- Waller deemed competent to stand trial (1/11/17)5
- Young Elvis impersonator from Bernie performs on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' (1/12/17)
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)7
- 113 drug tests at Jackson High net one instance of illicit usage (1/11/17)15
- Two men shot after argument; houses also struck by bullets (1/12/17)21
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Two Cape men recovering after shooting (1/13/17)
- Imo's Pizza will be added to Rhodes 101 convenience store in Jackson (1/10/17)16
- Wallingford proposes bill to collect sales taxes on online purchases (1/11/17)30
Rome is burning
To the editor:To those of you who don't want term limits on your representatives in Congress (you want to vote them in or out based on their voting record): How's that working for you?
Have you been watching their actions on the war-funding bill, the immigration bill, and other spending bills? Have you kept track of the earmarks they've added to those bills? I hear folks can't tell what those earmarks are. So Congress is proposing a "transparency" bill so we voters will know who the earmarks will benefit. That will help you be an informed citizen.
Here's the deal. Congress is not voting for what's best for the country; they are voting to send tax money for projects, research programs, grants, and subsidies back to their voters in their districts to get re-elected. Re-elected is what they all are working for. No wonder the national debt is in the trillions. But still they have to add more earmarks to get re-elected. This fiasco could be settled with term limits. If we do not change this our government will eventually go bankrupt. I wonder if we citizens will be able to vote in our next form of government.
It's like Congress is fiddling while Rome is burning.
Betty Landre, Cape Girardeau