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Time to elect people with business experience


To the Editor:

Ross Perot talked about the giant sucking sound about jobs if NAFTA, the free trade agreement, was passed. With the help of Bill Clinton, it did get passed.

Clinton won the election and tried to ridicule the statement made by Perot about the giant sucking sound taking jobs to Mexico.

Clinton said, “Look, we are selling Mexico more than they are selling us.” That was only half the story, we were selling them machinery and setting up their companies and training their workers to take our jobs away. Look at where your stoves, refrigerators and many other items are made.

Clinton then started taking credit for all the jobs he created while in office. That was only half the truth, Perot also said no matter how cheap things are if you don’t have a job you can’t afford to buy them. This led to more women in the work force, and many workers had to take a lower paying job after their unemployment checks ran out.

When daycare became too costly, Clinton tried to fool the voters again by telling them that the government needs to offer daycare to needy families. It now takes both parents working to support a family.

A politician always has a solution to a problem that they created. A businessman plans ahead so they don’t have a problem to solve.

Fail to plan is a plan to fail. Today’s solutions to a problem could be a bigger problem tomorrow. It’s too bad that our politicians only think about what to say or do to get reelected and not what is best for the country.

The quickest way to ruin your political career is to tell the voter the truth. A good conman covers a lie with a bigger and better lie. It has been said that lie to me once, shame on you, lie to me twice, shame on me for believing you again.

Some people work for a living and lifestyle and some people vote for a living and lifestyle, which one are you?

It’s time to stop being a stupid voter and save this country. It’s time we elect people that have run a business and not career politicians that spend other people’s money and live off campaign contributions.

Tom Talpai



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