- Feds ask judge to impose $6.5 million punishment for Cape surgeon (12/7/17)9
- Light and music show: Jackson family goes high-tech with Christmas display (12/11/17)
- Former Wimpy's Drive-In owner Freeman Lewis dies (12/9/17)2
- Makeover at the movies: Transformation complete inside Cape theater (12/8/17)4
- Jury convicts Scott City man who confessed to murder; girlfriend's testimony corroborates confession (12/9/17)
- Sugarfire Cape barbecue restaurant to open June 2018 (12/7/17)
- Pedestrian struck on Broadway (12/11/17)4
- Two Cape County residents, including former Jackson police officer, face burglary charges in Colorado (12/12/17)
- Wind brings down Wendy's sign in Cape Girardeau (12/11/17)2
- Harbor Freight Tools plans to move ahead with Cape Girardeau store (12/5/17)2
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