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ALFORD: 'Sick’ Obamacare will Die of Natural Causes by 2014

Harry C. Alford | 10/30/2013, 3 p.m.
There has never been a political climate like this in modern times. We are now in an era of constant ...
Harry C. Alford

The above just isn’t stuff that depresses us. It is a serious threat to our national security. Our rival powers such as Russia, China, India, etc. are looking at our loony style of management. They see it as a weakness. The world is like a school yard. The stronger nations will bully and exploit the weak ones. While their military budgets are noticeably increasing, ours is stagnant or decreasing. Russia alone is increasing its military by more than 93 percent. What is on the mind of President Vladimir Putin? There is a precedent. When Japan decided to go to war with the nation around it, their spies came to the United States. They watched our military training exercises. They noticed at Fort Polk, La. that our soldiers trained with broom sticks instead of rifles.That’s how small our military budget was. They figured that we could be whipped. They were wrong but we encouraged them to attack. Think about this as we decrease our military budgets.

Also, our overall financial state may head south without anyone knowing where the bottom will be. Our retirement funds, savings and paychecks will shrink. It will personally affect everyone. Such negative potential and elected officials smile and talk turkey to each other. Please wake up.

Harry C. Alford is the co-founder, President and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce (www.nationalbcc.org). Email him at halford@nationalbcc.org.