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Speak Out 11/30/12

Friday, November 30, 2012

Food banks

I would like to suggest that some food banks in the area might switch from food to other needed nonfood items such as soap, toothpaste, trash bags, etc. Most of your clients already receive food stamps and food for their children at school. However, the truly needy often are forced to sell or trade part of their food allotment for soap and toilet paper. Just a thought for today.

No real service

The ideal times were 1980-2000. Today, it's too complicated. Things that should be simple just aren't. When you pick up a phone and call a company you get automated answers and no real service.

McCain, foreign policy

Sen. John McCain has apparently become the de facto spokesperson for the Republican Party on matters of foreign policy. This may be another indication of the GOP's sooner-than-expected demise.

Double standard

I had to laugh when I read the Speak Out from the person wanting to get Limbaugh, Hannity and any other conservative person off the air. Just shows that even though 95 percent of the media is liberal, they still feel threatened by a few conservatives that tell the truth. They are all for free speech as long as it is liberal in nature. What a double standard they live.

Employee wages

With all of the improvements being made to Cape Girardeau, and now the talk of a trolley system, I'd say it's time for the city to give back to its employees and finally grant them a raise after a five-year wage freeze. The citizens' livelihood is much more important than cosmetic improvements to the city.

Corporate socialism

I love the collective cacophony of columnists who spill a lot of ink defending and promoting what they seem to think is free market capitalism in America when the economic system that predominates (and surely they know this) is corporate socialism.

Christmas, taxes

I have canceled Christmas thanks to Obama. My recent check had 30 percent taken out for taxes. I will not get that back, and it will get worse in 2013. That money would have been spent in our local economy. Instead, it will go to entitlement programs and illegal immigrants. Food stamps and unemployment checks are not stimulus programs since income is taken from us to fund those programs just so Obama could get re-elected. Obama can't give people that money without first taking it from someone else first. It is shameful our country chooses entitlements over paychecks.

Movies, tax credits

I was proud that Hollywood movies like "Winter's Bone" and "Up in the Air" were shot in Missouri until I found out that Missouri offers tax credits to Hollywood for making such flicks. As a result, Missouri taxpayers helped finance the making of these films.


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Christmas, taxes...

You can't cancel Christmas, duh! It isn't about the money spent on gadgets and toys, duh! I hope you ponder this for a long while.

-- Posted by Reasoning on Fri, Nov 30, 2012, at 5:51 AM

If you are truly paying 30% income tax you are doing quite well. Stop complaining, some people don't make enough to even pay taxes. Move to New Zealand.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Fri, Nov 30, 2012, at 6:01 AM

Food banks: Spoken by someone living off the government.

No real service: Agree, if you are lucky to get someone they are from India.

McCain, foreign policy: He is the elder statesman for the Rebs just like Clinton is for the Dems.

Double standard: Free speech by everyone.

Employee wages: A city worker calling in, if there has not been a raise in 5 yrs. one is truly needed now.

Corporate socialism: The 1% controls almost everything.

Christmas, taxes: You truly have the Christmas spirit and will probably receive a lump of coal.

Movies, tax credits: Believe that Missouri got more back than it spent.

TGIF

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Nov 30, 2012, at 8:08 AM

-- Posted by .Rick Lately on Fri, Nov 30, 2012, at 9:54 AM

He's an angry white male voter that supported Obama.

-- Posted by Dug on Fri, Nov 30, 2012, at 10:11 AM

I bought my powerball tickets in Dearborn, Mo., guess I better checked the numbers.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Nov 30, 2012, at 3:07 PM

Rick: No it wasn't. Girlfriend and I are in Branson, Mo. the news is slow getting down here. Not being financial responsible but having fun.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Nov 30, 2012, at 4:18 PM

Rick Lately: BTW have you been naughty since you changed your name?

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Nov 30, 2012, at 4:20 PM

Countdown to 12/21/12 = 19 days

Countdown to fiscal cliff = 30 days

If the "End" happens on 12/21 no need to worry about the fiscal cliff.

-- Posted by semo471 on Sun, Dec 2, 2012, at 10:04 AM

Rick: Skidding straight down hill and over the fiscal cliff.

-- Posted by semo471 on Sun, Dec 2, 2012, at 2:58 PM

"Never mind the Democrat party abandoned his Grandpa's beliefs and moral standards years ago."

They left me long ago. Now it looks like the republicans are leaving in the other direction. But I still will stay to the right until someone comes up the middle. We had a chance with Romney.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Sun, Dec 2, 2012, at 7:08 PM

Well, so what if the countrry goes over the"fiscal cliff?" Mr. Obama will mount his white horse and ride to the rescue. O praise the Lord, he will do it just in time too!

That man is going to be a miricle worker, yes he is! After all, he won the election, didn't he?

Been thinking how to get some of that "Obama money."

-- Posted by voyager on Sun, Dec 2, 2012, at 8:54 PM

Romney could not connect to the common man, he does not know any common folks.

-- Posted by Dexterite1 on Mon, Dec 3, 2012, at 5:46 AM

Hello Southeast Missourian, it's time to update your speakout column.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Dec 3, 2012, at 7:02 AM


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