Letter: Free post-election ride, join New American wave


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Posted Online: Nov. 25, 2012, 6:00 am
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Well, the election is over and we are back to square one. I thought the elections were about jobs, putting people back to work, giving people self respect.
WOW, was I wrong. JOB! I don't need no stinking job, I got the government. It's about wanting something for nothing.

Let's have 70 percent of the people on welfare and food stamps. Free phones for everyone, not just the few.

No reason for 8 percent unemployment when it could be 10 percent or higher.
We can be the best-third world country on earth. If we work together we can do it. The sky is the limit. Welcome to the New Impoverished America Platform! From cradle to grave, it's the New American wave (Ride it).

Robert E. Gates,
Milan















 



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