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From our readers

Editor:

The United States pays out over $12 billion dollars every year in non-military aid, according to figures I received from Representative Reid Ribble.

Meanwhile, other politicians, such as Representative Ryan, are seeking to reduce domestic programs such as Social Security and Medicare for seniors.

I am 65 years, my husband is 80, and we worked hard all our productive lives until we retired. Yet, our fixed retirement income of Social Security and pensions is just a few thousand above federal poverty level.

At a time when even the bare necessities of food and gas are outrageously priced and rising all the time, we seniors must forego most luxuries. But yet, we find that our government is now squandering our hard-earned tax dollars on aid to other countries.

Worse yet, the recipients are Pakistan, Afghanistan, Israel, Iraq and Egypt. These countries continue to engage in wars and violence, depriving their own people of their civil rights. Most of these countries could care less about fostering democracy, or using our money as it was intended.

When I pump gas at $4.14 a gallon into my vehicle or pay over $3 for a loaf of bread, I think of that $12 billion being wasted on hostile countries.

What is wrong with this picture?

Pat J. Godsey,

Amberg

Father’s Day

F - Faithful to his family and God

A - Always loving, kind and true

T - Talking, teaching, training

H - Humbly and happily too

E - Ever kind and caring

R - Ready to lend a helping hand.

That the kind of earthly father,

God had in His Great Plan.



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Thanks to Our Vets & Troops

Thanks to the men

and women like you

Who fought and still fight

For the Red, White and Blue.

Who sacrifice, to keep us free,

To give us peace and liberty.

Though things are rough

And discouraging too.

We salute our troops,

And the American flag too.

May you know there are

Many prayers offered for you.

For protection, your safety,

And your meeds to be met.

We thank God for your courage,

Your sacrifice and sweat.

So know you are loved

And appreciated too.

For your hardships and dedication,

May God truly bless and keep you.

Both poems by

Joyce Bedora

of Krakow


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