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Letter: Free market is the only thing that works

Posted: September 21, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: September 21, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Carole Lutness had a usual rant about how great the progressive agenda can be (“How McKeon can help balance budget,” Sept. 17).

I am surprised that The Signal would run these letters as they are just more of the same tired nonsense.

We have 200 years of history. The world has more of the same. Socialism doesn’t work. Period.

An example: The War on Poverty was supposed to end the plight of the poor, but to date they are worse off than before with rampant unemployment, high crime and living conditions that are far from the middle class.

Carole Lutness wants the rich to pay their fair share, whatever that is. To increase the tax burden on the wealthy is the same as taking gasoline from an engine and then expecting it to run.

Socialism is a foolish pipe dream in which these people substitute hard work and sacrifice for dreams of a false utopia. This hurts people.

What works — and this is the only thing that works — is for the free market to be allowed to function. People on their own are far more productive than any government agency can be.

Medicare is riddled with fraud and mismanagement. Paperwork is beyond comprehension. If this was turned over to private business, you would see a streamlining of process and the total cost of the program would go down.

Now that would be utopia.

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