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Losing faith in government

Recently I was reading online news and realized how untrusting I have become about our government. What caught my attention was that 40,000 prescription drug claims per hour were being filled by the new Medicare Drug Plan.

My first thought was, “That’s impossible.” The second was, “How did I know it wasn’t true.”

It got me thinking. How can we believe our government after all the stories and lies that have been uncovered?

It’s the same with the Internet. With a little searching, one can find out about anything, but how does one know what’s found is true?

Unless a Web site, government official, or news organization provides sources of their stories, one can only go on how much one trusts them. Trust is determined by the history one has with them.

That’s why I don’t trust our government. For nearly 40 years I have seen story after story proven to be lies.

What can be done?

Check the facts with several sources and learn who is supporting them and their sources.

One can still never be sure. It’s a sad state we are in and it’s because our government has lied to us so often.

John Button

Nevada City

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