- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)8
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
- Cape police warn of 'Grandparent Scam' (12/4/16)
Campaign of empty promises
To the editor:
Listening to our federal politicians talk got me to thinking: Do their past actions give us any reason to expect them to do what they say they'll do if elected? As of now, all have been in federal office. To date, has any of them introduced any legislation to do what they say they'll do as president? If not, why? Congress must present legislation, not the president.
So if elected president, they can't do what they are saying they'll do. The president can only sign or veto what Congress sends to him or her. Why, as senators, haven't they introduced legislation to accomplish what they are saying they'll do as president, because he or she won't have that power as president?
Our politicians are feeding us a lot of bull. Most people are acting like they're buying it, hook, line and sinker. What a shame on us.
BUDDY PARRISH, Cape Girardeau