Hello! Anyone listening in D.C.?
The president told Boehner, “We don’t have a spending problem”!! Hello!!! Economists have said the only other way to lower the debt is through taxation, which would drive this country into a double-dip recession or possibly depression!!!
Hello!!! The Democrat-controlled Senate wants the president to use executive order to raise the debt ceiling. Hello!! Common sense, which seems to be lacking in the Democrat Senate, which hasn’t passed a budget as required by law in over 1000 days, is gone!! If they had passed a budget, we wouldn’t be in this mess. Hello!!
Look, people, I don’t care if you are Democrat or Republican, China is warning us that our debt is too high, our credit rating has been lowered, we have cut back on NASA, now our military and talking about cutting Medicare and Social Security. These steps are not necessary if you have low debt and money in the bank. Bet you didn’t know that China is not buying our debt now, the Federal Reserve is!!!! We are printing more money to cover our debt, which will slowly make our dollar worth less, impacting the purchasing power of all Americans, period!!
As a final comment, the debt limit debate is coming up along with sequestration and this should be the hottest topic in Washington to keep it from becoming a crisis like the debt ceiling did, but instead they want to talk gun control and immigration!! Crazy!! We will have another crisis and the Senate, and again, senators will have two hours to read a 600-page bill that will be very complicated, and expected to vote or shut the government down. So, put anything you want in that bill (whoever writes it); it will not be read. Wish I could write these bills.
— Fred Roberts
Pink Ladies event brings big results
The third annual Pink Ladies Night Series at Crossroads Dragway was another amazing success for the Wabash Valley Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Neysa and Zack Jones and Tammy and Randy Peters initiated Pink Ladies Night at Crossroads Dragway to make a difference in the battle against breast cancer. Everyone at the Friday night events stepped up and made the event a winner for those participating and those women and men in the Wabash Valley facing breast cancer.
The power and energy from drag racing not only showed on the track but also in Neysa, Zach, Tammy and Randy’s commitment to make a difference in their community to end breast cancer. Thank you to all for your support in 2012 and in the upcoming 2013 season. Race on!
— Gwen Hicks
Wabash Valley Affiliate of
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Stranger’s help greatly appreciated
I want to thank the kind lady who stopped her car on South Seventh Street when she saw my elderly mother take a bad fall. She took her inside, got her an ice pack and waited with her until I got there.
I neglected getting her name but hope she knows how much her thoughtfulness is appreciated.
— Linda Barnhart
Hello! Anyone listening in D.C.?
READERS' FORUM: June 19, 2013
• Nutrition info falling short
READERS’ FORUM: June 18, 2013
• Beware those who follow Ayn Rand
• Poor excuse for gas price hikes
The Obama Debate: Is he a liar or incompetent?
I read the letters on the opinion page daily and I find an unusual silence from your liberal progressive contributors lately. Could it be because they don’t have anything to expound upon? Well, maybe I can give them some material.
A Fathers Day Tribute: Transition — from child to father
Transition seems like a big word to use as his story unfolds. Transition was probably never used in conjunction with speech, his speech, but it demonstrates his life, as it does in many lives lived in his generation.
READERS' FORUM: June 16, 2013
Horrible crime cries out for stern justice
Confused about groups’ merger
Global warming fraud exposed
The Obama Debate: President has served us well
I have not heard a positive thing by those in this area about this president since his 2008 election and 2009 inauguration. Why this manifestation, I just can’t understand.
READERS' FORUM: June 15, 2013
America needs another hero
READERS' FORUM: June 14, 2013
Mott statements contradict history
Display the flag
READERS' FORUM: June 13, 2013
Bad odor from gas prices
Build personal library
Morning after? No worries
READERS' FORUM: June 12, 2013
Like it or not, change coming
READERS’ FORUM: June 11, 2013
• Great support for local cause
• Another idea on housing issue
READERS’ FORUM: June 10, 2013
• What is the cost of our austerity?
• Vintage campers to gather at rally
• Seek a healthy food alternative
Readers’ Forum: June 9, 2013
• Taking time to help the world
• Reform by politics will not improve education
• Questions from a wondering mind
FLASHPOINT: Storm chasers must heed warnings, remember why we chase storms
The tragic death of noted weather researcher and former Discovery Channel storm chaser Tim Samaras has shaken all of us in the meteorological community.
READERS' FORUM: June 7, 2013
Thanks to those who helped VYFL
READERS' FORUM: June 6, 2013
Unions need to educate public
Can it really happen here?
READERS’ FORUM: June 5, 2013
• Steamed by rise in gasoline prices
• Time to look into voucher results
• Troubling precedent
READERS’ FORUM: June 4, 2013
• What can lead us into peace?
• What’s with John McCain in Syria?
• Slams and damns all part of process
• This cannot stand
READERS’ FORUM: June 3, 2013
• Appreciation for clean-up helpers
• Great help for food program
• Boston does not need sarcasm
FLASHPOINT: Humane Society does not merit IRS targeting either
Rep. Blaine Leutkemeyer is right that the IRS should not target any charitable organization solely on the basis of its ideology. Yet that’s exactly what he’s asking the IRS to do in his factually unfounded attacks on The Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s largest animal welfare organization and one that has the highest marks from the top charity watchdog organizations.
- READERS' FORUM: June 2, 2013
READERS' FORUM: June 1, 2013
• Pot use getting little attention
• Beware of thieves initiating scams
• Good start for new program
READERS' FORUM: May 31, 2013
History of service is labor of love
READERS' FORUM: May 30, 2013
World No Tobacco Day set for Friday
READERS' FORUM: May 29, 2013
Caring, concern from Dixie Bee
A painful change in phone dialing
READERS’ FORUM: May 28, 2013
• Missed chance for a hardliner’s proclamation
Readers’ Forum: May 27, 2013
Thanks for help honoring teachers
READERS’ FORUM: May 26, 2013
• Be suspicious of climate alarmists
• IRS abuses have a long history
• Lawsuit seeks fairness in Indiana’s alcohol laws
• Greed not good reason to change state alcohol laws
• Outraged over Deming proposal
• Why Americans must fight Islam
FLASHPOINT: A crisis at the NLRB
Most people in Indiana don’t even know what the National Labor Relations Board is. Well, why should they?
FLASHPOINT: Legislative session reflected Hoosier priorities
The 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly came to an end just a few weeks ago with the final passage of our state’s next two-year budget.
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- READERS' FORUM: June 19, 2013