Letters to the Editor, Week of April 18, 2013

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:32 am

Why is Cuccinelli’s word any better than other conservatives?

Ken Cuccinelli gives stirring speeches about conservatism and freedom, small government and private property, limited powers and fiscal responsibility. It is indeed a winning message.
Bob McDonnell won with it. Bill Howell won with it. Tommy Norment won with it.
And once they won, all they gave Virginians in return was more government, more taxes, and more spending.
So, what happens this November will be determined in large measure by how Ken Cuccinelli answers one simple question:
Why is his word any more reliable than theirs?

Joseph Pierro
Mechanicsville

We are a dying country

Folks, I don’t know how else to categorize this but we are living in a dying country. Only 88,000 new jobs were added last month when we were expecting more like 188,000. The unemployment rate, because of this terrible statistic, is down to 7.6 percent because so many people are no longer counted as if they are included in the workforce. Ninety million Americans are no longer in the workforce. These are 1979 levels. The only difference is that we don’t have an election around the corner to fix it like we did in 1979. We had that election last November, and we blew it.
In addition to payrolls only adding 88,000 jobs, an additional 82,000 went on disability in March. We’re now up to 9 million Americans on disability. We had nearly as many people on disability in March as people who found jobs. I think it’s official. We are a dying country. There is literally no way that ObamaCare, our entitlement programs and our safety net and our absorption of immigrants, legal or otherwise, can be supported this way. This simply cannot be sustained. It’s a real shame because we could still be such a great and prosperous country.
William Winfrey
Mechanicsville

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