Rushville Republican

Letters to the Editor

August 13, 2013

Mayor responds to recent letter

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Nevertheless, I still harbor numerous Republican feelings. One of those is the undeniable fact that the country is going under due to handing out too much money to far too many people who have done nothing to earn it.

Much is made of the fact that the problem of illegal immigrants is caused by the fact that they will do “jobs that Americans won’t do.” This is no doubt true.

Being retired and at home in the afternoons, I sometimes find myself watching those courtroom “dramas” which have sprouted up all over the TV screen. This is, of course, the fault of my wife.

Be that as it may, I’m continually amazed at the countless numbers of people who are on the dole. Being “disabled” is now a career choice for the clever work avoiders with lawyers who specialize in just such ripping off of the government.

I once knew a woman, rather well in fact, who, when someone knocked at the door, would hurry to put on her neck brace, which was part of her “disability” scam. She worked it successfully for years while gullible taxpayers supported her comfortable lifestyle.

I don’t mind paying taxes, but I do burn every April when I’m reminded that for millions of deadbeats, “tax refund time” is simply their annual and expected windfall. On these court shows, people always promise to pay for their used car or whatever, when they “get their tax money.” The most awful part is that many of these people getting thousands of dollars in “tax refunds” never paid any taxes to start with. It’s impossible to get a “refund” of something not paid to begin with, but it’s possible under government double-talk and sleight-of-hand.

In an earlier and more sensible era, many folks worked at jobs they didn’t particularly like; it was called “earning a living.” Now millions expect the government to support them, cradle to grave. And, to our shame, the government does so. Of course, that “government money” is actually money obtained from legitimate taxpayers such as you.

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