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Speak Out 4/12/12

Thursday, April 12, 2012

No budget

IF the Republican Party is the "party of no," then the Democrats must be the "party of nothing," as in do-nothing on the budget. At a time when our country faces a spending and debt crisis of staggering proportions, how does the president and the Democrat-controlled Senate justify sitting on their collective rumps and doing absolutely nothing? The president has not submitted a realistic budget that even his loyal senators could pass, and on its own, the Senate has done nothing. The Senate has not passed a budget in more than 1,000 days! How is that possible? Is there any other job in the U.S. where you can simply ignore your responsibilities and yet it is OK?

Pitt, Limbaugh

I agree with all those who say Rush Limbaugh's inclusion in Missouri's Hall of Famous Missourians is a nonpolitical issue. Rush's success in talk radio has given him the fame that would seem to be required to be included in the hall. However, I think most of those primarily conservative folks that maintain that this is not a political issue will no longer share my view if and when famous Missourian, Springfield native and noted liberal Brad Pitt is ever nominated for inclusion in the same hall.

Drug testing

I'M watching the news where they're talking about drug testing for unemployment. I'm not against that by any means, but I'd like to say as a taxpaying citizen who gets unemployment if I'm entitled to it, I'd like to see welfare recipients tested because the people who are on welfare need to be out getting a job as much as the people who are unemployed. My tax dollars go to pay for the welfare. My tax dollars don't go to pay for someone else's unemployment.

City mowing

TO the city of Cape Girardeau: Why don't you mow your property, empty lots and along the roads before handing citizens citations for not mowing?

Rugged individuals

WE don't need any more taxpayer money to fix up the levee. We are rugged individualists and don't need any help.

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Modern Day Democratic party is not working they are all about big government.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Thu, Apr 12, 2012, at 5:34 AM

I'm very conservative and it wouldn't bother me a bit if Brad Pitt is placed in the Missouri Hall Of Fame. In fact, I think he belongs there! John Goodman should be there too.

-- Posted by Data48 on Thu, Apr 12, 2012, at 5:46 AM

Missouri already passed a law requiring drug testing of certain welfare recipients. It is flagrantly discriminatory, and unconstitutional. Any one who has worked at the Capitol as I have knows that lawmakers are the ones who should be required to do a DAILY urinalysis. They are bigger offenders than welfare recipients. As for the unemployed, to drug test people who lost there jobs because of bad decisions by politicians, is the ultimate disgusting idea.

-- Posted by wrcactus on Thu, Apr 12, 2012, at 8:33 AM

As for Limbaugh, he is a sleazy entertainer. Why not put Phyllis Diller up there, she is from St. Louis.

-- Posted by wrcactus on Thu, Apr 12, 2012, at 8:35 AM

No budget: Good, vote on items as the needs come up. IMO the way to control "Pork Barrel Spending" is to do away with pig farms.

Pitt, Limbaugh: What is the test to be a famous Missourian and placed in the Hall of Fame? I'm famous in my family (I think) so put "semo471" into the Hall.

Drug testing: This is used for pre-employment and safety concerns at the workplace, so why not ALL elected officials from the City Government to the Federal Government.

City mowing: Caller, go down to City Hall and give them a citation for the area in question.

Rugged individuals: Spoken by a person who has no dog in the fight.

The Earth is in a Shake Rattle and Roll mood.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Apr 12, 2012, at 9:37 AM

Drug testing for welfare recipients --Yes we pay

Drug testing for elected officials --Yes we pay Drug testing for Unemployed ---No we don't pay

Wasn't Jesse James from Missouri??? He sure was famous!

-- Posted by America First on Thu, Apr 12, 2012, at 11:47 AM

Rick - The "we pay" refers to - we pay the taxes that go for the salaries of these people and we pay for the welfare recipients. We do not pay for people on unemployment - that comes from the employers & the persons themselves. Yes, Jesse James was shot and killed - making him infamous for the havoc he created - thus Rush also is infamous, not famous - sorry having a lot of senior moments these days! Sometimes I don't even make sense to myself! Growing old sucks!

-- Posted by America First on Fri, Apr 13, 2012, at 11:49 AM

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