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November 29, 2012

Letters to the Editor Nov. 28, 2012

To the Editor:

I had hoped our Plainfield Town Council would have had better vision in utilizing the common space west of the Dairy Queen.

Surely we could have had a commons area that described Plainfield's important heritage in transportation with the old National Road and the Vandalia Railroad.

But the best idea our council could come up with was to relocate the Oasis Diner, the "aluminum room," to the center of Plainfield.

In my opinion, it is a bad idea! It might be time to let the 1950s go ... and the food there wasn't really that good anyway.

I'm with the minority of the board on this decision.

Larry Rudy

Plainfield

To the Editor:

With the re-election of President Obama and the fallout of his followers with their crowing, albeit very loudly, about its meaning, I don't believe the Republican Party could have done anything any different to ensure a Romney victory.

Some "pundits" on the left announced a "new America" was making its voice heard. I have to wonder if there's really anything "new" about it though. Socialism has been around for some time and that's what "Obamacare" amounts to.

While noble in its idealism, socialism simply hasn't worked, but some obviously believe it will here. The auto industry and Wall Street bailouts, along with the hit-and-miss Bush-style stimulus are also socialism.

And for the good points of "universal healthcare," there are as many horror stories from north of our border of Canadians traversing to the states for quicker doctor visits, some tired of waiting six to eight months to see one.

So the President wants to nationalize the economy and "redistribute the wealth." Others have done it and it doesn't work. Fifty-nine percent polled after the vote stated the economy was the biggest issue, yet a majority chose a novice over a proven economic success. That's a "new" kind of thinking?

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