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Speak Out 11/15/12

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Casino, schools

I lived in Illinois when the casino was passed and they promised all the money was going to go to the schools. And it did. But the problem was they put that money in the school budget and took out money for something else. I was watching the news and they talked about the same thing happening in other states. What happens is money goes to schools but the money it replaces in the budget is taken out and used for something else. What certain schools do is to put a rider on the money. Unless there's a rider on the proposition, the money will go someplace else.

Powell, Obama

A few weeks ago Gen. Colin Powell came and gave a speech. He had a lot of good things to say. I was interested when he came out in support of Obama because he said he is getting us out of the wars, has not started any new wars, and turned around the economic mess. Gen. Powell is a very wise man.

Credit citizens

I read in the paper about the leaf pick-up this year. The pamphlet says how much the city is going to save this year. Since the city raised their water rate, maybe they can give us part of the credit back on our water bill with the money they saved on the leaf pick-up. There's no reason for it to go up as much as it has. If they're really saving money on the leaf pick-up they should do the right thing and credit the citizens.

Supporting Obama

I read a paper making light of Obama's accomplishments. I am not. That is why I voted for him for a second term. People should remember when jobs were being lost grown men were standing on the streets holding signs begging for work. My husband was one of them. We've made sacrifices, but we were still willing to vote for Obama.

Overspending

Many of us have had a "we can't go on like this" moment at some point in our lives. We can't go on spending and behaving like we have. Our tomorrows will be owned by China.


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Casino, schools: Federal, State, and Local governments are tricky aren't they.

Powell, Obama: A General with no ghosts in his closet not like the 2 dummies who just got caught.

Credit citizens: You can have all the leaves that you want....don't you think that the city will put that savings where it is needed (refer to above casino, schools).

Supporting Obama: The election is over quit campaigning.

Overspending: Made in China.

Week from today is Thanksgiving.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 7:22 AM

The Winds of War are blowing in the Middle East, how long til it's an all and out war between Israel and its neighbors.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 8:36 AM

Let's see - one week after the election unemployment is up, gas prices are up and your taxes are going up. Hope and Change.

A huge Denny's franchise announced today that because of Obamacare he will have to raise prices 5% and cut employees hours from full-time to 28 hours a week at 40 restaurants. You asked for it, you got it. And more to come. Obama is still is pushing the far-left socialist agenda. I'm happy to say I didn't vote for him.

-- Posted by Dug on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 8:45 AM

Gas is the cheapest it has been in many months,2.95 a gallon, companies using scare tactics, when Obamacare doesn't start until 2014,is simply an excuse to up their profits. And as usual, some folks need to research socialism....we don't have it! I am immensely glad that I voted for President Obama and had he not won, I would have still respected the position and not have been on the succession, fraud, etc., etc. train. I have never seen such poor losers in my life, move on and quit being part of the problem!

-- Posted by bball15 on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 1:41 PM

I have not been bragging, but I am sure tired of all the ignorance, belly aching and just pure UnAmerican hate and comments I have been hearing. It is a national embarrassment, the majority spoke, it is way past time to move on.

-- Posted by bball15 on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 4:29 PM

Both sides need to get to work and fix our financial problems or learn to speak Chinese.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 4:35 PM

Whatever, remarking on all the hate filled comments I am hearing is not hateful!

-- Posted by bball15 on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 7:09 PM

I have not been bragging, but I am sure tired of all the ignorance, belly aching and just pure UnAmerican hate and comments I have been hearing. It is a national embarrassment, the majority spoke, it is way past time to move on. -- Posted by bball15 on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 4:29 PM

Over the last 4 years all I heard from liberals like was - "It's Bush's fault".

-- Posted by Dug on Thu, Nov 15, 2012, at 11:08 PM


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