Letter: Socialist economy a step backward for country

Sitting at the kitchen table, the day dawned bright and cold. Watching CNBC (Jan. 2) it became clear that the declining stock market was simply folks taking profits after a good run last year, thus offsetting taxes into the new year. There is this false sense among the youth and the liberals that the future looks good.

Looking at the bright sun reflecting off the fresh snow, I began to think of years past when in my opinion the future looked brighter. As we slide further into a socialist, centrally planned society, I regret what my grandchildren will have to endure.

The young adults of my day took control of their lives and responsibilities to become self-sufficient and build a better future and earn a bigger piece of the pie. Today’s youth, like that in most of Europe and communist countries like Cuba, spend their efforts trying to get a bigger piece of the government pie. They ask for everything from free birth control to free college to free food stamps and rent.

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