Government, get out of the way

Published 8:54 pm Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I attended Sanford Bishop’s town hall meeting and concluded very quickly that Mr. Bishop was a liar.

He stated he was there to listen and he represented his constituents. It became very clear that he was there to push the health care reform. After giving him 45 minutes, the 500 plus attendance demanded that he listen and answer questions.

I only saw four people that I could identify that was for the reform but will conservatively say about 90 percent of the 500-plus people in attendance were against any government reform. It was very obvious that he did not want to listen but rather preach the health reform that he will vote for. He is neither our man nor his own man. He is a mere Obama/Pelosi puppet. I truly hope that we will cut those strings at the next election.

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We need Mr. Bishop, and all representatives, to understand the saying “I’m from the government and I’m here to help” is scarier now that we have watched in amazement of how the government can mismanage business.

Government does not manage well. We want (need) the government to back out of the public sector and be a representative of the people by protecting our borders, keeping our military strong and give the American people an environment where our businesses will flourish. When private businesses flourish we expand and put people to work and provide the means to get health insurance. When government interferes with the business cycle it defeats the free capitalist system we have and puts more people in the welfare line. Private industry jobs provide the American people the ability to care for our families with dignity and pride instead of with government handouts.

I pray that the message gets back to Washington that we want smaller government and less people employed by the government and more people employed by the private sector. This will do more for the American people’s pride than anything the government can dream up with health care. Define the 2 to 3 percent of the current health care system that does do well, and we can fix it in the private sector by putting people to work.

Regards,Michael D. BarberBainbridge, Ga.