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May 22, 2012

Letters to the Editor: 05/22/2012

It's clear what's wrong

What's wrong in America:

When a politician talks about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 per-plate fundraiser.

When people who believe in balancing the federal budget and governing by the Constitution are reviled and called "dangerous extremists."

When we have laws protecting animals but allow killing human fetuses.

When the rich, who pay approximately 86 percent of all income tax, are accused of "not paying their fair share" by people who don't pay any income tax at all.

When the two people most responsible for our tax code, namely the head of our Treasury Department, Tim Geitner, and former leader of the Ways and Means Committee, Charles Rangle, both turned out to have not paid their full taxes and were in favor of higher taxes.

When terrorists kill innocent citizens in the name of Allah and the media is concerned Muslims may be harmed by backlash.

I think it is obvious that something is very wrong in America, and it is clear what that something is. It is the out of control downward slide of change we are on.

David Smiddy

Lake Leelanau

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