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posted: 8/30/2012 5:00 AM

Democrats bent on more spending

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I find it rather ironic that on the front page in a very cogent and well-written article the Herald was explaining that Medicare and Social Security are in dire straits because expenditures greatly exceed income, but on the editorial page we were assured by none other than Sen. Dick Durbin that the Democrats' slogan "Don't Worry, Be Happy" is still working. He postulates that everything is OK with the world as long as we keep electing Democrats and stop those nasty Republicans from "destroying" Medicare and Social Security. I don't know if he is oblivious to facts or if he is just whistling past the graveyard.

Paul Ryan has suggested some ideas to Congress, but the Obamas and Durbins tell everyone that the Republicans are going to throw Grandma into the street. If immaturity and irresponsibility were for sale, the Democrats would be first in line and own it all. One only has to look at Spain, Portugal and Italy so see the direction to which the U.S. is headed. If we don't stop spending more than we have, this country will be as bankrupt as Europe.

Bob Lowth

Arlington Heights

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