To the editor:
So we have Mitt Romney, the man who loves entitlements for himself but not for others. He feels entitled to tax deductions for lunches eaten in the course of doing business - an entitlement not accorded an employee of a chicken processing plant who must eat also, while conducting the business of earning a living for his family.
At college, Romney apparently felt entitled to lead a gang of cohorts forcing another student to the ground and cutting his hair because it was too long to suit Mitt Romney. Also entitled to demonstrate for the Vietnam War while taking the military exemption the Mormon Church had, and spending time riding a bicycle around Paris, proselytizing.
Retroactively changing signatures and dates on SEC documents
Having approximately $3 million in an IRA (above usual legal limits)
Having business accounts filed in the Cayman Islands so any foreign country doing business with him doesn't have to pay U.S. taxes. (He'd rather cut Social Security to make up the difference.)
Claiming a dancing horse as a business expense after saying it was for his wife's health This would be in line with his statement "If I pay one dollar more than I have to in taxes, I don't deserve to be president."
You get the picture of the kind of guy we're dealing with.
Remarks to wealthy donors in Boca Raton, Fla., that 47 percent of people in U.S. don't pay taxes and will not take responsibility for their own lives, show the utter arrogance and dismissal for people who worked many years to make the country he takes advantage of, and men and women who fought in the war he campaigned for but refused to serve in. (And by the way, if you listen to him, he wants another war - he has many Bush advisors.) Social Security, retiree pensions, and veteran pensions indicate responsibility- not lack of it.
As for workers who may not pay income taxes, if those who have more would stop fighting raising minimum wage, those earners would be happy to pay taxes.
Another thing to consider is Romney's choice for vice president, Paul Ryan, of Randian philosophical outlook - altruism is bad, Sermon on the Mount is nonsense (look up Ayn Rand). For Ryan's devastating budget, read The Sentinel Aug. 14 issue as well as other references.
They tell you in print and speeches (although you need to be aware of vague phrases) that they are going after you to bring back the days of the robber barons.
1. Destroy Social Security
2. Destroy Medicare
3. Eliminate student aid
4. Cut food programs
5. Cut Medicaid
6. Cut children's programs
7. Cut education in general
8. Encourage low paying jobs
Vote for the Democratic platform of community help and understanding. Other issues have many years to be debated.
This year, vote for yourself by voting for President Obama. We do not want to go backward.