Letters to the Editor

Vote can turn us away from failed policies

In voting, do we want to continue down the road to big government and European-style socialism where President Barack Obama is taking us, or do we want to swing back to free markets and capitalism to get this country working again?

Bush said "drill" and the price of a barrel of crude oil dropped $9 overnight. Why does the U.S. Export-Import Bank loan Brazil and Mexico billions of dollars to develop their offshore drilling? Yet, we have a moratorium on offshore drilling here. Why does Obama refuse to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and on federal lands and nix the Keystone pipeline, causing thousands to remain unemployed and gasoline prices to remain extremely high?

Gasoline doubling in price has affected the price of everything we buy and hurts mostly retirees and lower- and middle-income groups. Prices are up across the board, and median income is down 10 percent this past year.

Big government needs higher taxes to pay for itself and more regulations to justify its existence. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 25 million to 30 million people will remain uninsured because of numerous exceptions written into Obamacare.

European-style socialism means higher income taxes, lower wages and less disposable income. Health care is rationed and elective surgery has a several year waiting period, plus additional costs.

Taxes will increase next year for everyone because of this administration's irresponsible spending and the Democratic Senate again refusing to pass and adhere to a budget.

Lou Wynne

Bluffton

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