We're taking the path of stupidity by attempting socialism like other countries have tried and expecting a different result. It hasn't worked in any country before, it isn't working here, nor will it ever work because of human nature.
It's human nature to want something for nothing. It wasn't wise for children after World War II to have so much provided for them by their parents instead of having to work for it. These adult children now expect these things to be provided for them by government taxing others to provide these things.
This country is $16 trillion in debt and soon to be $20 trillion-plus. This is the result of half of the people supporting the other half who don't pay taxes. And many of those who would be supporting the nontaxed half, aren't working or else working part time.
Four years from now, if President Obama is re-elected, I want you to explain continued 8 percent- plus unemployment, why more business has moved out of this country, why more rich people have fled with their money, and why this country has been destroyed.
It will then be too late. No amount of explaining will then restore America.
JOHN FAULKNER, Richland