Letters to the Editor

Candidates missing the big issues

Here we go again, electing people to our Senate and House without anyone saying what they will do about the following conditions:

Rework the retirement pay system for congressmen. No longer allow them to continue such high retirement pay and medical benefits. Let them enjoy only what the rest of us are allowed under Medicare and Tricare or other alternatives they are willing to join.

Term limits should be established

Drug testing should be conducted on people who receive unemployment compensation

Excess profits tax should be enforced

Our returning servicemen should be given the job of guarding our nation’s borders as well as helping legal immigration.

We are drifting away from a truly democratic society into a morass of greed. All of our citizens should benefit from our success or our downturns, whichever should occur. Wake up, America.

The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.