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July 6, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Honor our soldiers with better pay

I write this on the Fourth of July and I am so grateful to all our military for the sacrifices they have made to make our country what it is today.

I think our military should have better pay and benefits for all they do for us. Our government is having a problem balancing the budget, and yet it decides to provide $1.3 billion in aid for Turkey now?

The part we play in world affairs should depend on what we do for our own people first. We have too many lost jobs and lost homes. Too many homeless. Too many worries about Social Security. And certainly too many soldiers returning home to no jobs or to inadequate medical care. How did we let this happen? I am proud to be an American but have a heavy heart for all our own oppressed.

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