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posted: 11/1/2013 7:06 PM

Hypocrisy abounds in government

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There he goes again. Mr. Prescott (Oct. 13), unable to articulate a calm reasoned response to issues of the day, continues to resort to name calling and conjuring up imaginary scenes. This is another attempt to buttress a twisted view of events.

Insofar as churchgoers are concerned, they contribute hundreds of millions of dollars a year to charities that run hospitals, missions for the poor (foreign and domestic), etc.

Mr. Prescott needs to study the Constitution. He should know that all bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives. Since many Americans favor eliminating Obamacare, then it is entirely appropriate, and constitutional, for the House not to fund it (Article. 1, Section. 7).

Concerning hypocrisy, one could say that it would seem strange to vote for Democrats that allow the Department of Justice to run the "Fast and Furious" gun running operation into Mexico that resulted in the deaths of many people there and a U.S. border agent; using park rangers to prevent World War II veterans in wheelchairs from attending their own open air World War II Memorial; but sending no one (not even park rangers) to help those four brave Americans who gave their lives defending our embassy in Benghazi. Mr. Prescott in his search for hypocrisy need only look in the mirror.

Joseph Helsing

South Barrington

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