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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Homeless shelter

I read that Larry Rice was trying to obtain the federal building on Broadway. I sure hope he does. He does good work. I've stayed at a homeless shelter in St. Louis. We need a homeless shelter in Cape Girardeau.

Tellers in danger

WHENEVER the amounts that were taken during bank robberies are published, you are putting the lives of bank tellers in danger. Criminals will see those numbers and think it's worth the risk to rob a bank to get that amount of money.

Getting money back

MEDICAID is a socialist program. Social Security and Medicare have been paid for all of people's lives, and it's not socialism to get something back that you paid in. But people who haven't paid anything shouldn't be getting money from Social Security. The description of socialism fits Medicaid, not Medicare.

Paying for security

REGARDING the article about Social Security being clogged with disability claims: Depression and anxiety are not reasons that you can't work. No wonder Social Security is on its way out. Social Security is not a gift; it's something that you pay into.

Senior apartments

I suggest that the new owner of the Marquette Tower consider assisted-living apartments for senior citizens. With an elevator, the safety of the hotel would be suitable for a senior citizen.

No demand

AS a result of NAFTA, the global industrial output of goods has found equilibrium with demand. Machinery and computers do the work of many employees. So now we have high global unemployment and the demand for goods satisfied. These workers cannot get a job because there is no demand.

Outstanding photo

KIT Doyle's photo of Ray Woldvet competing in the pole vault was just outstanding. Thanks, Kit. You did a great job.

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i agree about social security disability. i got disabled in aug. of 07 and i'm still fighting to get it. i have worked since i was 16 and paid into it my whole working life but since people like to live off the government here it is almost two years later and i'm still fighting to get it.

-- Posted by warship1 on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 5:15 AM

Anyone know where that Meier's Horseshoe Pines is located??

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 7:33 AM


-- Posted by fxpwt on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 7:37 AM

Thanks fxpwt, and johnny on the spot I might say.

-- Posted by Megalomania on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 7:51 AM

People that have worked all there life deserves social security disabilty if they become unable to work any more due to a physcial or mental illness, but what has happen to our system is we are paying some people that don't even need the assitance and have not paid a dime in to the system, they know how to work the system and the welfare system and get away with it, and the people that need it can't receive it.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 8:02 AM

I hope the county takes the old federal building and not turn this building in to a homeless selter. If that happens is the Rev Rice going to provide 24 hour security at the facility? or just leave the doors open for anybody to come in without being checked out.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 8:05 AM

Any fool knows there is a bunch of money in a bank. All you have to do is walk in and see it. It doesn't take a crook reading the newspaper to find out there is money in the bank. A famous bank robber was asked once why he robbed banks. He said it was because that was where the money was. I don't think the paper should print the names of the people arrested for bank robberies or where they work. It's embarassing to the members of the family and their co-workers.

-- Posted by Observer1 on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 8:13 AM

Social security disability is a joke.

I know of 2 people that are in there early 30's that have worked very little. One of them drew welfare until they cut her off and the other worked long enough to pay a bill then quit again. Both of these individuals are drawing disability now. One for back problems and the other for depression. Both of them do whatever they want to do and their health never stops them from that. Both of them do odd jobs now for cash. My best friends mother however quit working 15 years ago when her husband had a major stroke so that she could take care of him and not put him in a nursing home. She applied for disability after she had to have both of her legs amputated due to diabetes and her husband had passed so she had no income. She couldn't get it because she hadn't worked in the previous 5 years. Just like the welfare sysytem it wants to help the dead beats and the ones who have worked ge to foot the bill and then get told no when they need help.

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 8:13 AM

I totally agree with the comments on SSI disability , I believe this program will soon be bankrupt due to so many who have never paid in receiving benefits.

I had a renter who finally got his disability (for his back)he was an avid outdoorsman I would sometimes see him exiting the woods carrying a deer he had shot or returning from wood cutting , activities I would associate with someone able to work a job.

Others I know who had legitimate disabilities would not be deemed eligible for benefits.....

-- Posted by rockman54 on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 8:44 AM

What a strange editorial in today's opinion from Gary Rust.

