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Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 9:01 p.m.
 

Regarding the editorial “Obama wins: America loses (again)” (Nov. 7 and TribLIVE.com): All is not lost with the re-election of Barack Obama.

As a subscriber, I've come to appreciate the Trib's skepticism that government has the answer to all of our problems. But like many of my fellow voters in the center of the political spectrum, I realize it is possible to work very hard your whole life in America and still wind up poor.

How do we reward those who work and remove the incentives that may unwittingly encourage idleness?

The task of the federal government moving forward needs to be: 1) adjusting entitlement spending downward, 2) ending the nonsensical deductions, loopholes and credits that plague our income tax system, and 3) figuring out how to project American power abroad in the 21st century, both economically and militarily.

If Obama refuses to make these things his core agenda, then it will have been a wasted election.

Richard Swartz

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