Letters to the Editor

No more ‘tax and spend’ leadership

A little over 1 billion seconds ago, it was the year 1981. Sixteen trillion seconds ago, it was the year 15,852,883 BC.

Our federal debt is now over $16 trillion, yet the majority of people in this country and here in Washington state keep voting for the tax-and-spend politicians, also known as the Democrats.

Under Obama’s “leadership,” $6 trillion more has been added to the National Debt, more than any president in history (www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57400369-503544/national-debt-has-increased-more-under-obama-than-under-bush/).

According to Obama’s recent ads, he says he’s going to reduce the national debt (something he also said in 2008) if reelected. But, review of his own 2013 White House budget, especially page 208 (www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2013/assets/budget.pdf), shows he plans on increasing the national debt by an additional $3.86 trillion between years 2013 and 2017, and an additional $8.663 trillion between 2013 and 2022.

He shows that interest on the national debt goes from $246 billion in 2013 to $915 billion by 2022. Keep in mind his budget does not include the $1.1 trillion the Congressional Budget Office estimates will be added to the national debt by Obamacare (http://cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/03-13-Coverage%20Estimates.pdf).

Obama has also signed more than 923 Executive Orders in less than four years, bypassing the U.S. Constitution with many of them, yet only 121 total Executive Orders were signed by all presidents before him (www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/executive-orders).

Are you scared yet?

I’m really glad I’ve already lived the majority of my life where it paid to work hard and become successful.

Now, under the “tax and spend” methodology of our politicians, one is only penalized if you are successful since the Democrats want to take even more of the hard-working people’s money for those 47 percent of people who don’t pay any income taxes. Since Obama keeps saying we all need to pay our fair share, when is he going to make those 47 percent pay their fair share in taxes? But, you know what? It will now be up to all the younger generations to pay off the national debt and suffer the consequences of it the rest of their lives since they are the ones who keep voting for the tax and spend politicians.

Isn’t it amazing that states run by Democrats are the most bankrupt and produce the most under-educated children, yet the residents keep voting these same politician back into office again and again?

I wonder how many dead people, convicted felons and illegals here in Washington state will be voting for Obama, Inslee, and Cantwell next month like they did for Gregoire after the second Democrat-paid recount in 2004?   Those numbers will prove to be very interesting.

Ann Mathews



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