Being a responsible citizen in America means leaving "Neverland and Peter
Pan" behind. A responsible citizen never asks "what's in it for
me", but, instead asks, "how will this affect our country".A college student may not have the experience to know what happened when Obama
seized two automobile makers and turned them over to the unions - without paying
the bondholders. A college student might not know what actually happened when
Obama took $49 billion out of the public treasury to "buy" G.M. and then
gave them another $38 billion in illegal tax credits against future earnings.
A college student might not actually understand WHO it is that
builds businesses and hires workers. It is not Obama. It is not the
government. It IS the "rich guy" that Obama is threatening to rob. A
college student might not actually understand what will happen when hard working
"rich guys" stop working. A college student might not actually
understand what will happen if the deficit keeps increasing at the rate Obama
has set.A college student might not actually understand that all his
education will be worth only a tent in a public park in Obama's world.
President Obama is the right vote for everybody that frequents their local
Payday Check Loans establishment and thinks it is a good idea to borrow against
tomorrow's income to pay yesterday's bills.What a legacy
to leave for our grandchildren to pay for.
Actually the youth understand the situation much better than the Old GOP folks
who keep trying the same thing that has nearly destroyed the middle class in
just 30 years. If we give more to Mitt and his buddies we'll all get more,
because deep down inside they want to share the wealth with those who created
for them with out being forced to through socialism.Problem being,
that NEVER happened, and they keep trying saying "lets just try it one more
time," this time they will let some trickle down.It's time
to try something different, and turning it over to "Big Business for
president" won't be the answer.Privatizing everything and then
giving people voucher or coupon. This is a solution?
Mike, I agree that "A responsible citizen never asks "what's in it
for me" So why, then, do Republicans keep asking that very
thing? Especially the wealthy Republicans.
"The choice is clear for all young Americans". Call me in a few years
when you see the reality of Obama's failed policies. Despite receiving
raise, our family can't get ahead and it just keeps getting worse. I
don't want the government to take care of my family, I want my family to
take care of my families basic needs. You may think your seeing clearly, but you
need your eyes checked.
I'd say "neverland" is believing that Regan didn't tripple the
national debt like he did. Believeing that Bush kept us safe when he actually
ignored warnings about Alquaida. But republicans still love those two for some
reason. Neverland is saying things like you're against
entitlements but don't touch my Medicare or Social Security like the
Tea-party does.You've got your neverland, now try being
The real problem is that we always understand when something we currently have
is taken away, but we rarely recognize when an opportunity never comes knocking
because of some decision we made in the past.College students will
immediately recognize a cut in funding for student loans and subsidies that may
currently flow to their wallets from some "magical source" called the
government. They will not recognize that the reason they can't get a job
after graduation is because some businesses failed or were never started because
the taxes and regulations made it more difficult to get off the ground.
JoeCapitalist2:That may be the case in theory, but taxes are
currently at the lowest point they've been in decades. The stock market is
at 13,500.So where are the jobs? And what does Romney have to offer
besides more of the same policies that got us into this mess?
Re: one old man Ogden, UT"So why, then, do Republicans keep asking
that very thing? Especially the wealthy Republicans."Any
business man must ask himself what kind of return will he get on his investment.
Only a fool would invest his time and money in a venture that is doomed to
fail.And yes, that same businessman may chose, or not chose, to
donate more or less of his income to charity. That choice is none of anyone
What a terrific, smart letter. And its author obviously knows where government
revenues come from. He just thinks helping students afford college can and
should be a national priority, allocated more resources. As it happens,
If I could just become a “victim”, I could qualify for free stuff
from the Democrats! I could get other people’s money through income
redistribution, or food stamps, or Obamacare, or free birth control pills, all
free and all paid for by someone else! Today it has come down to where do you
sign your check? Romney supporters sign their checks on the front and Obama
voters sign their checks on the back. Oh to be a “victim” of
Rifleman-So your saying it's OK for our precious wealthy citizens to
ask "what's in it for me," because he's a smart
businessman.But if your an average guy asking their representative how a
program or tax cut will effect them, they are being selfish.
Young people usually reflect the opinions of their parents. They share their
bias and opinions. They follow their example and try to be like them in every
way because that is what they are taught. However, the day comes when they
recognize their independence and begin to think for themselves. They may apply
critical thinking skills to issues they confront. Certainly, they see their
world as different from that of their parents, and they move forward rather than
dwell in the past.Whether a person votes for the Republican
candidate or the Democratic candidate should come from their own reflection and
not because some "older guy" tells them to do so and gives a bogus
reason to justify the decision. Too often talking points, political propaganda,
misinformation and outright lies form the basis of these "reasons".
Nonetheless, when young people rise up, cast off the chains of dependence, and
truly think for themselves do we find letters like this begin to appear in the
newspaper.Republicans have lost the "youth vote" because
they demand ideological purity. They turn to strategies like voter suppression
to limit the vote since they have no plan and are not getting the that vote.
