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Time to stop reckless spending

Published 9:27am Thursday, August 26, 2010

To the Editor:

The preamble to the US Constitution starts with “We the People”, not Pelosi; not Reid; not Butterfield. We elect individuals to represent us, and they are supposed to do the bidding of the people and not what they think is best because we as individuals are too stupid to know better.

Every bill that has become law under the present administration regulates our nation to the point where the government is more and more in control of us. Every bill that is signed puts the nation deeper in debt.

The amazing aspect is that the majority of the people do not support the bills that have passed; yet Pelosi, Reid, and Butterfield keep pushing them down our throats with no acknowledgement of how much further the US will go into debt and not even caring what “The People” believe.

The time is now to stop this reckless spending, taxation, and regulation. We must develop a plan of fiscal responsibility, not just for ourselves but also for generations to come.

As the November election time draws near I encourage you to look at the conservative candidates who are needed to turn this nation and state around to a more stable condition.

In particular, look at the platform of Mr. Ashley Woolard who is opposing G.K. Butterfield for the First Congressional District seat. Mr. Woolard is a businessman who knows the pains of small business people as they get crushed under more regulation. Mr. Woolard knows about staying within a budget. Most important, Mr. Woolard is a person of “The People” and is ready to represent “The People” and not special interests like his opponent.

Dianne M. Layden

Belvidere, NC

  1. Farmgal1

    Lemonshirt-We are in tough times and we should be making it better, not worse. The government cannot bail everyone out. Ford did not take the bailout yet they are prospering. Fannie and Freddy are hemorrhaging money bailouts given to them time after time. We bailout the big guys and forget about the small businesses who are the back bone of our economy. Have you seen the “regulations” that will be imposed on small business in regards to filing forms on just about everything. You speak of Medicare yet,due to the new health care act, few doctors are accepting Medicare new patients because of cuts in reimbursement and lack of “regulation” on malpractice suits. And remember this affects not just seniors but the disabled too.
    Pnut-Granted we did not get in this problem overnight. However, please remember who was in control of Congress the last two years of George W Bush.
    We need to concentrate on the present; not the blame game. It isn’t just political parties but who will do the best job. I have to live within a budget on a fixed income. I cannot write a check without having the money in the bank. Shouldn’t the government be the same?

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  2. clayt85

    Minor note: you will have to manually remove the closing parenthesis from the second source, as it is being recognized as part of the link.

    Alternatively, click here: http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/07/12/gergen.deficit.commission/index.html

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  3. lemonshirt

    I think Ms Layden has been watching a bit too much Glen Beck and Shawn Hannity. We elect our leaders in hopes that they will be LEADERS, not simply pawns of popular opinion.
    It’s easy in tough times to bad-mouth big government. But without government regulation big businesses would still be employing child labor, imposing hazardous working conditions, and using our environment as their trash dump. It was greed, fueled by DE-regulation of the financial industry that led to the banking crisis. Without government intevention we’d still be drinking out of racially segregated drinking fountains. Would our country be better off if our government let General Motors go belly up? Would our elderly be better off without Medicare? ..or Social Security?

    Thank God I live in a nation where my government is committed to serving it’s constituents, rather than serving itself. I’m voting Democrat!!!

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  4. pnut

    By the way, I wish Mr. Woolard luck, I am not a big Butterfield fan.
    That being said I am cautiously optomistic that the old attage(sp) “you have to spend money to make money” is in fact true.
    I am keeping my fingers crossed that what is going on now is an effort to rescue this country. The conservatives seem to forget how we got where we are. It wasn’t the dems who went to war under false pretenses, but it was the dems who have brought the troops (alot of them) home.
    It wasn’t the dems who created the mortgage crisis, but it is the dems who (hopefully) are taking steps to rescue the mortgage industry.
    I will not be responding to the attacks I may receive here, but I will be reading them. My grand hope is that we can continue to RESPECTFULLY debat politics without fear of people getting angry or name calling.
    My fingers are crossed.

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  5. pnut

    While it is easy to point the finger at our current leadership, the problems this country are facing began with eight years of Bushdom. There is no way all of this can reasonably be dumped in the lap of our current leaders. You don’t go from the economic prosperity of the Clinton admin. to the debt and poverty of the Bush admin. then come out smelling like roses 2 years later.
    Lets here it….

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