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Astounding politics

To the Editor:

When Speaker of the House John Boehner recently stated that he absolutely trusts President Barrack Obama and that he also agreed with the president that we do not have an immediate debt problem, the sound of conservatives’ jaws dropping was deafening.

The president has not told the truth on job creation, the unemployment numbers, cutting the deficit, the claims of Obamacare, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, transparency, bipartisanship, and class warfare – just to name a few. Why would Mr. Boehner believe he is now telling the truth?

Boehner and the president claim we have no immediate debt crisis when we, in fact, have $16 trillion in national debt, trillion-dollar budget deficits are far as the eye can see, over $15 trillion in worthless printed money, and $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. We borrow 40 cents of every dollar we spend. If the federal government was a private-sector business, they would have long since filed for bankruptcy.

Conservatives certainly can understand such statements coming from the mouth of the president, but can find no such justification coming from the mouth of Speaker Boehner. It smacks of naiveté, ignorance or collusion.

Does the president or Boehner actually believe what they are saying or believe that the electorate is ignorant, uncaring or just disinterested? While the liberal media, doting followers of the president, and progressives found such statements reassuring, conservatives found these statements simply astounding.

Ray Cziczo

Johnsburg

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