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I’m writing this letter in hopes of convincing my fellow Lancaster residents of the importance of this year’s election. Normally a mid-term election is not that big of deal, but this one is. I’ll explain why. Over the last five years our country has changed. And not for the better. Our president has said and I quote, “I will fundamentally change the United States.”
We have gone from a nation of freedoms, to a nation of government dependence. Quite frankly it’s genius in its own way; create half the country on some sort of aid and what you have done is ensure that you get 50 percent of the votes.
For the first time I can remember we re-elected a president who after four years had the country worse off than when he took office. I still can not figure that one out.
The only explanation is what I said earlier in this letter. Some people criticized President Ronald Reagan’s trickle-down economics. But at least that was about people working. What our president has done is trickle-down government dependence.
It is vital that we turn the Senate back to Republicans. We have to stop socialism in its tracks. Growing up all I heard was how people from other countries wanted to come to the land of opportunity, America. So, why in the world would you want to totally and fundamentally change it?
Super Bowl Sunday, in an interview with the president, a woman from California asked President Barack Obama the most unbelievable question.
She asked him, “Why do you want to change a country that has afforded you the opportunity to become president?”
Of course, as usual he denied ever saying that. He’s on tape saying it. So come November we can start the process.
Now, locally we have a few council seats up for election. It is even more important to Lancaster County that we remove a couple of Democrats. As I have said before, I lived 50 years in a state that was controlled by Democrats.
Here are a couple examples of what you will get if this county ever went Democrat. In every city and town in Rhode Island, property tax is through the roof. Case in point, a home that is valued at $150,000 pays more than $4,000 in property taxes. You pay $42 dollars for every $1,000 your car is worth. For a $10,000 car your tax bill is $420.
You could live there and never have a child and pay school taxes. The average rent is $1,000 a month. These are the kind of numbers you will face if you allow Democrats to control this county.
As I said in past letters, the same people who voted for these taxes are flocking here in droves. They say, “I cant afford to live here anymore, lets go south where it’s cheaper.”
I’ve been watching for the last three years and I see them sinking their tentacles in the county. And the only way to stop it is to continue making sure you elect Republicans. Now, I am a Northern transplant. But the difference is I appreciate what you Lancaster settlers have created. This is a great county and state. Lets keep it that way.
John P. Lage Jr. is a Lancaster County resident