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Your Views: Do not blame Ryan; blame Senate Democrats

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November 18, 2013

It appears a civics lesson is in order for some. For the past four years, Paul Ryan, as chairman of the House Budget Committee, has passed a budget. The Senate, controlled by Democrats, has refused. The continuing resolutions to fund the government are only necessary because there hasn’t been a budget agreement.

The spending has to be controlled in Washington, or we will lose our choices, freedom and liberty. It has already begun. Our choices are being dictated more and more by the government, and we are losing more and more of our freedom.

We need strong leaders in Washington who understand that more government is not the solution to anything. Ryan understands what hangs in the balance right now.

Ryan cares about people truly in need and believes our country needs to help those who can’t help themselves. However, we have made it too easy and profitable for some to become dependent and lose the initiative to reach their full potential.

It appears clear that President Obama is trying to get the majority of our friends and neighbors dependent on the government with more takers than makers. The future of our country is at risk if something isn’t done to increase personal responsibility, which increases each individual’s potential.

C.S. Lewis says it so well: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” The slippery slope has begun!

JAN DETERS

Janesville



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