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Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:26 am, Sat Nov 3, 2012.

Our nation is faced with continuous international threats, a huge debt, a growing and splintered population, unemployment, endless and costly entitlement programs and a very competitive world. These and other issues are among seven which I consider to be our greatest:

Our lack of jobs; the national debt of $16 trillion (that's 16 followed by 12 zeroes); immigration — including the border fence, any amnesty and deportations, anchor babies, sanctuary cities, and the English-only concerns; our military missions and presence in the Middle East and much of the world; energy — oil drilling, coal, solar wind, nuclear, and a clear environmental focus; taxes — a huge and complex IRS system versus a move toward a national flat tax or a fair (consumption) tax; and the homeless (Who are they? What are their problems? What must they do? What do they need? What must we do?).

Americans must understand these and other issues, and vote for those who are absolutely capable and anxious to take on such vital challenges.

Art Johns

Lodi

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4 comments:

  • Ted Lauchland posted at 12:45 pm on Wed, Nov 7, 2012.

    Ted Lauchland Posts: 253

    I agree Mr. Ingram. Sometimes elections prove to be like lemings off a cliff. It is still up to us whether we jump or not. The President is one man and not the Mesiah. The issues remain and we can do something about them irregardless. We have to fill the need. Businesses are needed for the economy.

    Every time a stimulus bill is created whether it is paid for with manufactured monies or borrowed monies it is the same as directly accessing any savings you might have and taking half of the amount. Dollar devaluation when interest rates won't keep up. Seniors beware.

    Gold , land and active profitable businesses are better investments for retirement funding. Sounds like Wall Street doesn't it ? Wouldn't know. Didn't choose high risk ventures. A pension is only as good as the company that provided it. It exists as long as the company stays solvent. Raleys workers know not what they do at this point. I can not call government jobs contractually profitable. The law instead feeds them. When a well goes dry abandon it and drill another. Try again.

    Business and personal investments are needed with the idea to make money or jobs won't exist in the first place. The banks have to have confidence that you can be in the positive or they will not invest in you. The housing industry was derailed with an interuption in that thought - done by law.

    My current experience of derailment has to do with the hope of individual improvement . My ambition is suffering a setback in the policies to come. Stalemates will continue with no progression towards betterment unless I work even harder to overcome the future obstacles. Mother nature hits hard some years and with the possibility of not building personal backups because of taxes I can easily be a dependant of the state. My evidence of government strong arming will pay it's price if something is not done to counter it. 100% tax on zero is still zero.

    I look forward to more secure times for our sake and of course our kids and grandkids sake.

     
  • Bobcatbob Ingram posted at 8:34 am on Wed, Nov 7, 2012.

    99er Posts: 119

    I agree with Art, we have a ton of stuff to fix in the next 4 years and every one should help.
    Despite our differences most of us have kids and grandkids and they deserve a better life better than what is being projected by the current doom sayers. Any fool can tell You America is in the trash can,but will that same fool also tell You how America can rise up to be the place we are proud of, NOT because we can kick the worlds butt instead I want the world to look at America again as the place of Opportunity and fair play, a place where the LAW is above every one.
    If we put our minds and hearts to this end we can do it, and we better do it because any fool can see nobody gonna do it for us.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 6:14 pm on Sat, Nov 3, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    Ms Bobin stated...Your letter clearly outlines that he is the best candidate to handle all of the concerns you outline here

    Gulp...gulp...ahhh...pass the Obama KoolAid please...[tongue_smile]

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 6:01 am on Sat, Nov 3, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4485

    Thank you, Mr. Johns, for supporting President Obama for re-election. Your letter clearly outlines that he is the best candidate to handle all of the concerns you outline here.

     

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