Too many free­bies

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

I was taught that when the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria landed on the east­ern shore of the U.S. there was no one to meet them but In­di­ans. No food stamps, no Sec­tion 8 hous­ing and no free med­i­cal care.

Our Coun­try thrived for sev­eral hun­dred years, and then the politi­cians started promis­ing more and more free things.

The prob­lem was and is how to pay for them?

This be­gan class war­fare. If you had worked hard and saved, you were sup­posed to be will­ing to share your wealth with the less for­tu­nate who chose not to work

Cor­rect me if I am wrong, but that sounds more like the com­mu­nist sys­tem of govern­ment.

My late wife and I worked very hard dur­ing our 52 years and eight months to­gether. We man­aged to ac­cu­mu­late a modest amount of wealth. I will be like Charl­ton He­ston when he was pres­i­dent of the NRA. From these cold dead hands will they take what I have earned, through hard work. Fifty per­cent of Amer­i­cans pay no taxes. Repub­li­cans and Democrats alike have been promis­ing more and more free­bies. Now it is pay up time and their only so­lu­tion is to tax the peo­ple who have worked hard all of their lives. I be­lieve there will be more Chris­tians like me who’ll help the needy, but will draw the line on sup­port­ing those too lazy to work. James H. Addy De­catur, Mis­sis­sippi

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