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Who’s the real fraud?

Published 9:09pm Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dear editor,

On Aug. 8, this paper featured an article by our senator, John Proos. This article was for we seniors to be aware of scams and to report suspected fraud.

It is my personal opinion that Mr. Proos is Mr. Fraud himself, representing the Republicans and Tea Party philosophy of balancing the budget by cutting Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, school and college funds, and anything that might help the middle class, poor or anyone they consider lesser than they.

They do not believe everyone has an obligation to pay their fair share of taxes. Our Congressmen and women have passed laws with loopholes that allow tax avoidance for some in both political parties. For some, it’s un-American!

Along comes Grover Norquist, Mr. Tea Party himself. He has solicited signed pledges, promises that they would not vote to raise taxes — period. If a Republican did not sign the pledge, Norquist promised to support a candidate to defeat him/her.

So, what does that leave Congress to do to balance our out-of-control budget? They intend to make radical changes, cutting drastically or eliminating any and all so-called social programs that benefit us now, and future retirees. Previously, Mr. Bush and his supporters wanted to invest Social Security monies in the stock market as the way to benefit retirees. Surely you can remember that far back.

Get involved before its too late. Remember Mr. Fraud.

Glen Edquist

Niles

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