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Speak Out 11/8

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thank you

This is a thank-you note. A couple paid for our breakfast at a local restaurant and we didn't get to thank them. I hope they see this and know we're thankful.

New cemetery

I think Cape Girardeau needs a new cemetery somewhere. It looks like it's expanding into the park where the children play. That has to be a little spooky seeing graves when you go down slides.

County tax

I'm calling about the property tax the county commission is trying to levy on the county residents. A year ago they voted themselves a raise and they are averaging $70,000, and now we're coming short. I don't understand how they can tax for big raises while people are trying to pay their bills. Times are hard on everyone and they should assume some of the responsibility.

Tobacco, alcohol

I have not smoked since 1995, but I am amazed by those who are constantly bullying those who smoke. Let's look at alcohol. Why not add a $2 a bottle tax on a six-pack? You will never see that. It seems like there's too much money paid to lawyers and judges as to why things are the way they are.

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Thank you: Pass it on.

New cemetery: Do kids really look at the tombstones while they are busy playing.

County tax: Is all the collected money being spent wisely now. If no new tax increase the only result would be a cut back in services.....which ones to cut.

Tobacco, alcohol: Believe it's been proven that tobacco is more harmful to you than alcohol.

BRRRRR, who turned off the heat.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Nov 8, 2012, at 7:28 AM

I do believe the cemetery was there first.

-- Posted by scared of the future on Thu, Nov 8, 2012, at 8:15 AM

County tax,Get rid of our payed commissioners and form a charter government of unpaid commissioners with no pension plans,no new f250's and county cars to use full time. Cut the SB40 in 1/2 again since the rest is wasted on a company that has millions in assets.

-- Posted by DDparent on Thu, Nov 8, 2012, at 9:44 AM

Cemetery. Ever consider cremaation? Takes up a whole lot less space.

Tobacco tax. Oppse any new taxes or tax increases. Cut off the politicians' sugartitty. Have cut off paying any tobacco tax. Don't smoke, drink, or do drugs. Think of all the "lost" revenue!

-- Posted by voyager on Thu, Nov 8, 2012, at 11:37 AM

Went to the new casino and could not stand the smell of smoke.

I smoked for 30 years and have not lit up for the last 10 years.

I never understood how offensive it is to have smoke blowing in your face until I quit.

I voted against the tax and I agree they should tax alcohol instead .

-- Posted by Ramfan#1 on Thu, Nov 8, 2012, at 7:03 PM

Posted by DDparent on Thu, Nov 8, 2012, at 9:44 AM

DDparent: Sounds like a plan.

Good thing the extra tax on cigs didn't pass, for had it did there would be more people on food stamps since they wouldn't stop smoking. My hat is off to all who have quit, not ever been a smoker so can't relate.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Nov 8, 2012, at 7:12 PM

I am not afraid of tomorrow for I have seen yesterday and I love today.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Nov 8, 2012, at 7:35 PM

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