- 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
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