To start, let’s all say thanks
I want to say thank you to every veteran who ever served our country. No matter where you served, in what capacity or for how long — you gave a part of your life for the safety and well being of all of us; that deserves the appreciation and thanks of every American.
To those who did not, could not, would not serve, I want to say please find a veteran and say thank you.
Too often veterans are taken for granted, forgotten as the years pass, and many times are left in veterans hospitals to live out the rest of their battered and torn lives. Others, physically or mentally injured by their service, are ignored as they roam the streets, looking for a warm place to spend the night or some food to keep the hunger pangs away. This should never be. I could go on about the people in D.C. that we support for their entire lives after they have supposedly served us for a few years; however, the intent of this letter is just to encourage each and every reader to say thank you. It isn’t enough, but it is a start.
— Lois Little
We all lose in these scenarios for the future
The following is my opinion and how I see the upcoming future (and I hope I am wrong):
The country just went through a government shutdown which threatened the world economy, and the Republicans caved on their demands to prevent a crisis. Obama and the Dems refused to budge and the liberal press reported that Obama “won.” This was not a contest of win or lose! Obama and the Dems were willing to create a monetary crisis that contained threats of impending martial law! To prevent this, the Repubs caved (“lost,” according to the liberal news media) and kicked the can (debt ceiling) down the road until Jan. 15, 2014.
Now, all current news emphasis is on the problems with Obamacare (a big distraction from the again possibility of another government shutdown) and because of Repubs caving, monthly checks are in the mail, federal workers are back to work and everyone is happy. The nation’s debt is ballooning out of control (but no one is paying attention). People will spend too much on the upcoming holidays, and everyone is happy.
The Congress will hold unproductive meetings about the upcoming Jan. 15 deadline (again), they will all go home for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, coming back a week before the deadline and lo’ and behold, we will have another crisis, and the Repubs will refuse to permit another Obama “win” and another shutdown will occur with no resolution.
Finally, a real crisis will occur and the government will finally get to experiment with a nationwide effect of martial law (which FEMA and Homeland Security have prepared for), and the Repubs will get the blame!
Eventually, a resolution will be reached, America’s reputation damaged severely, martial law lifted, Obamacare will be a thing of the past, emphasis will be on the harm caused by Republican-created martial law and why the Dems need to win the next election to eliminate Republican chokehold on the president. The debt will continue to spiral out of control. The sad part is, all of this will have been planned in advance.
— Fred Roberts