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Letter: He Keeps Fooling Americans

To the Editor:

The news today is full of the fact that the rate charged on student loans is set to double. Didn’t the president promise that student loan rates would go down if he got his way and the federal government was able to manage those loans? He did.

The news is also full of the fact that medical insurance rates may climb dramatically, double and more. Didn’t the president promise that these rates would go down by almost $2,000 a year if his health reform bill passed? He did.

The news is full of the fact that millions will not be able to afford health insurance. Didn’t the president claim his health care reform bill would extend health care to millions of Americans? He did.

The news is frequently full of the fact that one or another promise has been broken. “Our institutions aren’t listening to you or watching you, or denying your rights to form tax-free organizations. They’re working hard on restoring our reputation in the world, or creating jobs, or paying off the debt, or ...” well, you get the point.

It makes you wonder, fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me on many occasions, what does that make us?

J. Cheston M. Newbold

Cornish