Entitlements – Opinion

Like Russ Colombo of Spring Hill (“Entitlements” Your Views Jan. 7, 2012) I am a card-carrying Republican and believe in the American social values inherent in self-reliance.

I just don’t believe that for-profit insurance companies and for-profit investment companies are necessarily the best stewards of my money or this nation’s safety nets.

There is no security in having your medical claims arbitrarily denied or watching your 401K disappear.

What of those who cannot contribute?

As a believer in the brotherhood of man as taught by Jesus, Buddha and Mohammad, I completely agree with Mr. Colombo that we need to work together as a nation to identify the underlying causes of unemployment, hunger, illness and poverty in order to develop long-terms solutions.

Let’s start by first all agreeing to be kind to one another and make no fuss about it.

So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.  – Luke 17:10

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen


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