Rotten inheritance

Dear Editor:I'm considering whether or not to put these words in my safety deposit box along with my living trust: Dear Child, Your father and I had hoped to leave you a good inheritance. We worked hard, saved, didn't live a lavish lifestyle, but, in the name of "change," a president was elected who redistributed our wealth. In order to do this he had to put the U.S. trillions of dollars in debt. In fact, so deeply in debt that the U.S. taxpayer had to pay almost $1 trillion in interest only. Since the U.S. didn't have enough money, they borrowed it from China and printed almost worthless money. Some tried to stop this but no one listened. I guess the only inheritance you, or generations after you, will receive is a horrendous debt. I'm so sorry. I do hope you will receive some of the redistribution of wealth, since there won't be many good jobs. Due to high taxes and global warming, most all jobs were sent to China and India. There was supposed to be Social Security for you, since you paid into it, but it is almost out of money. The one thing that might be helpful is that food prices should go down, since the alternative to gasoline, ethanol, was put in the gas tank, which made food very expensive. But now they realize that that was just another big government fiasco. The president took over the building of cars so that they would use less gas, if you could afford one. Probably, the most that gas will be needed in the U.S. is for the airplanes of President Obama, who flys to another state to sign bills, because there are still some states that don't adore him yet. Also, Mrs. Pelosi needs a bigger plane, and of course, Al Gore must have a plane to spread the "global warming" hoax. But don't give up hope. While the U.S. was dancing around the maypole of the 3G's (that being the great god "Green" previously called global warming), China was slurping up every gallon of fuel they could get and building up their military technology on our money. They surely will outsource some jobs back to the U.S. and the UN surely will feel sorry for you and help you. There is one thing though that bothers me. While the U.S. was so absorbed with the waterboarding of three terrorists (seven years after it happened) who had been involved in and were responsible for the killing of almost 3,000 U.S. citizens in New York, they sort of missed the development of nuclear missiles by North Korea and Iran. But if you treat them nicely, I'm sure they will take care of you. Please study history so you can recall the beautiful U.S. that once was, the U.S. that had free speech, the U.S. where people were responsible and didn't want everything free (socialism), people worked hard and earned a living, where people helped each other out of love for one another (not by government mandate), where we were once "one nation under God" (yes, you could speak His name and not fear the ACLU), where the separation of powers defined by the Constitution were followed and where documents of the Founding Fathers meant something. Then maybe you and others, if God permits, could be inspired to return to the once great nation that those seeking freedom established. I tried every way I could but no politician would listen and many others were lazy and lethargic until it was too late. - Elsa Van Leuven, Downey

********** Published: June 12, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 8

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