Make your vote count in 2010 election

Radio host Rush Limbaugh and Richmond County Democratic Party Chairman Lowell Greenbaum are the fanatical voices of their respective political parties. Republicans better pray Limbaugh does not formally become their spokesman.

Democrats know that Greenbaum's brand of vitriol diminishes his effect in politics. But we now have President Barack Obama who is intent upon a new type of American society based upon his leanings away from capitalism and toward socialism. A more than willing Democratically controlled Congress provides him with real hope for success in his endeavor to "change" American society. This highly intelligent president obviously ignores the benefits of thoughtful pragmatism -- when he forbids American production of oil and gas while, from the other side of his mouth, he touts independence from foreign energy sources. Obama also proposes unrealistic goals, such as everyone getting a college education on the taxpayers' dime.

Americans can slow down this runaway train toward socialism by replacing the Democratic control of the House and Senate with a more balanced legislature in the election year 2010. Republican voters, however, should recall how vigorously the Republican Party fought Medicare a few decades back.

Also to be taken into consideration: Republican party attempts to dismantle Social Security by enticing young Americans to invest in the markets to avoid reliance on their old-age security through the Social Security program. They ignore the fact that Social Security and Medicare benefits get plowed right back into our economy, and that dependence on the markets could result in destitution for many (consider the current recession).

The moral here: Neither party has ownership of what is right for America. We must keep a check on both parties by denying them too long a control on our government. Vote in 2010.

Gene Rickaby

Martinez

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Fri, 03/24/2017 - 21:57

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