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August 13, 2012

Letters to the Editor - August 12, 2012

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Conservative conspiracy

Dear Editor,

Many believe that voting in Texas has been severely corrupted for years through electronic voting machines and now voter suppression.

I really question the recent election of Ted Cruz, a Tea Party con artist, who wants to end the “Affordable Healthcare Law,” privatize Social Security and destroy Medicaid and social safety nets that make America a real compassionate and great country.

Ever since January 2000, after the right wing Supreme Court stopped the vote count in Florida between Al Gore and George W. Bush and gave the presidency to the latter Republican candidate, this perhaps is one of the worst decisions in the history of the American ideal we once had.

Voter suppression, which is pushed by several Republican governors, including Texas, probably would have never happened if Al Gore had been elected president, in which he had the majority of all the votes. Now, voter ID suppression against people of color, Hispanics, the elderly, poor and the disabled are being singled out by the Justice Department in Washington. Two right wing officials have now admitted in public that this is the goal for defeating President Obama in the November 2012 election. These states are in violation of the 1964 Voting Rights Act.

With all the corruption and greed in power through out government we have now, sometimes I think, I would like to live in some other far away country.

Darwin Yeary

Weatherford

Push for the Fair Tax

Dear Editor,

Fellow Americans, there’s been a proposal before Congress for over a decade that would put America on track to a swift and permanent economic recovery. Congress won’t pass it unless we demand it. Its adoption would drastically reduce elected politicians’ power and control over U.S. citizens.

It’s called the Fair Tax. Adoption of the Fair Tax would:

• Do away with the IRS.

• Put American businesses on a level playing field with their global competition.

• Ensure those living below the poverty level pay no taxes.

• Bring both capital and jobs back to America.

• Ensure everyone pays their fair share including tourists and those in the country illegally.

• Result in an economic boom.

From page 106 of The Fair Tax Book: “Economists estimate that in the first year after the Fair Tax Act becomes law, the economy will grow 10.5 percent. Exports will grow by 26 percent. Capital spending will increase by more than 70 percent.”

Every candidate running for congressional office must be asked about their support of the Fair Tax at every opportunity – town hall meetings, public appearances and every debate. Read the book, push hard and the Fair Tax could be adopted soon.

Glen Terrell

Arlington, Texas

ggeett37@gmail.com

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