October 13, 1993

Readers' Views

Enquirer Editorial Page

Dear Editor:

After discerning President Clinton's policies, it became quite evident that the man is a socialist. However, I had trouble trying to figure out why a socialist would support a free trade agreement such as NAFTA. But now the answer seems obvious. He (incorrectly) believes that NAFTA will be bad for the U.S. economy.  This is just part of his socialistic plan. Let's take a closer look at what he has done so far.

  1. He hit the (already weak) economy with the biggest tax increase in the history of the world. And to add insult to injury, he made it retroactive to when George Bush was president. It is my understanding that every major tax increase in the history of this country has been followed by a recession. Higher taxes equate to smaller paychecks. It is quite logical that when people have less money to spend and/or invest, fewer goods and services need to be produced.  Obviously, fewer employees are required and into recession we go. A recession means that more people will lose their jobs and health insurance and become dependent on the government.
  2. He is pushing for NAFTA which is causing fear for many people that they too will loose their jobs and health insurance and become dependent on the government.
  3. He has now succeeded in creating a situation where a large number of people are living in fear of loosing their jobs and health insurance and becoming dependent on the government. Therefore, the presidential duo proposes to nationalize the health care industry, guaranteeing everyone health insurance and guaranteeing that everyone will be dependent on the government.

The Clinton plan is quit simple yet brilliant:  Create enough fear and instability that the American people will demand that the government repress the free market and provide economic safety and protection.

Have I mentioned the words dependency and socialism yet?


John E. Becker