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What is being done about these problems?

Jan. 24, 2013 at 6:03 p.m.
Updated Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:24 p.m.


Editor, the Advocate:

Whatever happened to the investigation of Fast and Furious? We still don't know who was responsible for this debacle. No accountability from the administration. Pathetic! This is the same administration who wants to track whom you and I sell or buy guns from, but they give guns to Mexican drug cartels that kill hundreds of Mexican citizens and a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Answers were stalled until another news event occurred to take the spotlight off Fast and Furious. We still don't have the facts.

What about Benghazi? A U.S. embassy was attacked - four people were killed. No one has taken responsibility for the lack of action; no one has been fired - only reassigned. The American public still doesn't have the answers.

President Obama says "Everyone needs to pay his fair share" concerning taxes. He has raised taxes on the wealthy and the middle class taxpayers. But still almost 50 percent of the wage earners pay nothing. They should pay something - 5 percent to 10 percent - something. No one should get a free ride. Even the lowest earners should have some skin in the game. "Everyone needs to pay his fair share."

What about the relief fund for Hurricane Sandy? It was full of "pork," items that had nothing to do with the hurricane relief. America is broke. There is no excuse for adding pork to a spending bill.

The U.S. Senate has not produced a budget in four years, which the Constitution requires it to do; however, the members still draw their salaries and benefits.

We are taking God out of schools and public buildings. After the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, maybe we should reverse this trend and indoctrinate our children with the morals our country was founded on instead of looking at gun control, which doesn't work.

And finally, Obama has four consecutive years of trillion dollar deficits - in all, about $5 trillion. He still will not discuss cutting spending. Instead of addressing reforms to save Social Security and Medicare, he would rather have them go broke and blame it on the Republicans.

John Price, Victoria

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