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Opinion

March 8, 2013

Some ideas to get our country back on track

To the editor:

I was watching TV the other night and saw one of our politicians going to send $60 million to Syria. Those people are fighting the government because of things going on over there. I may not be the smartest person in the world, but if you give me money, I can buy guns from another country. You know I have seen a game between two super powers. We support the north and the Russians support the south in these countries. It is a shame we have to pay other countries to be our friends.

I think I found a solution on how to get the country back on track. First we disband Congress, Senate and House, then we put men and women who are poor in their place. I would think they would work for $50 a year. Can you think how much money we could put back into the economy and get people back on their feet? The next thing would be to stop all the loopholes for CEOs and big corporate big-wigs. More savings, also get rid of the lobbyists. Maybe it’s time for the people to call their politicians and tell them they work for us, not us working for them. The Republications and Democrats remind me of children fighting over who gets the most candy. How much greed is enough?

Ernest Merrill

Salisbury

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