Valley Viewpoints: The best president?

by Phyllis Langdon of Fulton

I don’t know about all of you, but my husband and I still do not know which candidate will make the best U.S. president. Neither candidate will tell us what they are going to do for our country. Instead, they are telling is all the bad decisions and plans the other one will be doing if elected. The only thing they both agree on is changing Social Security and Medicare as we know it.

These have both been changed thousands of times over the years, that’s why we are in the mess we’re in. It isn’t the “baby boomers” or “retirees” responsible for the “mess,” it is the government and all the additions and changes they have made to Social Security and Medicare over the years.

How many people receiving these benefits have worked and contributed to these benefits? If Social Security and Medicare were being used for what they were intended, we would not be running out of money in the future. Why not take the money for the ones who either did not work or perhaps could not work and contribute to Social Security or Medicare and create a new Social Spending Program for them and leave our benefits alone.

The government now wants to stop all Social Security raises in the future. How about cutting all government raises for the next 10 years and see how they like living as we do. Many of them are already overpaid for work not done. Stop the unnecessary government spending and you would save millions.

Government employees continue to reap the benefits while the middle class and seniors continue to become poverty stricken. Of course this is their plan, to rid the country of all seniors and middle class so everyone can be controlled by the government.

Everyone is worried about Romney being a Mormon, well maybe it’s time we put God in office. He has been taken out of schools and events when His presence is the only thing that will save this country. Perhaps we need a strong Christian in office. I don’t know Romney is the answer. Can he separate his convictions and do what is best for all America or will he become like all the others and choose the way of all politicians?

My husband and I are registered Republicans, but that doesn’t mean we vote Republican. We want the best person for the job, not a particular party. Many have said they are not voting this year, because they do not like either candidate. Many of our young people do not vote. What is the answer? Politicians and Americans alike need to think “What Would jesus Do” and than decide what they need to do!

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