- 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
Bush policies aren't Christian
To the editor:
It's always a good idea to compare any administration's public relations talk with what it actually does. Currently, the Bush administration has proposed cutting social services and health care for the poor and vulnerable in order to offset some of its huge deficit spending. This comes after two rounds of hefty tax cuts for the wealthiest of the wealthy, billions of dollars in unaccounted funds related to the Iraq debacle and frighteningly huge increases in military expenditures.
It is obvious to me that we are rapidly making the final transition to a military-based economy -- even perhaps to a military state. In the process, we are apparently going to sacrifice those least able to shoulder the burden.
My question to the president is this: Mr. Bush, you claim to be a Christian, but would Jesus give huge tax cuts to the rich, line the pockets of companies like Halliburton with middle-class tax dollars and then drive impoverished children, struggling, single mothers, the elderly poor and other vulnerable souls into deeper desperation?
You may fool the Fox news crowd into believing you represent Christian values, but you're not fooling me.
JOY BELL, Cape Girardeau