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83 and worried about tomorrow
I am writing about my thoughts about the condition I think the country is in: The U.S.A.
I joined the Navy Dec. 29, 1941, at 17 years of age to help defend our country. I believe about three days before the attack, Tokyo Rose was here to see President Roosevelt stating they wanted to be friends with us. At that time, they were headed for the Hawaiian Islands to attack us.
They were liars and could not be trusted. I was in the South Pacific for 20 months and would not turn my back on one to this very day.
Our national budget is $9 trillion and part of the money we borrow is from Japan. If we keep going as we are, they can take over part of the U.S. without firing a shot.
It is too bad that a small country like Japan can manage money so much better than the U.S., as big and prosperous as it is here.
Most of the people in this country buy their automobiles, tractors and earth moving equipment instead of buying ours. There should be a stop to this and keep our money and manufacturing in this country.
With this national debt as big as it is, what is going to the future generation? Im not going to be here long, but I worry about the young kids coming along.
Practically everything we have is manufactured in some other country. It is time we start looking after our own instead of trying to find a war to fight and lose men and women and also going into debt further.
Most of our presidents are in the oil business and are taking lives to get it. I understand a big part of our fuel comes from Canada and Mexico. There needs to be a change made in this country before it is too late, if its not already.
Young people getting married cant even afford to buy a home because of the high cost and this is a good country to live in, if it can be run right.
We need someone to run this country that is interested in the people here instead of the amount of money they can steal by being in offices they hold. This includes rebuilding the countries they fight and tear up and make millions of dollars doing it.
There has to be a change if it isnt already too late. I am 83-years-old and have seen a lot of mistakes made.
I have always owned an auto repair business and farmed. All of my tools, tractors and autos are U.S.-assembled.
Ernest H. Youderian