Letters to the Editor

Not all polls are true; Occupiers are a problem

A short rebuttal to the recent letter rebutting my Nov. 5 letter. I know we live in the same country and I feel we are all entitled to our own opinions.

As far as the Quinnipiac poll is concerned, they usually get it right. Polls are good, but they must be true.

Having been in politics a long time, I know this is not always the case. I do think we have very intelligent people in our country and we don’t need to be governed by polls.

Talk about big spenders. I know many will agree that Obama has taken over first chair on that one.

Check the debt lately? Even the state of Florida has a “balanced budget amendment” which our legislators adhere to diligently.

The “Occupiers” are a problem. Now they say they are not political. Then what is all this for?

If they are working people as you say, why aren’t they working?

Could it be they are part of the 9-plus percent unemployed as well as students worried about paying back their loans?

They are also using the best the electronic world has to offer.

Some are definitely leaning to the socialist trend. I always remember what Margaret Thatcher said: “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

Their actions have also been condoned by our president.

I just heard the president say “We can’t wait” (again), and called the people of the United States “lazy.” Well, Mr. President, we can’t wait either.

Having lived in many foreign lands, I would not trade this country for any of them. I know all Americans know what is wrong, not with our country, but with our leadership.

Again, I say, “We will rectify that on Nov. 6, 2012.”

Joan Shirey

East Manatee