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Government priorities

| Friday, April 5, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

Government priorities

Is this country still America? Land of the free — protector of the innocent and the needy? I think not.

Everyone wants to come to America. If these people knew how our government treats its citizens, they would think twice about coming here.

Politicians are constantly running for office. As soon as one election is over, they start running for the next election.

This country is falling apart and they don't care. We suffer and they go on vacation. Why should they worry; they have good-paying jobs and all the kickbacks they can handle.

Our government thinks more of the rest of the world's people than it does its own people.

We pay taxes so other countries can feed and clothe their people, but when we need help, our government says, “Sorry, it's not in the budget.” We don't need more foreign aid; what we need is domestic aid.

If Congress doesn't have money in the budget to keep things open and people working, then they shouldn't use our tax dollars for foreign aid — use it for domestic aid.

Maybe each member of Congress can donate one week of pay to a fund to help our own people.

Tim Schomer

Connellsville

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