It is amazing that so many otherwise seemingly intelligent people are ready to vote for Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. The changes they are proposing are far worse than anything President Bush has done. They want to regulate everything and everyone. They want to tax "the rich" — who already pay 80 percent of the tax burden. They want to place higher taxes on industry.

It is still a fact — free enterprise and the profit motive work far better than social welfare programs.

President Ronald Reagan wisely said, "Government does not solve problems; it is the problem."

Russell Bender