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Letter: Some political activities go against our well-being

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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 8:51 am

I feel a need to make a commentary on our political situation today, because it has become increasingly evident that we are living in dangerous times. And it appears to me that our political leaders are counting on the general run of Americans as asleep at the wheel, so to speak so they can push through legislation and political actions which are destructive to us as individuals, families and American citizens.

I want to point out some of the political activities which are being considered and formulated by some politicians in Washington, which are deeply contrary to our well-being as American citizens, families, and the population in general. I want to make note of some of the information which has just crossed my desk today.

One which would affect all of us concerns the “Death Tax Hike” which would increase payments Americans would be required to pay, up to 55 percent, at the death of a loved one, which is being set to go into effect in 2013. Yet 2 out of 3 are opposed to such legislation, yet it is being pushed through by the liberals in Washington.

Another regards Social Security payments to seniors upon retirement. Social Security was put into being in the 1930s and Americans have come to rely on it as payments which would be available upon retirement. But this has not been written into law, and could therefore be eliminated in Washington at the stroke of a pen. And there have been rumors of this happening. But if that came to pass it could spell disaster to most of our senior citizens who depend upon it.

Obamacare has been pushed through without congressional approval and is set to leech on American health care services in 2013. But it has been examined and determined to be very expensive, far more expensive than the health care services which we have enjoyed in the past. We as Americans cannot afford that and must not allow it to happen.

These are only some of the Obama “changes” which he had in mind with his liberal cohorts in Washington and have been setting up for our “benefit” — and destruction.

We cannot allow this to happen. We must become alert to what is happening and is being set up for our benefit (?) in Washington. This is deeply dangerous. It is dangerous because I am afraid that we have not been sufficiently aware of what is actually going on. Either we have not recognized it or we have not been concerned enough, or did not realize just what it represents for us and our children and future wellbeing.

This can be deeply dangerous to us. As citizens, families and Americans if we are not sufficiently aware of what is going on against us, it can be to our future destruction. And we must be willing and able to take action against it, for our own happiness and wellbeing and the wellbeing of our country.

Gertrude O. Smith, Mesa

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