- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)7
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
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