TERRE HAUTE —
Romney imperfect, but better option
In a recent letter, Ron Hastings continued to spout his extreme liberal point of view, as he is entitled to. There are a number of truths in his letter. However, the interpretation is crucial. From my own point of view, the other side of the coin has the truth of matters.
President Bush did not help the economy much. The country plunged into recession because though elected as a Republican, President Bush did not govern that way. He instead choose to fight two wars, expand social programs and cut taxes all at the same time. There is plenty of blame for all of that to go around to both parties though.
The GOP does hope you remember that they are the party that is trying to shrink the size of government, reduce the excess of public service workers and ease government’s burden on the American taxpayer. These employees are paid higher than industry standard salaries and have higher than industry standard benefits. We have too many government workers, programs and spending in general.
Further, it isn’t the responsibility of government to create jobs. The government needs to reduce spending, get rid of Obamacare, reign in the business destroying tactics of the EPA and simplify the regulatory and tax systems. Then business can get to the task of creating jobs.
Yes, Romney is wealthy, but honestly, Obama isn’t? The views of all people, not just politicians, evolve over time, like Obama’s gay marriage position. While Romney is to the right of Obama, he is hardly an extremist. It isn’t the job of government to correct the social and monetary disparity in America. It is the job of government to make sure that conditions exist so that individuals can do that for themselves.
I will admit that Romney isn’t a perfect candidate. However, he is much better than the alternative.
— Dwayne Owens
Great support for Strassenfest
The Terre Haute German Oberlandler Club would like to express its thanks to the wonderful community support it received at the 2012 Strassenfest. A successful Strassenfest helps us to continue with our service projects for the upcoming year.
Special thanks go out to Clabber Girl for the use of their festival site, IBEW Local 725 retirees for the donation of their time to wire the festival, Dever Distributing for fencing the area, Terre Haute German students for all the outstanding work they did, off-duty Terre Haute Police Department employees for keeping the festival safe, and to GFS for going above and beyond to ensure our success.
We would also like to thank the local television and radio stations for their superb advertising, as well as the Tribune-Star.
— David Walbring
German Oberlandler Club