Federal government has no money for health care

Published: November 30, 2012

Joe Womastek (Your Views, Nov. 24) said Gov. Mary Fallin lacks leadership because she turned down $54 million in federal money for health care. I say it was a brilliant move. The federal government has no money. It's $16 trillion in debt. If Washington wants more money, it'll have to come out of our pockets or it will have to be printed or it will have to be borrowed from China. All of these alternatives hurt this country now and later.

We don't need to borrow. We don't need inflation. We need to eliminate a bunch of useless government. Government, in and of itself, produces nothing. It only tells us what we can and can't do. And, it's paid very well for doing that! The big question is this: How do you tell government to fire itself?

Rich MacMillan Shawnee