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Show support with check

Have you seen the “Support Our Troops” automobile magnetic stickers? As a vet (college ROTC, two years active duty, six years reserves, Korean G.I. Bill college) I applaud this show of support.

As our nation prepares to invade Syria, North Korea, Iran or … Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says we don’t have the army we need. Because of insufficient armored vehicles, body armor, night vision goggles, etc., 1,500 young Americans have died. They need and deserve this equipment now.

But there’s a problem. Our country is broke! Busted flat! We’re $8 trillion in debt (that’s about $26,000 that each one of us owes). We’re so broke we had to borrow the extra $300 billion for war from foreigners.

Here’s the solution. The $300 billion works out to about $1,000 apiece. So to really show your support for these wars and our troops, please send your family’s check ($1,000 for each family member) to the White House by Friday.

If you can’t or won’t support our troops by sending your check, would you please remove your magnetic sign from your auto immediately.

Laurence Kaufman

Nevada City

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