He actually quotes Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged!

I once read Mein Kampf, and that didn't make me a Nazi.

I've read the Book of Morman, and I never converted to the Church of Latter Day Saints.

I even enjoy reading those Watchtower magazines that the Jehovah's Witness' hand out on Saturday mornings. But that doesn't make me a JW.

So, I guess a Republican can read Atlas Shrugged without fear of turning into a freedom loving individualist that defends sound money, a humble foriegn policy, and free markets.

-- Posted by Lumpy on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 8:48 AM

Re: No demand

Not understanding the connection between NAFTA and global industrial output????

"These workers cannot get a job because there is no demand."

Suggest another perspective would be that as a result of the increased usage of machinery, computers, and automation; there is a reduced demand for employees possessing only the basic skills sets.

Suggest to identify where the demands are, then position oneself to be able to supply those demands. "Can't" generally means only that one doesn't "want to" bad enough.

-- Posted by fxpwt on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 9:03 AM

Some people say there are not jobs, and choose to draw welfare and unemployment benefits far as long as they can. If you want to work you can find a job on just about any given day through the week it might not pay what you want but it will do until something better comes a long. The problem is some will draw all of these benefits until the water is cut off than they will finally go to work. This free stuff is breaking us even more than what we are already have reached. The 18-30 year old group constantly finding there way to the local welfare office. If they would work that hard on a job as they do trying to screw the system some of these people would make good hard working productive citizens. I wish the government would wake up to this and start the CC Camps again where they have to earn there way and get up out of bed in the morning and go to work.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 9:08 AM

Good morning! :)

Homeless shelter...NO, the old Federal Bldg. is too large for a homeless shelter. B/S, last I heard Rice never made a formal request, however, the city did.

Tellers in danger...DO WHAT....banks have money??? B serious, noone needs to see 'actual' amts. to know banks carry cash!

Getting money back....Social Security system is a joke, I heard recently that there is a 2-yr. waiting list just to see a judge on ur appeal...meanwhile, as mentioned there are tons of people receiving benefits who don't need them. btw: when did 'depression' become a disability?

btw: Socialism....so ur telling me this just didn't just start w/Obama? lol

Senior apartments...Marquette Tower; huh...interesting idea.

No demand...Machinery and computers do the work of many employees. This is why Obama says we have to change w/the times...create new job sources, renewable energy, going green, etc.. Biden is taking suggestions on the WH site! :)

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 10:30 AM

Furthermore, I guess noone was impressed by my pic of a wild boar shot n Northern Louisiana that weighed 1800lbs......I guess I need to get out more.....lol! :)~

-- Posted by Turnip on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 10:35 AM

Getting money back: Although I started paying into SS when I was 12 or 13, the money that I am drawing now is being paid in by presently employed workers. Thank you.

Lumpy: Gary Rust may be an disciple of Objectivism, a follower of Nathaniel Branden. You do recall that Ayn Rand thought we libertarians were nothing but hippies. I agree with much of Ayn Rand's philosophy but not all.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 11:14 AM

No demand: Machinery and computers lowered the cost of manufacturing many goods which enabled more people to afford those products, therefore increasing demand.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 4:12 PM

Wheels: I think that they bought votes with it.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 5:58 PM

Wheels: I think that politicians need to go back to buying votes with rum. James Madison defeated Patrick Henry for Congress by buying several barrels of rum for the Orange County Baptists.

-- Posted by BCStoned on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 6:02 PM

I honestly think we could use a homeless shelter but there would have to be strict rules on who and why they could stay. Also I know people who have metal in their legs and have depression real bad and they can't get disability but i know others who are just to lazy to work and have not even half the health problems that i have and i work for my money and want to continue as long as I can to work and they are just lazy people who think people owe them something.

-- Posted by casey2002 on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 8:17 PM

..seems like way back in the old west days they held elections in the towns saloons because they were the biggest establishment in the town and could hold the most people for voting..in addition , the politicians bought votes with alcohol ...

of course , i could be wrong...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 8:43 PM

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