Children face crucial choice

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My first inclination the day after the presidential election was to be angry and, in dramatic fashion, swear to leave the United States on the next flight anywhere. Instead, I thought of my children, and I had less fear in my heart and more resolve.

I have reared my children to be responsible, courteous and kind; to work hard; to celebrate success; and to give when they can to those in need. They face a society that celebrates mediocrity; gives awards to everyone who shows up for the race; and shirks responsibility.

The Clinton administration may have tainted the country’s sexual values, but the Obama administration has elevated denial of responsibility to a new level. Blame the last administration. Blame the rich. Punish the successful. Blame the job-makers. Blame the energy creators. Celebrate the takers.

By the next presidential election, my son will be of age to vote. He will be a high-school graduate, a college student and will have had a job or two. He will have paid taxes, purchased gasoline for a car and paid utilities. He will have felt the pinch of seeing a paycheck he worked for whittled down by taxes to pay for entitlements. He will see lower salaries, fewer jobs and higher rates of poverty and depression.

He will have a choice to make. He will have a future wife and children on his mind, and my teaching in his heart. He will not be alone. His friends will have the same choice. That choice will propel them in the course we have strayed so far from – what worked, and what gave birth to this nation.

Tracy Lewkowiez

Evans

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KSL
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KSL 11/16/12 - 10:01 pm
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Yep

There are lots of ways of leaving without crossing any borders.

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RMSHEFF 11/16/12 - 10:03 pm
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No need to leave.

The wealthy folks will not let the liberal politicians take there money. There are many ways to avoid taxes including moving money to other countries. History shows that every time the Federal government raises the tax rate above 28% people will adjust investments and income to avoid taxes and the revenue to the government falls. Tax rates between 20% and 24% raise the most revenue, therefore if the rates are raised to 30% expect the federal deficit to climb. Obama's plan is not about raising revenue or deficits, it is about punishing the wealthy, ie (fairness)

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RMSHEFF 11/16/12 - 10:03 pm
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No need to leave.

The wealthy folks will not let the liberal politicians take there money. There are many ways to avoid taxes including moving money to other countries. History shows that every time the Federal government raises the tax rate above 28% people will adjust investments and income to avoid taxes and the revenue to the government falls. Tax rates between 20% and 24% raise the most revenue, therefore if the rates are raised to 30% expect the federal deficit to climb. Obama's plan is not about raising revenue or deficits, it is about punishing the wealthy, ie (fairness)

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scgator 11/16/12 - 10:12 pm
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"For those that can removing

"For those that can removing incentive to stay might turn a trickle into a stream leaving a smaller pie to divide."

EEL, that is EXACTLY the point; the liberals want "their" pie; let 'em have it..............they based their recipe on baby boomers supporting it no matter what; well, us baby boomers are saying no thanks to your recipe and moving out. If you don't have enough left for a big pie..............SORRY !!!!

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KSL 11/17/12 - 12:58 am
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Boomers are the last vestige

Boomers are the last vestige of what America is/was about. Some of us have children reared the same way, and are hopefully carrying on.

KSL
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KSL 11/17/12 - 01:24 am
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Well said

scgator.

KSL
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KSL 11/17/12 - 01:34 am
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So, Obama can afford a $40

So, Obama can afford a $40 mil estate in Hawaii. He makes a bunch of money,,,,, but?

He didn't afford it. His crony capitalists did. More "Do As I say, not as I do."

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shrimp for breakfast 11/17/12 - 11:53 pm
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Well..

This nation is still a beacon. If you want to succeed and have the passion to do so there will be nothing to stop them. We need to get behind the President and help him. He won so it's our duty to help our country.
This country is still the land of opportunity, you can go as far as you want to if you have the drive!!!

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