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September 26, 2012

News and Tribune letters: Sept. 26, 2012

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — Writer says look at facts of the election

A very long time ago, in my younger days — playing basketball in an amateur league I scored 38 points in one game.

Of course, if I were using Paul Ryan’s math, I’d say I scored 76-100  points in one game.

If we can’t trust Paul Ryan to tell the truth about his marathon time —  we certainly can’t trust him to tell the truth about his Medicare plan, his budget plan or his tax plan.

Truth is, his Medicare plan would cost many seniors an extra $6,400 a year, his tax plan would let Mitt Romney pay less than 1 percent, and his budget numbers simply don’t add up.

President Obama does not get to make up numbers just because they sound better in a press release. He is trying to keep Medicare intact for future generations. He is trying to create jobs and keep families in their homes. He is trying to keep an economy on the long road to recovery.

I only deal with facts. And in this election, the American people have a choice: Do you want to elect President Obama devoted to finding real solutions, or to a candidate who would rather subscribe to flawed policies based on Ryan math and failed policies of the past.

I know who I want as my president. That’s why I’m fighting to make a difference all across the country with my web sites, email and knocking on doors.

No matter what he says, Paul Ryan has never run a marathon as fast as he lied about. And no matter what he says in this campaign, you should not let him run away from the truth. An example is their lies on Obamacare, medicare and economic recovery. Have you ever heard Romney/Ryan say Obama has created private sector jobs 30 months in a row for a total of 4.6 million jobs. Nope.  

Have you ever heard a Republican say one good thing Obama has done during his presidency? Nope. Only lies and distortions. Hell, they don’t even give him credit for getting bin Laden. Republicans could not do it in eight years and even gave up on getting the mastermind of 9/11.

All you should be concerned about this election is to make your choice on facts. No opinions or ideology but actual factual information. And the facts are: WE ARE MUCH BETTER OFF TODAY THAN IN 2008.

— Ray Beaufait, of Charlestown

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