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‘Granny over the cliff’ just doesn’t work

‘Granny over the cliff’ just doesn’t work

To the Editor: You have to laugh at the way liberals in the news portray the big bad Republicans. They are all anarchists and should be put in a basket of deplorables. Well that is just a bunch of, to put it lightly, male cow patties. 

The front page of The Smokey Mountain New proclaims ‘House Republicans eye cuts entitlement programs!” Oh my God, we are doomed. How dare those dastardly Republicans try to shove granny over the cliff by cutting spending. I’ve been on Social Security and Medicare for 12 years and never had any benefits cut. The election is days away, let’s try to sway the vote by scaring people more than we already are. 

These so called “entitlements” are not my entitlements because I paid taxes on my wages ever since I was 16 years old and so did my employers. The people who are getting entitlements are the ones coming here illegally and getting free cell phones, free health care, food stamps and the like. No, I’m not a racist! Foreigners come here all the time from other countries and I welcome them, just don’t come here illegally and with your hand out. 

So I say to staff writers at SMN, “I ain’t skeered.” I voted early and I voted for the people with common sense and they were not the party of our current mindless President. Listen, history shows Democrats spend spend spend and Republicans have to go behind them and have to cut cut cut. 

Dennis Ford 


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