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Time flies and there are many changes

October 2, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

To the editor:

Six years ago we heard the battle cry of the Democrat candidate for president: "Change, hope and no more war. Elect me to office and the world will be a better place."

Time flies by. Let's take a look at the change in our everyday life. There has been a big decline in median households as more families sink into poverty. Food stamp enrollment has increased 50 percent as many individuals cannot find full time employment.

Discouraged workers have dropped out of the work force. Seven out of eight new jobs are low paying and part-time only. As a result home ownership is at an 18-year-low. Lee County, at present, has 2,800 foreclosures.

College graduate student loan debt has increased 125 percent while loan default has increased steadily since 2008. Where are all the jobs for college graduates? How are they going to pay for their student loan debt with one part-time jobs?

The U.S. national debt has increased 50 percent on in six years. How can we afford another war?

Waging war, even on a limited basis is a costly venture. An attack on Syria would be no exception. So much for the battle cry, "Change, hope and no more war."

Jane Dickinson

Lehigh Acres



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