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Rick Farwell: On our children’s future

I agree with Sue Jeffrey in her letter that government overreach is a sad commentary on our time.

During my whole adult life, I have been a Christian and pro-life … that is until of late!

When the majority of young, minority and female voters continue to support more government, more budget deficits, more debt and more dependence, I now am pro-choice, i.e., Ms. Spencer, the Catholic.

If I were in the womb and could see what I see, namely, government debt plus unfunded entitlement promises (Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and public pensions) all estimated at $120 trillion and growing, I would support the abort.

Regarding the great recession of 2008, Wall Street capitalists did not cause it.

They were selling American real estate, which was in bubble territory (capitalism is what made America the No. 1 economy of the world.)

It was caused by financial advisors around the world encouraging clients to buy high.

Better to buy low — sell high.

The majority of our shallow electorate are victims of high-tech mind-gaming, manipulation and distractions and seem to care less about tomorrow and freedom.

While I can understand why some minority voters may support more government help, it is beyond me how young and female voters seem to care less about the future that they and children will be overwhelmed by!

As a retired financial advisor, veteran, father, grandfather and great grandfather, I am now overwhelmed beyond imagination.

Yes, Ms. Jeffrey, a sad commentary on our time and tomorrow for sure.

Rick Farwell lives in Penn Valley.

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