@Mike Richards[A responsible citizen never asks "what's in it for
me"]Last I checked, Republicans keep looking for tax cuts while
claiming the deficit is crippling, and have this funny sense of only suggesting
spending cuts that don't affect them personally."A college
student might not actually understand WHO it is that builds businesses and hires
workers. "Consumers. A business isn't going to hire anyone
unless there's a demand for it."A college student might not
actually understand what will happen when hard working "rich guys" stop
working."Someone will rise up and take their job. Besides, last
I checked Romney didn't even work for most of his income last year.
He's just getting paid investment income on his money sitting in a blind
trust that he claims to not have direct decision-making power over."A college student might not actually understand what will happen if the
deficit keeps increasing at the rate Obama has set."College
students understand that Obama wants to increase revenues, cut defense spending,
and reform entitlements to make them more solvent while Romney wants to decrease
revenues, increase defense spending, and undo Obama's medicare entitlement
Re: Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT"Rifleman - So your saying it's
OK for our precious wealthy citizens to ask "what's in it for me,"
because he's a smart businessman."No, I'm saying only
a fool would invest money without asking what kind of return he could make on
his investment.The average guy should be asking his representative
why our government continues to pour his hard earned tax dollars down a rat hole
on programs we could get by without.Our Federal Government excels at
spending money we don't have on programs we don't need. We could
start be cutting off economic aid to countries that hate us and think we owe
them a living.
A vote for a failed presidency makes no sense.The proof is in the
pudding: unemployment is still sky-high, the GDP is anemic, and one of our
ambassadors was just assissinated with no response from the White House and even
a denial that it was a terrorist attack. That is failure all around, plain and
@mike richardsA college student if their professors are doing their jobs
sees right throw your often repeated lies. Its is sad how some people are so
quick to leave behind their values and bare false witness. I guess it goes to
show that selective morality is not just an affliction of the non believer.
Whose jobs have been hurt the most by Obama-nomics? The young, the students,
women, minorities and the poor. With four more years of anemic growth we will
soon have a complete lost generation of young people who haven't been able
to get jobs for eight full years. Is a person employable after eight years of
not working? Who is doing well under Obamanomics? If you notice,
the stock market is doing very well and business has become a lean and more
productive machine. The climate Obama has created does not help the middle class
but simply encourages business to do more with less. Less employees, less
benefits, less jobs. This is clearly not an economic mecca for those just
entering the work force.
Oh my, the greedy, the self-centered, and the selfish pretend that nobody has to
pay for the "gifts" from Washington. They must still believe in Santa.
There is no "rich guy" who will pay their way. Obama is a liar. He
offers NOTHING except failire. Real Americans WORK. Obama plays golf.
That's all you need to know. He never invented anything. He never created
a business. He never even ran a lemonade stand. His ideas don't work.
Just ask his brother, George. If you want to live in a slum like George, then
listen to Obama.
If the rich company owners (the 1% who own 80% of eveything) PAID their
employees more, then we would have such a things as the working poor, who fall
into the 47% who need assistance.Until they do - and Government
needs to step in and make up the difference - the Wealthy should be sent the
bill for it.If the wealthy hired more, they would need to pay less
taxes.When they don't, they need to pay more.That's
how you balance the budget.
What MR. Bitton failed to mention in his over the top praise for our current
president is that he, his children, his grandchildren,his great grandchildren,
and possible generations beyond will be saddled with such debt due to the big
government policies that the president and guilt by association, Mr. Bitton
espouses. Good luck with that. Just wait until you are in the real world.
Your view may change.
Blue, are you sure?Or was the damage done by President Cheney and
his little buddy? How much worse off might we all be if it weren't for
Obama's attempts to get our ship back on course?
@Flashback"What MR. Bitton failed to mention in his over the top
praise for our current president is that he, his children, his grandchildren,his
great grandchildren, and possible generations beyond will be saddled with such
debt due to the big government policies that the president and guilt by
association, Mr. Bitton espouses. Good luck with that."As
opposed to Governor Romney who wants to cut taxes for the rich, increase defense
spending and allegedly wants to protect entitlements (though the Ryan budget
sharply cuts them) by saying he wants to restore medicare funding cut by Obama.
How is that a deficit reduction plan?
Young man, and I say this with all due respect, your logic is so seriously
flawed. Equal pay for equal work?!?! That is not a youth issue. That is a
women's rights issue! It's the same with don't ask don't
tell. That isn't a youth issue. It is a LGBT issue. To say that young
people should vote for Obama because of those things is frankly insulting to
young people. That leaves student loans and credit cards as the only things you
mentioned that are specifically relevant to youth. And those are VERY WEAK
reasons to vote for Obama. Like Obama has made (or is going to make) student
debt go away? C'mon! On the other hand, youth should be very concerned that
some have predicted our NATIONAL debt to be upwards of $20 trillion dollars by
the time Obama leaves office in 2016 if he gets reelected. Not to mention if you
are found to be without health insurance, you'll pay a penalty that could
cost as much as 2-3 thousand dollars per year. Those to me are reasons alone to
not vote for Obama, especially as a youth.
