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‘We are in the process of losing the last shred of the independence for which our ancestors risked their lives.’ 6565

Citizen Staff Writer



The story: President Obama is an egomaniac who mistakenly believes that he can fund his socialist agenda by taxing the rich. Or so conservative columnist Linda Chavez contends.

Your take: Obama’s new deal is a bad deal for the Citizen’s online community, which foresees a disaster brewing – universal (and universally bad) health care, Second Amendment restrictions and a sinister one-world government. Or that’s what you read on some Web sites. Some representative comments:

• “I really want to see the look on patients’ faces when they start passing around used bed pans, or require family members to . . . feed loved ones because of nursing shortages.” 4287

• “You’ll be able to own a gun (only) when you subject yourself to home inspection at any time.” blythechris

• “(Former Secretary of State Henry) Kissinger will be heading a meeting . . . of all the financial gurus of the free world to discuss the possibility of establishing the New World Order to solve the world financial crisis.” mustberight

• “If you throw out the ‘riffraff’ derelicts who voted for Obama, the man lost by a landslide.” KCSilvercloud

• “Clinton as well as Bush I and Reagan all contributed to the mortgage mess by easing regulation on derivatives and government-backed securities.” gdub

• “Chavez . . . your brood had 12 years of absolute power. Open your eyes and see we are bankrupt. (Now) someone comes along and has the guts to change things . . . . It’s a new game in town.” titomilo

• “One of my first jobs was teaching in a school built by the (Works Progress Administration). I’ve seen countless dams built by the WPA, I walk across sidewalks bearing the WPA logo, and who knows how many other things . . . built by the “evil and wasteful” government during the New Deal. Those few examples seem like a damn good deal to me.” az cactus

• “Obama is a person who is finally trying to have government behave the way it should, with equality and compassion for all.” Old Bob

Help wanted

Omahared, responding to Citizen Staff Writer Ryn Gargulinski’s lament about having to find a new job: “I hear the Secretary of Commerce job will be opening yet again.”

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