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posted: 8/31/2014 5:01 AM

Federal intrusion has been Obama's legacy

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President Obama recently gloated that he no longer has to lie to the American public since he's not running for office, and his audience applauded and laughed rather than being shocked by that admission. After spending millions to suppress factual data about his childhood and adulthood, does this mean the president will now reveal the lies he told to become elected.

The president can now also gloat about his success in advancing the country toward socialism, now that the U.S. health care system has been replaced with socialized medicine in the form of Obamacare.

Parents and school officials are certainly best able to set education requirements for the community. Should the Department of Education be allowed to mandate Common Core curriculum and school lunch programs? A 200-pound football player needs the same calorie intake as a 90 pound inactive student -- what idiocy! Lets hope it's not too late to stop this federal intrusion where it is not necessary.

The president now has the opportunity to take steps to eliminate the so-called income inequality among citizens, one of his recently stated goals. The national debt, thanks to the $7 trillion added by the current administration, is $128,300 for each U.S. household, and deficit reduction is a necessity. Rather than reforming the new entitlement programs which have added subsidy to millions and millions of people, the middle class will have to bear the burden of reducing the deficit. The reason for this has been expressed on many Internet postings as: "the people who work for a living are outnumbered by the people who vote for a living."

Gary Sheffert

Arlington Heights

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