October 1948 speech by President Harry Truman. Talking about Republicans, he said:

"They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine -- for people who can afford them."

"They endorse educational opportunity for all -- but they won't spend money for teachers or schools."

"They are strong for labor, but want to restrict labor rights."

"They favor minimum wage -- the smaller the minimum the better."

Through the years Democrats have told countless lies about Republicans.

President Barack Obama's Feb. 19 speech about sequestration blames Republicans. He has stated that if cuts go into effect, job-creating investments in education, energy and medical research would be eliminated; the ability of emergency responders to do their jobs would be degraded; border patrol agents' hours would be reduced; FBI agents would be laid off; criminals would be released from prison; hours for air traffic controllers and airport security would be reduced; thousands of teachers would be laid off; tens of thousands of parents would have to scramble to find child care; hundreds of thousands would lose access to primary health care, such as flu vaccinations and cancer screenings; the military would be cut drastically; and hundreds of thousands would lose their jobs.

This allegedly would happen if the sequester cuts of $85 billion take effect. That amounts to only 2.3 percent of our $3 trillion budget. The sequester cuts were Obama's idea. He turned down Republican solutions to avoid sequester cuts. His solution was to raise taxes.

He must really think we are fools. He's trying to use scare tactics to raise taxes again.

Vince Sgroi

Bluffton

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