- Marble Hill fires entire sewer department (8/23/16)5
- Ex-Southeast student gets probation for placing homemade sex video on porn site without woman's knowledge (8/24/16)13
- Bootheel lawmaker seeks probe into crop damage by illegal herbicide spraying (8/24/16)1
- The Chrome Queens (8/21/16)2
- Local private school dreams bigger, plans for new building at Sprigg and Lexington (8/22/16)
- Newsmakers 2016: Jason Bandermann (8/15/16)
- New CEO named at Wood & Huston Bank (8/21/16)
- Victims of alleged Ponzi scheme seek compensation from killer's victims (8/21/16)3
- Cape Central football team falls to state-ranked Liberty in Pixley's debut (8/20/16)
- 'Santa' suspect Moffat sentenced to 12 years for sexual abuse of girl (8/23/16)2
Obama raises serious concerns
What a speech! Those were the words going around the year before the election regarding the speeches by our new president-to-be, Barack Obama. But when asked -- "What did he say? -- the answer was "I don't know, but it was a magnificent speech."
I hope for our country's sake I'm wrong, but I'm having serious concerns about some of the facts that are coming to light. This so-called stimulus package is pork over and over again. It must be reworked.
Obama doesn't have a business background. Now he states, about the economic problems, that profits and bonuses must go. There's a big difference between profits and bonuses. Profits are necessary to remain in business. Excessive bonuses, like we are hearing about, must be controlled. The problem is chief executives hire company boards that set executive bonuses.
The president must insist on honesty and character in the heads of departments he appoints. He has appointed three who admit they failed to pay taxes -- until he appointed them. A leopard doesn't change its spots. I hope this isn't on-the-job training. It's called judgment.
CLIFF F. RUDESILL, Cape Girardeau