Pella Chronicle

Letters to the editor

October 12, 2012

Writer supports Romney

Pella — To the editor,

I’m supporting Mitt Romney for President of the United States.  Romney’s stellar performance at the first presidential debate proved he has the ideas, the character and the demeanor to lead this nation.  Obama, by contrast, was peevish and seemed lost without his teleprompter.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan know how a free economy works.  They’ll work with job creators rather than against them.  Romney understands the federal deficit is a danger to our future.  He has plans to reduce it.  Obama and the Democrats have no credible plan and seemingly do not care.  Medicare concerns me, too.  I want it to be there when I enroll a few years from now.  That’s why I back Paul Ryan’s plan to save Medicare.  Ryan’s plan makes no changes for today’s seniors, and for younger people Medicare will be more like the health insurance they had – and were satisfied with – while they were working.  Republican changes to Medicare are preferable to Democrats’ crash-and-burn strategy which refuses to change anything.  Romney will implement an all-of-the-above energy policy rather than continue dumping billions every year down the green energy rat hole.  And I like the fact that Romney will restore “peace through strength” to American foreign policy.  Obama’s bow-and-scrape approach has yielded no benefits.

At the state level, Pella and Oskaloosa can change the course of Iowa by electing Ken Roozeboom to the Iowa senate.  Both Ken and his opponent, Tim Tripp, are good men.  But electing Tim would perpetuate the gridlock in Des Moines.  For two years the Democrat-controlled senate has repeatedly obstructed the governor, the House of Representatives and the people of Iowa.  Electing Ken Roozeboom as our senator clears that roadblock.  We know how to move Iowa forward.  We do so with education reform, property tax reform, regulatory reform, restoring the definition of marriage, and having state employees pay part of their health insurance, to name a few.

Finally, I urge your readers to vote no on the retention of David Wiggins for the Iowa Supreme Court.  The constitution of Iowa lets voters decide, for any reason, whether a judge should be retained.  Don’t let left-wingers bully you; defend your values with all the powers the constitution gives you.  Iowa lawyers gave Wiggins the second-lowest rating of all judges up for retention this year.  That’s telling.  The justices who replaced the three judges ousted two years ago received approval ratings of 93-96%.  Wiggins received less than 64% approval.  Let’s give Governor Branstad the opportunity to appoint another high-quality justice by ousting the low-rated Wiggins.     

My hope for positive change starts with Mitt Romney, Ken Roozeboom and no Wiggins.      

 

Lyle Horman

Pella

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