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Conundrums and observations


The definition of the word "conundrum": Something that is puzzling or confusing. Here are six conundrums of socialism in the United States of America:

1. America is capitalist and greedy – yet half of the population is subsidized.

2. Half of the population is subsidized – yet they think they are victims.

3. They think they are victims – yet their representatives run the government.

4. Their representatives run the government – yet the poor keep getting poorer.

5. The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about. (Having lived in Korea and Europe while in the military, I have seen this to be very true. You should see how creative people can get with stuff we throw into the recycling bin.)

6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about – yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

Seems to pretty well sum up the USA in the 21st century.

The following tell a lot about the direction of our current government and cultural environment:

1. We are advised to not judge all muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge all gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.

2. Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. How come we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money? The first group "worked for" their money, but the second group didn't.

3. Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, reducing pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens.

There is definitely something wrong with this picture.

Plan to vote in every election if you want to preserve our country, support free enterprise and moral values, and want to see some fiscal responsibility by the government as is expected of individual Americans.

Larry Brickman, Bellevue

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