A. Lauria: Elect a qualified team

I will be supporting Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on Nov. 6. I want to end the current administration’s march toward socialism. This nation needs a qualified team that understand how to create jobs and how to create and pass a balanced budget.

Maine is one of the only states that has a debt clock that is ticking backward; that should be shared with America. Everyone can see, on Main Street and at home, what four years of the Obama administration has done to this state and country. The fiscal, energy and foreign policies are in shambles. The Middle East is in flames, and on the West Coast, gasoline costs more than $4.50.

Washington says 7- 8 percent unemployment is success. Who are they trying to kid? Everyone knows better.

People need to go to the polls on Nov. 6 and elect candidates who will work for the public, not the other way around.

Amedeo J. Lauria, Sabattus

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Amedeo Lauria's picture


...first, thank you for your service.

I agree with you...if we became energy independent, something the left wants to stop, we would be paying ALOT less as well and could let the socialist countries melt down and they then lose someone to blame for their dispicable treatment of their own people.

The middle east could use a few less gold plated toiliets and indoor ski slopes and I would be glad to support anything that would keep our energy profits here; but the left stubbornly pursues windmills and light catchers at taxpayer expense.

BTW, Old Hugo pretty much bought the election down in Venezuela with energy and tax dollars; sound familiar.

I would believe you a lot more if you were an expat writing your missives from the third world telling us how great things are down there. Until then God Bless America!

General Eisenhower warned us of the military/industrial complex back in the 1950's and I agree that we have greedy folks who take advantage of our defense system for personal gain and they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law along with the elected officials who run cover for them.

Oh well, have to head for the pumps and put $60 worth of gas into my compact car, pay my $450 monthly oil bill and my $220 electricity bill; all because of this administration's failure to have a coherent energy policy.

RONALD RIML's picture

"If we became energy independent?"

Even if we were, we still exist in a world market. We'd still be selling our energy on the world market - and that's exactly what it would still cost our consumers. - Remember that we're a capitalist nation, free to trade.

So whether or not the left doesn't want us to become 'energy dependent' is besides the point. We merely can't accept 'Wild West' deregulation leading to:

Norman Mitchell's picture

Yes a March toward Socialism

Obama has told us we have to by a product or pay a fine isn't that a dictatorship this is totally unconstitutional !! Why cant people see how much power Obamacare gives the government ! Did you know it gives government the right to make electronic transfers from your bank account Did you know no cancer coverage after age 76 ! Or when you sell your home a 3% Obamabare Tax ! I could go one for ever about the so called affordable care act a ruse to take our freedom from us ! And as far as the price of Oil in our Country one big problem is we cant drill for it here and some wacko said we must burn our food ! Corn in the gas expensive lowers mileage and kills engines , also we have the largest coal reserves in the world ! Wow we could get this economy growing by leaps and bounds If the Liberals would just allow energy Independence ! Instead of funding special interest groups that supported his campaign like wind power !! Obama is a war monger did you know he has sent troupes to 75 country's Why did we invade Libya ?? So we could fight 3 wars ? We must stop this Obamanation !!!! I loved that Biden said they must extended the bush tax cuts for the middle class I though Bush was the problem Its been 4 years Its not Bushes fault !!! Under Obama the only decrease in unemployment is caused by their being less jobs to be had and people who have stopped looking for work !! Real unemployment is Over 14 % !
Rescission is when your neighbor loses his job ,depression is when you loose your job , Recovery will be when Obama loses his Job !!! Vote Mitt !!!!

RONALD RIML's picture

Norman - Caught you at another lie

Untrue!!! - "when you sell your home a 3% Obamabare Tax

Check out Snopes - they catch liars like you. - http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/realestate.asp

RONALD RIML's picture

Norman - We didn't 'Invade' Libya

On March 17, 2011 The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution endorsing a no-fly zone to halt government troops now around 100 km (60 miles) from Benghazi. It also authorised "all necessary measures" -- code for military action -- to protect civilians against Gaddafi's forces.

As the United States is a Treaty Signator to the United Nation, we are bound to abide by U.N. Resolution. Libya was not invaded.

Facts are pesky things, Norman - and you do not have the right to alter them - because you will be caught at it, and held to account for that.

Now where do you get your information? Do you simply make it up in your mind, or is somebody loading your head with crap.

RONALD RIML's picture

Gasoline costs more than $4.50 because of the

March toward Socialism??? That's 'market value' - Capitalism at work.

What Col. Lauria isn't telling us is that the price of gasoline in a truly Socialist Country, Venezuela, where the 'people' own the oil industry and means of production, is but a mere 9 cents gallon.

Our candidates are obviously working for the oil industry.

Some of our military have figured out that we have not always fought for freedom - unless it was to 'free' Iraqi oil.

Two-time Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, and the most highly decorated Marine of his time, Major General Smedley Butler wrote the expose War is a Racket! - he obviously had it figured out:

"“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”

? Smedley D. Butler, War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier

Norman Mitchell's picture

Capitalism at work.

Capitalism is what has created this great country of ours it works better than the socialist agenda that you support !! we are the most free people on the earth ! Why because our nation was founded on the capitalistic Ideal !! Ever read our constitution ? If you and your anti American buddy's want to live in a socialist Marxist country you are free to move to one ! Bet you wont that never happens they still come here why are people pouring over our boarder by the thousands why arnt they going to central and south America if its so great there as you say ? What oil did we get in Iraq ? A stretch of largely vacant federal lands in Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado may hold more recoverable oil than all the rest of the world put together ! and this is a fact So elect Romney and we will have America back !! We could have energy independence we have the means now just let the Marxist get out of the way ! Oh and have you ever hear of Audy Murphy the real Captain America I quote "And freedom is what America means to the world " or how about Alvin York and I quote "What we done in France we had to do. And some as done it, didn't come back. And that kind of thing ain't for buying and selling." I would like to remind you a people who fail to remember their past are doomed to repeat its mistakes !! Keep America free vote Romney !!!

RONALD RIML's picture

Norman, how are we the 'Most Free People on Earth?'

With our system of medical care, if an American falls ill to a catastrophic illness, there is a very good chance that he/she may end up losing their home and most of their property due to medical bills.

If a citizen of most other counties falls ill, their medical care is covered by minimal cost, and they are not in jeopardy of losing all that they have worked for.

That doesn't sound very 'free' to me. I happen to love the socialized medicine that the author of this letter - Col. Lauria and I are entitled to.

RONALD RIML's picture

So Norman

You write: "our nation was founded on the capitalistic Ideal !! Ever read our constitution "

So point out those parts of the Constitution which propound the "Capitalistic Ideal"

Norman Mitchell's picture


The whole thing is the Capitalistic Ideal freedom individual rights etc do you have any reading comprehension you are a waste of time

RONALD RIML's picture

Really? So you can't find it in there at all.......

Just what I thought, Norman.

You make stuff up to suit yourself.


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