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My teachers used to tell me not to tell lies. I wonder if exaggerations, distortions and disingenuous statements are somewhat abbreviations of what my teacher called lies? In trying to be proper with respect to the leaders of this great nation, I have been calling some of their statements and claims merely disingenuous, when in fact they are lies.

A good number of the liberals who send letters to the Post Independent comment on Fox News as being full of lies. However, I have never read where these liberals actually identified those so-called lies.

Try listening to Neil Cavuto, Bret Baier and Shepard Smith on Fox News. They give the facts, along with some suppositions. I would not blame anyone who avoids listening to Bill O’Reilly (Mr. Rude) or Sean Hannity.



CNN is not too bad, but those who tuned in to CNN on Aug. 13 would have gotten an earful from Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., about how trickle-down economics never worked. It seemed to have done very well under President Reagan and even somewhat under President Clinton. Van Hollen also said that the highest deficit was under President Bush. Is that a lie or just a mistake?

During that same program, Barack Obama approved an ad stating that Mitt Romney made $20 million in 2010 and paid only $2.8 million in taxes. What? Harry Reid said Romney had not paid any taxes for the past 10 years. That team better get their lies straight.



Liberals should keep listening to Ed Schultz. Now that’s where you can keep up with the distortions and exaggerations (and some lies to keep your hearts beating) prevalent in Barack Obama’s advertisements. Congressman Reid and President Obama, what a team.

Dick Fitzgerald

Carbondale

On page A6 of the Saturday, Aug. 18, Post Independent, under the State News Briefs section, a short, three-paragraph story tells of the rising unemployment rate here in Colorado. We have now reached the national average of 8.3 percent. With construction here in the valley still slow, why did our school officials award the construction of the Stubler Memorial Field bleachers to an Austin, Texas, contractor?

The front page of the same newspaper has a picture of men working on the field bleachers, naming the contractors as AC Construction of Austin, Texas. I can’t believe that a local construction company could not be found to do the work at a competitive price. The district tax payers deserve an explanation from those responsible for making this decision.

Norm Shroll

Glenwood Springs

Mitt Romney totally missed his chance to select a true religious conservative running mate. He should have selected Tim Tebow!

Carl Heck

Aspen


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