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January 1, 2014

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Why do we keep re-electing bums?

Under the heading “Wars are expensive”, in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson borrowed X number of millions of dollars from us taxpayers to conduct World War I. Not a dime of that amount was ever paid back.

Add that to other expensive conflicts, plus feel-good social programs, we have accumulated 17 trillion dollars of debt for our unsuspecting offspring to pay back.

The shameful thing is we keep re-electing the same type of political idiots over and over again. Throw the bums out is good, but what do we do with the bums that re-elect the bums?

— Sam Wallace

Casey, Ill.

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