Letters to the editor

Editor:
I read with interest your remarks regarding the upcoming election and I think you are right on (pun intended).
Of interest to me was your call for less government meddling. Let’s get rid of those foolish child labor laws and give the 8-and-9 year olds an opportunity to work for low wages. That could help solve the illegal immigration problem.
Let’s give the banks and financial guys the opportunity to again bamboozle small investors and brag about it and bring our financial system to near collapse. Isn’t our country rich and able to afford another bailout?
Let’s get the lead back in paint and more harmful and cheaper pesticides back in our food. Let’s get the government food inspectors out of our free enterprise factories. Let’s let the coal companies handle mine safety issues without government interference. More disease and deaths can assist in our concerns about overpopulation.
If you want to go to college, one candidate suggests you ask your parents for a loan. And if you can’t pay your health care bills, offer the doctor a chicken...or two.
One candidate has a clear foreign policy for our world wide concerns. Bomb Syria. Bomb Egypt. Bomb iran. Bomb Afghanistan. Bomb Libya. Perhaps Mitt should change his name to Obomba.
And he thinks 47 percent of Americans are moochers.
And now that I’ve relieved myself, I feel much better and will close with a quote from a noted liberal: “The modern conservative is involved in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness”.
Tom Duffey, Seymour


Editor:
Great editorial in this week’s paper.  You hit the “nail on the head” very clearly!
Sue Shuler