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Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 11:55 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

Oct. 31, 2012

To the editor:

The president of the United States of America should be a well-educated person with a foundation of solid experience and a foundation of love for God and people.

The two candidates for the 2012 USA presidential contest are qualified. Both are well educated with solid family backgrounds. President Barack Obama comes from experience as a teacher and public servant, while Mitt Romney comes from experience as a businessman and public servant. Both are Harvard University graduates. Obama graduated in the top his class with a law degree, while Romney received a joint juris doctorate and master’s of business administration degree from Harvard. An MBA from Harvard is a highly sought-after degree for business firms.

President Obama has a record of creating government deficits for the USA, while Gov. Romney has a record of eliminating deficits in the 2002 Winter Olympics and as governor of Massachusetts after the Olympics. The USA has an absolutely huge deficit of $16 trillion.

Problems are only solved if you have pertinent facts. The problems and facts are only identified and obtained after being on the job. Consequently, both candidates do flip flops on positions as new problems and facts arise.

The choice of the American people on Tuesday is either top-down government or top-down, bottom-up capitalism. In other words, the choice is between Obama’s public enterprise with free handouts and Romney’s private free enterprises with profit motives and biting the bullet on deficits.

A socialistic system of government is not what the U.S. needs; a democratic system is needed with emphasis on private property rather than public property. In summary, the choice on Tuesday is between “free handouts” and “biting the bullet.” Free handouts are easy in the short-run, while biting the bullet may be hard now but be wise in the long-run if the American dollar is to keep its value and to survive as a national and international currency.

I want to “bite the bullet.” Democracy and capitalism are the answer. I believe Mitt Romney, as a businessman, is a better choice now for America.

Henry Wichmann Jr.

Fairbanks

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