- The Washington Times - Monday, September 24, 2012

Either by brilliant design or just dumb luck, it’s all starting to come into crystal-clear focus. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was caught on a 4-month-old video admitting what almost every tax-contributing working person in America has been privately thinking for years: The nonworking freeloaders of society will protect their economic interests and vote to re-elect President Obama to keep the status-quo gravy train of government subsidies in place.

Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson recently produced a YouTube video that attempts to mobilize Mr. Obama’s most loyal base with a profanity-laced message to vote for Mr. Obama.

Thomas Jefferson once said, “Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” To the outstanding 53 percent of Americans who do contribute to the national fund, given Jefferson’s aforementioned quote, do we select the candidate whose primary goal is to expand his base to win re-election or the spectacularly successful businessman who wants to add to the list of contributors to the national fund?

With $16 trillion of national debt, does this country need more Obama freeloaders who need to be woken up, or do we need more people taken off the dole and put to work?

EUGENE R. DUNN

Medford, N.Y.