To the editor:
First the war - President George H. Bush sent our troops to Kuwait; two, Bush War II, Iraq had invaded Kuwait for oil. The only problem when that war ended, both countries permitted Iraq to retain its helicopter gun ships, plus all military equipment - War II Iraq war after. 9/11 George W. Bush stated troops had to be sent to Iraq as Hussein held weapons of mass destruction after one year this proved to be false.
The hunt was on to find Hussein - it was during Obama's tour that the head of Iraq was found in a hole in the ground. In the new time war number 1, 2 and 3 took place in Afghanistan, Pakistan, early on the morning of May 2, 2011, Osama Bin Laden compound was invaded by Navy Seals and he was taken out with all three countries. Now having been trained, troops have been sent home. The president has declared all remaining troops will be sent home by the year 2014. The billions spent there will now be used to restore our country and our people.
Re the economy, when the bank and mortgage companies were given free reign, loans were priced beyond the ability to repay. $100,000 real valued went for over $400,000, country wide the largest mortgage company in the U.S. later sold to Bank of America, JP Morgan and Chase, etc. If you read the news you had to know what happened (even when they went under the president - CEOs, CFOs, gave themselves huge million dollar bonuses. Obama not only bailed them out, but also two automobile companies. Mitt Romney stated that Obama should have let them go into bankruptcy, but that is another story.
It was the unions that fought and won. Blue Cross (salute out on the Miller Road overpass at the Ford Motor Company Rouse Plant) it wasn't until the middle of the 1950s the Blue Shield came into being. Regarding Social Security, I have paid into that since 1939 while in high school. Obtained job with Kresge that is now K-Mart at 35 cents per hour, that program is in a trust, but controlled by Congress. Why do you think there is so much IOUs in that trust!
Tax cut - ask Mitt Romney and others like him, why his and his wife bank accounts are in foreign banks. Also their top government bonds in countries like China. Their last IRS showed that they only paid 14 percent on their last statement. They showed the American people who pays for what, we do, I could go on but I think I have stated that we, the middle class, who have paid and fought for country deserve more!
This war has gone on for more than 11 years. Dawn Shevlin did you forget?
St. James City