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I'm Sick and Tired...
By Michael Fredrickson

This column expresses the personal opinions/views of General Manager Michael Fredrickson. If you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column, write a SIGNED letter to the editor. Names can be withheld by request with a valid day time phone number. You email comments to Michael@fortbendstar.com.


I am sick and tired of the President of the United States bopping around without a tie, wearing an unbuttoned shirt with a suit coat. He has addressed the press in Hawaii after the underwear bomber and bounced down the steps of Marine One to the White House lawn without a tie trying to look cool. Then the White House released a photo of him and George Bush “41” again not wearing a tie, but instead an unbuttoned white shirt and a suit coat. Does this thoroughly disgust you as it does me or am I just being petty?

Next thing you know he’ll be wearing a baseball cap backwards and blue jeans hanging off his hips. We all know the President is a liar, as he has lied more about what he was going to do than any President in recent memory.

Every time this man appears so casually in front of the cameras he lowers the stature of the office of the President. But don’t point this out to people with an Obodomy because they’ll tell you how he has raised the standing of America in the world?

While this President has been scheming with the Democrats (that have complete control of both houses of Congress) to socialize medicine in the U.S., we have seen 4 million jobs lost. After the third candidate that he endorsed lost a statewide election, two in very liberal states, he has suddenly decided to turn his attention to jobs and the looming deficit.

This President and the Democrats in Congress are spending three times as much as George Bush “43” and plunging our country’s debt from about $3 trillion after President Bush’s eight years to over $12 trillion under this Democrat’s administration-so much for being a fiscal conservative. Don’t forget that Bush had a $400 billion deficit approaching the end of 2008 until Congress passed $700 billion in TARP loans. This made Bush’s highest deficit at $1.1 trillion, however that $700 billion was paid back with interest.

President Obama will call for a spending freeze - next year! Is this guy serious? When he criticized John McCain’s proposal during the 2008 election for freezing spending, Obama said that he would use a scalpel to cut spending instead of a hatchet like McCain. A hatchet would be nice about right now.

Since the Obamaites couldn’t socialize medicine in the U.S., the next target in the free markets are banks. When I say free market, I use that term loosely as the banking industry is anything but free. It is more regulated that the chemical industry that manufactures, transports and sells chemicals that are carcinogens.

From the minute you walk into a bank to open an account there is not one bit of information that a bank gets that is not completely controlled by federal and state regulations and that is just the start. What they can do with your money is totally controlled and “collared” in every way by regulation. The government even tells banks what days they can be closed.

You will pay every tax levied on the banking industry. A tax on a loan that this President is proposing will simply trickle down to every consumer. In addition, when Obama and the Democrats let the Bush tax cuts expire, every single person reading this will get a tax increase if you pay income taxes. Your income level will not matter. He is going to tax everybody that pays income taxes regardless of your income level.

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Contact michael@fortbendstar.com, if you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column. Write a SIGNED letter to the editor with valid day time phone number--name can be withheld by request.

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