• The American People: Who are they?

    We hear the term, The American People bandied about by those guys in Congress all the time. I don't think they have any idea who the American people might be. They get elected by the American people who on the whole are of average intelligence and the American people believe they will do what they say they will do when running for office. If you believe that I've got some land under 10 feet of water to sell you in south Florida.

  • You be the judge

    President Obama just tried to sell the new tax package using this proviso.

    A reduction in the tax rate deducted from workers paychecks. It will allow workers to keep about $1,000 per year of their own wages.

    Wow! Oh, boy. Yippee, Hip, hip, hooray! Dance a dance of joy. Workers are allowed by our generous government to keep their own wages. What a magnanimous gesture.

    What is wrong with this picture? Is there some kind of disconnect between taxpayers, voters, citizens, and bureaucrats?

  • 95th Street safety

    95th Street safety

    As a former driving instructor, I am deeply concerned about the safety of young school children at Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary School and Liberty Middle School if the proposed I-75 interchange is approved at 95th Street.

    An additional 16,000 cars per day will pass those schools, which are in the direct path of the interchange. That translates to 80,000 cars per week and 320,000 cars per month.

  • No Safe Food Act

    Congress just doesn’t get it

    The Senate just passed the Safe Food Act? Why?

    Where will the money come from to support a new cadre of bureaucrats? The FDA is not doing its job now. We have food alerts regularly. They cannot handle the job they are already entrusted with, why would we want to broaden the scope of what they can meddle in?

    More bureaucrats, more bureaucrats to support, this is how you implement smaller government? Not in my book.

  • Letters to the Editor

    The political playground is still run by the 'big boys'

    The Democratic Party rejected Hillary and then dumped her – but now dear ladies, they want your votes. So, like good little girls, do what you are told, tend to your knitting, needlepoint and Tupperware – and leave politics to the “big boys.”

    If Hillary ran as an Independent on a third party ticket she would win. She has the votes of the middle class, the blue collar workers, women, seniors and Hispanics.

  • Letters to the editor

    Let’s graciously

    support the candidate

    In last week’s “letters to the editor,” Helen Bader wrote in a very deprecating manner regarding the Democratic Party and Barrak Obama. She certainly has the right to air these perceived grievances and hopefully her input and the input of other women with similar ideas will make changes happen within the party.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Will we elect a ‘queen

    mother’ on an ‘emperor?’

    Barack Obama, at a private fundraiser (no press allowed) said that in small towns in rural America, people who have lost their jobs “become bitter and cling to guns or religion.” What we have here is a presidential candidate looking down his nose at the peasants.

    Barack Obama is a snob. He is the worst kind of snob – an intellectual snob.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Poverty in the world’s

    richest country

    We owe it to ourselves, as the richest country in the world, to protect our people. If we can put billions of dollars per day into this war in Iraq – ending lives – then we must put the same effort into our own well-being – saving lives.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Let’s stimulate a few

    incumbents out of office

    The “Incumbent Congressional Campaign Committee,” (aka Congress), has given us a $165 billion refund from our grandchildren’s income taxes. The refunds (aka Economic Stimulus Package) are for our immediate use to prevent the possibility of a recession.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Thank you all for

    honoring Harry Plow

    The family, and especially Irene Plow, wants to thank everyone for the many expressions of sympathy for my husband, Harry G. Plow, by attending his memorial, as well as the contributions made in his name and the kind words by cards.

    For the community to remember the man who gave his all for others in many special ways is very touching.

    Thanks again,

    Irene Plow

    Congress shouldn’t pass

    time with baseball scandals