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Letter to the editor: Politicians need to pay attention to the real issues

I sit here at my desk at the Ski Run Marina, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. I have just digested all of the topics that were brought up at our many debates. What I got out of them was just a lot of dreams and pretty pictures. They speak of laws, guidelines, promises, dreams, predictions and a better way of life. In reality, the value of ours can be measured in pennies. I would have never believed that you would have needed a bushel basket of dollars to receive an equal amount of groceries. I look out my window and I see the price of a glalon of gas at a cut-rate station for $4.39. I remember all of the topics and “wows” that were discussed at the debates. Not one of the candidates ever mentioned the existence of the largest cancer that we all have hanging over our heads: The U.S.-owned and foreign oil companies. We have a policy regarding monopolies, which do not exist, a watchdog committee and an oversight committee, which means nothing. You wonder who is reponsible for these policies.

I am 81 years old and I look back and realize that the very strength of this nation lies in the success of small business. Today, this is a vanishing dream. I feel very lucky that I will not live long enough to see this final outcome.

My final message to all of you elected politicians is that you do not have a job to retire on, but a trust and an honor to perform. Our existence lies in your hands, also the future of this nation.

Dean Lockwood

Zephyr Cove, Nev.

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