Your Views for October 3


Internal threat

The terrorists want to shut America down. Congress beat them to it.

Brian Ingalls

Keaau

About Obamacare

Jesus believed in free health care.

Michael Tillo

Pahoa

Need new blood

We can’t fire them politicians (House, Senate and president), as much as we’d like to, but we can VOTE THEM ALL OUT!

We need to remember their childish behavior and how overpaid they are with benefits, all on us.

Jesse Ventura said it (“Piers Morgan Live,” Oct. 1), time to vote out all the Republicans and Democrats and bring in new blood. It’s time for big change. It’s our government; we need to take back our power. The only way to do this is by voting. Regardless of the person, we need to vote the parties out. Vote anything but “R&D.”

Lee and Dino Venard

Hilo

Debt insanity

If Congress doesn’t come to its senses pretty soon, the U.S. economy is in trouble. At the heart of the problem is the tremendous national debt. The Tea Party Republicans’ solution to the debt problem is to cut government programs at all costs, rather than raise the debt limit. This is the reason for the current federal government shutdown.

When the U.S. government runs out of money on Oct. 17, it won’t be able to service its debt obligations. This will cause a devaluation of the U.S. dollar globally and will worsen the economy nationally. Aggravating the economic problem will be all the unemployment caused by laying off federal employees.

Raising the debt ceiling, however, would be only a temporary fix on a much deeper problem. The problem stems from Congress not doing its constitutional job of money creation. This job was passed over to the consortium of private banks known as the Federal Reserve Bank in 1913, with the passage of the Federal Reserve Act.

One sensible solution is to have Congress authorize the U.S. Mint to create sufficient treasury notes to balance the budget. Treasury notes, unlike treasury bills, are debt free legal tender. This way the debt ceiling wouldn’t have to be raised and government programs wouldn’t have to be cut. Also, the present practice of borrowing more money to service the national debt is insane. Debt-free treasury notes could also be used to pay off the national debt — not increase it.

Herbert Dorsey

Pahoa

 

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