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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 2:05 pm

Editor:

Italo J. Zarate writes interesting and often entertaining letters.

FDR the greatest president? He pushed for Social Security with a promise that it would never cost an employee more than a 1 percent deduction. And in today’s society and culture he definitely would be seen as socialist.

His multiple terms were the reason for presidential term limits. He knowingly or unwittingly made millions dependent on Social Security. Now we might find cause to see it as one of the greatest Ponzi schemes in history.

To his credit, he could not have anticipated that technology would reduce input to the degree that is causing the drastic reductions in total contributions and making SS unsustainable.

Today we have a president who espouses socialistic programs like forcing insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions. Imagine forcing auto insurers to cover cars with pre-existing damage. A folly and, in addition, it would be cheaper for employers to pay the fine rather than to continue current insurance coverage.

We have a president who bows to Arab royalty and others and projects an aura of subservience.

It is evident that Italo would never vote or say anything good unless it was to a Democrat a la Cantu, a la Limas. As an Independent I vote for the person I perceive is the best for the job and not as a partisan.

Independents should be allowed to vote cross-party in both primary and general elections for really democratic elections.

Obama, when inaugurated, had Democrats in control of both the House and the Senate and could not have a budget passed. He had a speaker who uttered that the health bill had to be passed so that we could see what is in it. Smart huh? But he got us in a $15 trillion deficit that can never be repaid to China until it taxes down to our grandchildren.

Why does Obama want four more years? Simple! To get us as near to a Hugo Chavez-style government as possible.

E. Robert Bossé

Brownsville

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