Letter: Support Urged for Romney and Roskam

Wheaton resident writes in support of Peter Roskam and Mitt Romney. To send a letter to the editor, email Charlotte@patch.com.

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During the recent Olympics, President Obama presented a campaign ad asserting that he wanted to increase taxes on the top 1 percent of Americans in order to help pay down the debt.

Here is some simple math - a trillion is one-thousand billion. Our national debt is now more than $16 trillion. If you took all of the money from all of the billionaires in this country, this would add up to about 305.1 billion dollars - something less than 2 percent of the current national debt; AND in the time it took to collect that money and put all these people AND their employees in the poor house, the interest would have added back that amount of debt in the first place.

Whether you are a liberal, conservative, or moderate, the math is the same. I am an independent, by the way, who has voted for members of both parties over the years. The President is presenting smoke and mirrors. 

Governor Romney, on the other hand, has been known throughout his career as a financial genius noted for bailing out financially-troubled companies and for rescuing the 2000 Winter Olympics from almost certain bankruptcy and making it a financial as well as a general success. He seems like just what the doctor ordered for our needs at this time.

In addition, my own Congressman, Peter Roskam, understands that to ACTUALLY reduce our staggering debt we need to confront its main instigators, including our huge entitlement programs. These programs are unsustainable in their current form. Without reform, there is no doubt that they will not be there for future Americans.

I support Governor Romney and Congressman Roskam this November because they know what a huge deal our national debt is. I urge you to do the same.

Terry Spangler


Dave Rood September 20, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Terry, I too am an independent who is very concerned about our rising national debt. I urge to please be careful and, more importantly, accurate when sharing statistics. There are more than 400 billionaires in the US according to Forbes with a combined wealth approaching $2 TRILLION. The top nine billionaires alone account for more than your figure of $305.1 Billion. http://www.forbes.com/forbes-400/  These errors detract from your purpose.  There is a cyclone of misinformation out there, please don't add to it. Consider this John F Kennedy quote:  "The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived and dishonest – but the myth – persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often […] we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."
David Burns September 20, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Mitt Rmoney isnt the least bit interested in reducing the debt. If he was he wouldnt be talking about further cutting taxes for the rich, doubling the budged that the Pentagon has asked for, or rattling sabres regarding war with Iran. Mitts's problem isn't that he doesn't get it. Mitts's problem is that he can't sell it! We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them. And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you, Mitt Rmoney is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things and two things only: making you afraid of it and telling you who's to blame for it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections. You gather a group of middle-aged, middle-class, middle-income voters who remember with longing an easier time, and you talk to them about family and American values and character. This is a time for serious people, folks, and Mitt's fifteen minutes are up.
Jim McMahon September 21, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Obama will go down as the greatest actor in American history.
Jim "The Used Car Guy" McMahon September 21, 2012 at 03:33 AM
No Jim the greatest actor is the guy you sold the used car to that was a lemon. Please see the following link: http://www.ripoffreport.com/liars/jim-mcmahon/jim-mcmahon-jim-sold-a-car-to-b018c.htm
Jim McMahon September 21, 2012 at 04:00 AM
You keep posting this Mark....I told you the guy was stone drunk when I met him.
Mark Kmiecik September 21, 2012 at 04:52 AM
JIM, I'm not the one posting your "BAD" small time car deals... personally I sell all my cars "as is whereas" so i don't get any bad karma like that. I would advise you, don't blame me for your problems
Wheaton Watcher October 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Mitt Romney - the consumate "flip flopper". "Repeal and Replace". What the heck does that mean? Phonetically it sounds good, but so does "burgers & bacon" "chips & cheese" or basically any other two words that begin with the same letter. Roskam - not a leader at all. He blows with the wind.
Wheaton Watcher October 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Remove Roskam! Now that does sound good


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