Change could prove disastrous for U.S.
According to Barack Obama’s new plan for the economy, we will have free health care. We will all get free college tuition.
We will spend billions to repair the infrastructure of the nation. We will give billions to the automobile companies, state governments and the banks. We will provide jobs for all workers and invest billions to jump start the economy eliminating our national debt. We will send billions to third-world countries. The winters will be mild, birds will sing, a Celestial light will shine down, farmers will receive rain only when needed and the United Nations will love us.
Obama says he can do all of this by increasing the tax of the top 5 percent of taxpayers. The other 95 percent will receive a tax cut.
His proposals will cost trillions of dollars and the tax increase on the rich will not increase revenue, instead it will suppress business growth in this time of crisis, meaning fewer jobs.
This means the middle class will suffer and pay.
This is “change” I believe would be disastrous for the economy. With Democrats running Congress, without checks and balances, we will become a Socialist nation, paying more to Washington, receiving less.
Wealth redistribution (giving your money to others) is their goal and I believe they plan to keep their money and redistribute ours.
Please do a little research and discover the truth about what started the mortgage problem. Democrats fought against needed regulations and were benefited in the millions of dollars for this opposition.
J. W. Smith
Support bonds benefitting schools
It has been a great honor to live in this area for over 40 years and know these communities are conservative and productive.
This is a time of great challenges. Being in business in both Clovis and Portales, I have seen firsthand the difficulties that getting credit has brought on individuals.
Please consider these thoughts:
1. Our “oil kings” have cost America $700 billion per year for the fuel we use in transportation and heating our homes and businesses.
2. The Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac demise under the oversight of Barney Frank, Charles Schumer and Christopher Dodd has cost the American people another $700 billion in taxpayer money in the last 30 days.
3. Can we afford trillions of dollars in government give-away programs?
Is the glass half full — or half empty? We must think in positive terms and pull together for the sake of our country. Our economy is fairly good in this area and we are so blessed to live in the Clovis/Portales area where we have two great higher education facilities in our back door.
Therefore, I am encouraging voters to approve General Obligation Bonds C and D to ensure that young people continue to have the opportunity to further their education close to home.
Also, please vote on Nov. 4 for strong candidates who will stand for the great American values that we, our parents, and grandparents so believed in.
Alva Carter Sr.
ENMU Board of Regents president