LETTER: What's a 'service'?

The letter writer who suggests we not use government services is confused about those who criticize government, thinking they believ
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

The letter writer who suggests we not use government services is confused about those who criticize government, thinking they believe in no government.

Instead, the critics object to government as the cause of our problems. It was Congress that decided to ship our jobs to Mexico and to China. They did it for campaign donors, entirely in self interest. Now we have Senators George Voinovich, Sherrod Brown and especially ex- Senator Mike DeWine to blame for this country losing 500,000 jobs a month. Yet, the letter lady claims that we have the choice of not using their services. How? They're all corrupt. Both parties.

Congress decided everyone must own a home, regardless of their income level. So they told the banks to look the other way and give home loans to people with no down-payment and people without verified income. That caused the sub-prime melt-down, which, in combination with the global economy, has put our entire financial structure at risk and nearly created a depression. The current administration is pretending that more bank regulations are necessary, as if it were legal to grant a bogus loan before.

Government also wants to take over the best health care system in the world to "reform" it. I wonder why. Government also wants to create a massive Cap and Trade mechanism to siphon more money into the treasury and radically increase our heating and electrical expenses. These are government "services" that no one wants but we may be forced to accept if we don't complain and complain loudly.

No one objects to government. We only object to bad government, which there is, these days, in abundance.

Carl R. Goodwin

Norwalk