@L White your right he has done none of those things the only thing he has
done is be president for the last four years can Romney say that? didn't
think so. it is truly sad that you and mike have turned your backs on basic
Christian values about honesty and how we should treat one another.
Wah, wah, wah. Cry me a river.Unless each and every liberal who
supports Obama has contacted the Treasury Department and made arrangements to
pay the $16,600 PER PERSON, in his family, that Obama has cost America, that
"supporter" is just another "radical" who wants to be suckled by
Obama's plan to force some "rich guy" to pay for "gifts"
from Washington. Republicans know that there is no free lunch.
Democcrats pretend that everything is free. Obama ignores private ownersip of
anything. He seized the pensions of policemen and teachers when he
"gave" G.M. to the unions. Who's next? When will his
pilfering stop? At your door? At mine.?Liberals, no body
owes you charity. Jf you want charity, join a church and learn to give.There is no "free lunch". Republicans know that. Democrats
ignore that. Obama pretends that there is no private ownership of enything.
Fools agree with Obama, thinking that THEIR possessions will never
be seized, like the assets of the policemen and teachers whose retirement was
destroyed when Obama gave their bonds to the unions.
@one old man"Especially the wealthy Republicans."So because some Republicans are wealthy, they all are?? Forbes latest issue
talks about the 400 billionaries in thie country and guess what? They
were't Republicans, they were mostly Democrats...
I thought this was a really odd letter because it struck me that Mr Britton
assumed that he would always be in the "18 to 24" demographic. Sadly, at
some point we all turn 25 and leave college and get jobs and are saddled with
student loan debt.I consider myself a responsible, patriotic American citizen
and when I reached that point circa 1998 I worked in my first career type job
for peanuts and ate Ramen noodles and diligently made my roughly 200.00 a month
payment on my student loan debt. I don't recall complaining about it to
anyone- other than kicking myself for actually wasting valuable time in college
obtaining a meaningless non Math/Science related degree. Now I raise a family of
five and chip off 20 large to the Federal Govt every year (not including FICA or
state income, local property, or sales taxes) and Mr Bitton has a problem with
his circumstances? Welcome to the real world pal. As we used to say in the Army-
they give you a hundred dollars and take back ninety-nine. Gee Mom I wanna
With logic like the left, we're sunk! atl134 agrees that businessmen
don't build businesses. He says that consumers do. Obama says the
government does. Both are ignorant of history. Where was the line of consumers
with cash in hand ready to buy the incandescent light bulb, or the Tin Lizzie,
or the PC. No, my friends. First comes the idea. Then comes a lot of hard
work. Then comes investment, and not from consumers. Then comes marketing.
After free enterprise and capital have done their work, then consumers finally
get a boost in their quality of life.The left favors a model where
taxes plunder the capital and regulation strangles free enterprise -- all to win
the votes of the "gimmee-free" crowd awaiting their government check,
their food-stamp card, their free cell phone. And then they mock the
businessman for not being more willing to be bled dry.No, Turner
Bitton! Obama is not the right choice for the youth vote. I am old and will
mercifully die before your generation will ever pay off Obama's debts.
Enjoy them as the citizen of a Third-World economy.
The "R" is for reversing the Destructive path our country is on. The
choice is clear for all Americans: Let's defeat Obama and return to the
Constitution, freedom, opportunity, strength, and prosperity.
i thought I was reading the comics section for a minute. What a joke. The cost of education is up $2000 average compared to when Obama took office.
My own insurance premium was up $1000. Thanks Democrats. Don't
be fooled by this smoke and mirror propaganda, kids. Democrats love to talk
about all the great handouts Democrats gave us by raising taxes and increasing
debt, but they always make sure not to address the actual results.
I have tried to reason with devout Romney supporters, but reason is lost on
them.So, I am looking forward to the day in early November when I
can just say "Scoreboard!"
Simple decision for all to compare:Romney has a stellar record of turning the
proverbial sow's ear into a silk purse. BO on the other hand has the innate
ability of taking everyone's money then taking the silk purse and turning
it into a sow's ear. Pathetic record cannot justify another four years.
He has already nearly destroyed America. All you left-lib socialists can have
him back to make your lives even worse. Broken promises and lies we do not
Hmmm... I am trying to figure out how Obama managed to get his hands into
teacher and law enforcement pension funds to give to G.M. unions. It seems to me
that those pension funds belong to each state, and the President of the United
States cannot touch those funds. Please be honest with your arguments.