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January 3, 2013

Stop blaming one party or the other; they’re both at fault

This is in response to Mr. Al Eisner’s letter, “Look for your family’s tax bills to go way up during 2013,” published on Jan. 1.

Mr. Eisner mentions President Obama’s quest for the redistribution of wealth.

Well, I have news for you: If taxes go up it will not be because he wants each citizen to have an equal amount of money, but so that the government has more and more money to fund these ridiculous wars and continue to give military aid to some of the most aggressive and undemocratic countries on earth, a perfect description for some of our closest allies.

Believe me when I say that both the Democratic and Republican parties want this.

He also tells conservative Republican politicians to stand strong and not let the Bush tax cuts expire, which played a part in bankrupting our country plus if you are in the middle class, you will not be included in receiving any of these cuts.

Mr. Eisner mentioned that government spending is out of control. So why didn’t he mention anything about military spending?

The U.S. has thousands of troops stationed all throughout the world (including Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and many more) where there is no reason for them to be.

Why should it be our priority to babysit these countries? Why shouldn’t they be able to protect themselves? The U.S. spends more on its military than the next 10 largest militaries combined.

I highly doubt cutting the military budget in half, which is what we need to do, will endanger the American people.

What Mr. Eisner and many disillusioned Democrats and Republicans fail to realize is that neither one of their parties actually cares about them. In the end, almost all of the politicians in Washington care more about what is best for their job, not what is best for the people who voted them into office.

I think it is time for people to snap out of it! Stop arguing that it is the fault of the Democrats or the fault of the Republicans that we are in this crisis.

It is both of them! Year after year we keep voting these people in office and hoping for different results. Anyone who continues to support either one of these parties has no clue what they are actually about.

They do not run to serve the people, only to make a name for themselves.

Eric J. Szymanski II

Cumberland

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