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LETTER: U.S. on path to destruction

For all those interested in saving our country from bankruptcy, I submit the following calculations for your consideration. According to U.S. Treasury reports, the Obama administration, aided by a cooperative, self-serving Legislature, has grown our national debt roughly one-third since he took office. That is an increase from $10-plus trillion, to more than $15-plus trillion in a little more than three years. It took previous governments 221 years to amass a $10 trillion debt, and the Obama administration has added another $5 trillion in just a little over three. Strangely, Obama and Democrats in the Senate seem to believe that we can spend our way out of debt with borrowed money.

One would expect any informed, reasonably intelligent person, to realize we as individuals, and as a nation, are on the path to destruction. This is utter stupidity. If any reasonable person can recognize this, why is Obama not able to see it since he is declared by some to be impressively bright? If he is not thought to be stupid, could we, or should we, conclude this as intentional? One can readily see bringing America down would make him a hero in the hearts and minds of those nations who dislike us, particularly the radical Islamic Nations.

Consider Obama's energy policy or absence thereof. On several occasions recently he has made deriding remarks about the slogan "drill baby drill," and then added, "There is no immediate solution to the gasoline shortage, there is no silver bullet." One does not have to be especially bright to figure out that when you are firing blanks, there are no bullets, silver or otherwise. He is making no effort, and apparently has no plan, for a solution. I guess the effect gas prices is having on the general public just hasn't registered with him since he has personal taxi service on Air Force One provided by taxpayers. It is being reported that he is close to averaging a trip every other day at a cost somewhere around $100,000 per hour.

How can any reasonably intelligent person fail to see that gas prices have a devastating effect on our economy, as well as on our daily lives in the form of rising prices on just about everything. Could this be his plan to further weaken the economy and at the same time, create dissension among the people? There appears to be plenty of reason to suspect that is his agenda. One thing seems certain; we will continue to be beholden to OPEC until we start production on the homeland.

— Grady Mullins, Conyers

Comments

huckfinsbuddy 1 year, 12 months ago

gas prices going down, how dare Obama lower gas prices at this time of the year-- Congress should look into this-- everybody knows raising gas prices just before an election is a great stragetic move-- to put more oil in the oceans and kill a few more polar bears makes more sense-- people love oil in their fish and shrimp-- have a nice day

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will 1 year, 12 months ago

huck what are you smoking, you scare me. One thing is for sure obama is the worst leader this country has ever had. If re-elected get ready it will be bad and we will all end up smoking with Huck.

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huckfinsbuddy 1 year, 12 months ago

I don't think you got one bit of the sarcasm in my post-- Obama has as much ability to lower the price of gas has he does to raise them-- so who's really smokin here -- if we took a vote today W would win hands down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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will 1 year, 12 months ago

huck, I must have been smoking some good stuff next time I will call you and make a fool of myself in person. I get it wow far out dude.

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amp72 1 year, 12 months ago

New flash, we don't have enough oil under our feet to make a dent in the problem. Until they start making fuel out of red clay, we're screwed. You can't drill for something that is not there. There is some oil here but not enough to significantly lower gas prices.

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