What has happened to America? Simply put, our government is too big and invasive in our lives!

When did it become acceptable for the government to select one group of people and determine they should pay higher taxes, while others pay none?

Continued government regulations forces Americans to buy a certain type of light bulbs and force what kind of health care Americans will receive.

We have become a Nation not unlike, Venezuela, and many other countries where the politicians buy their political positions by offering their voters “freebies” such as free cell phones, housing assistance, free food and an almost guaranteed paycheck with no requirements to be responsible for their own actions

They appoint people to positions of power, including judges, government officials, and regulators, not on their qualifications, but more out of party loyalty and what “fund raising” abilities they have to get their sponsors re-elected.

Why would we even consider someone like John Kerry for Secretary of State, and Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense when both, over the years, have endorsed our enemies and criticized our friends, including many in the Middle-East? Their distain of the American military has been well known over their careers, simply review their records, they do not represent American values.

Out of “so called compassion” and other liberal ideal’s we release and fail to keep convicted criminals incarcerated and allow them to prey on our fellow citizens.

There is never enough money, they fail to pass meaningful budgets, and fail to keep government financial promises, for they know they can always place their financial mistakes back on us taxpayers.

They are all guilty, be it the federal government, State of Illinois, school district, park district to your local township -- it is never enough!

Milton J. Brahier

Decatur

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CLG 4
CLG 4

Cold hard facts, the Federal Gov. has no budget as set forth by the Constitution = dishonest government.
Cold hard facts, the Federal Gov. is going to raise taxes to pay for dishonest government.
Cold hard facts, liberal voters of America have backed dishonest government.
Cold hard facts, as Rev Wright so applicably put it; The chickens have come home to roost.
Cold hard facts, liberals will answer this post that it is not there fault, and name call and belittle and put down. Americans are going to PAY, PAY, PAY. Now forward, the government can always get the middle class to think that the rich are not paying enough to continue to raise taxes.. (Hint: liberal does not mean you are from one party only!!)

Brendon Small

When did it become acceptable for the government to select one group of people and determine they should pay higher taxes, while others pay none?

August 5, 1861 - Germany invaded and forced president Lincoln to sign an income tax before taking our guns and light bulbs away. America died that day, and the rest has been a dream, like the Bob Newhart Show.

SallyAnn

@CLG 4, really, I mean really it's just the lib's fault? GROW UP there slick, it OUR fault. That's correct, we the poeple keep electing the same idiots and expect a different result. It starts at home, the state level, and then the federal level.
Cold hard facts, the dishonest govt can be cleaned up
Cold hard facts, regressive voters have also backed dishonest govt
Cold hard facts, as Rush Limpdick has said, he wants American to fail.
Cold hard facts, regressive's will do use their deflection method to blame liberals for what the regressive's are doing.
(Hint, are you sure, really sure CLG 4, that you know what you are really posting about?)

CLG 4
CLG 4

SallyAnn, since cold hard facts seem to really get under your skin please explain this statement from a DEMOCRAT - - - - - - The Quote of the Decade:

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.’’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."~ Senator Barack H. Obama. Remember folks something for nothing still leaves you in poverty.

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