ARTHUR SCHROEDER: Politicians need to put aside differences, think of the people

TO THE EDITOR:

This is my first letter to the editor, but I guess it is about time. I would like to talk about a few things that have been on my mind, and I suspect on other people’s minds too.

First off, I am not a Republican or a Democrat. I vote for the person. This last election, we voted in a lot of new people to run our government. All the parties want to do is argue between themselves. They need to work together to get this country out of the mess we are in. The blame is on both parties.

The GOP want to run against Obama, but it looks like Obama is still the best choice. We don’t like a lot of things Obama is doing but … Obama got Bin Laden. He got our troops out of a senseless war in Iraq, which our former president got us into. He also bailed out GM and Chrysler, which a lot of people thought should not be done. We all know how Michigan existed on the car industry. Actually, many other states relied on the auto industry also.

If you can’t see what shape Michigan and many other states would be in without the bailout, you have been living with your head stuck in the sand. I owned my own truck in the ’90s, and I delivered auto parts from small shops all over the United States to big automotive manufacturers. I can tell you there are thousands of shops that rely on the car industry. Right now, what we need is for our politicians to get along together and start thinking of the American people instead of themselves.

Oh, to go back to the ’50s and ’60s, the best time to grow up in these United States.

As a Pioneer guest columnist would end his column: ‘Nuff said.

Arthur Schroeder

Big Rapids

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