Letter: Dems forget words of JFK

Years ago Democrat President John F Kennedy said, “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Today things have changed radically. Much of the Democrat electorate depends on the taxpayers of this country to support them and give them free stuff. The benefits of receiving government checks have come to the point where for many, the unearned check is greater than the money the person could earn at many jobs.

Many business also look to the government for income. We have the shysters like the Solyndra’s selling a bill of goods to gullible Congressmen who are eager to impress constituents with support for projects which are environmentally friendly for votes. Most of these projects are destined to fail after the government money is looted. This goes on over and over again in city, state and nationally.

Today we see the bait of taxpayer money being dangled in front of students as free college for votes. Bernie and Hillary are in a race to see who can offer the most from the federal treasury. People want free health care paid for by the work of others.

Over the past seven years the national debt has nearly doubled. Our yearly deficit is equal to our GDP and adds to the national debt. The GDP is the total monetary value of all goods and services produced in this country by more than 320 million people in one year. Not many years ago the yearly deficit was 60 percent of the yearly GDP. We owe more than we are worth. The Democrats have forgotten the words of John F Kennedy.

— Phillip C Sellati, Lima