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Letter to the Editor

BY DI READERS | SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 6:30 AM

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Choose the alternatives in November

I am writing as a dinosaur-age adult — no PC, no cell phone, and no car. Do what you need to do in November: Vote. You can make a difference, sometimes a single vote can tip a decision one way or the other.

Why should I with those preposterously negative ads 24/7? It’s beyond ad nauseam. Well, according to long-ago Smithsonian Magazine, it is not only a retread from bygone eras — yes, starting with Gen. George Washington. Claims of adultery and other rottenness to keep the opponents at bay. Unfortunately news sources, like you, lean on the mean and rumors to sell and titillate readers. What sells: smut. Rumors are like sandcastles, which won’t withstand time, but they can cause sorrow and demean an otherwise well-meaning person. The more off-the-wall the Internet games are (murder, stealing, demolition), the better the sales. Sign of our times? I’m sure in your mind you are asking why President George W. Bush couldn’t do it and put us in this quagmire we are currently in. And poor Obama is still digging to get us out. Wrong.

Any president is the CEO, in our case, of the largest business in the world: the United States of America. Neither came into their job with any previous business experience. You, as a student, won’t ever be able to handily pay off your college loan debts for many years, yet you will be required to. Will you be able to find a job that can pay you a living without debt collectors hounding you? Not at this rate. We (you, me, President George, President Barack, members of Congress, and all taxpayers) are the government. Nothing, no money picked from the tress and printed by government presses, is out of control.

If we wish to re-elect enablers of our hard-earned tax money of our hard-earned money, then we should look to the banalness of unfulfilled words of our current chief executive and entitlement-driven congressmen and -women on both sides of the aisle. However if you want real change, then choose the alternatives.

Tim Evans
Solon


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