Federal government’s spending out of control

April 3, 2014 | 2:38 pm

Is it ever going to stop? In a recent Sunday paper comes a slick flyer pleading for those on any federal assistance program to sign up for free cellphones with 250 free minutes per month. Supposedly the reason for the service is that it is for those who might need to call 911 for emergency assistance and have no other options. I understand that, but 250 minutes a month? Seems like a lot of emergencies. Get real!

Have you noticed that the federal government has taken over the student loan program? Obama’s administration is already complaining that the program is losing great amounts of money in only the first year or so of the program. If it can’t manage that relatively simple program, how in the world is it going to run the gigantic health program? And he is going to raid the Medicare program for a half-trillion dollars to cover up some of the losses. I hope you seniors pay attention.

“Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.” Sen. Barack Obama, 2006. That was before he started spending over a trillion dollars over budget on an annual basis.

Gary Rees

Manchester

 

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