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Speak Out 1/11/13

Friday, January 11, 2013

Sign problem

Could someone explain the reasoning for putting a welcome to Cape sign right in the middle of the sidewalk at the white house across from the park on Broadway? How are people walking and people who are handicapped supposed to use the walkway? Man, that is really smart. Move the sign off the sidewalk.

Special elections

The Republicans are for smaller government, but at the cost to the Missouri taxpayer for their benefits. They want to pass a bill that if for any reason any political member leaves office there will be a special election which will cost the taxpayers more. Because we have a Democrat governor who could appoint a replacement, they are against that.

Double standard

In Washington, D.C. you will see politicians strutting around like bantam roosters with armed security all over the place. Many of these politicians don't want armed security guards in our schools. Apparently they feel that they are more important than our children.

Dress code, initiative

Cape public schools' dress code: committees formed; hours of research conducted; business contacted; parent forums; long board meetings. A watered-down version was passed. Cape public schools' 1-to-1 Initiative: Idea presented to board during one meeting; no funding to support the $1.2 million initiative provided; no research supporting technology. Full proposal passed. Shouldn't something that costs $1.2 million warrant at least the same deliberation as what color and type of pants kids can wear?

Controlled medication

I'm writing to inform the public that it is supposedly against the law to put your controlled medication in a pill container which can be bought at most stores. The medicine must stay in your original bottle if you go anywhere. Our son, who is disabled, has never been in trouble with the law. He was arrested on suspicion of a controlled substance because it wasn't in his original pill bottle. My husband had to leave his job to prove to the police he had scripts for the medicine. He was released. The police gave him a breathalyzer test, which he passed with flying colors because he doesn't drink. They made him do some of the alphabet backward and a urine test. I have informed a lot of our friends about this, and to their surprise they didn't know that either.

Tax deduction

A loop hole that needs to be closed is one claiming a second home as a tax deduction. That is only benefiting the rich. They are claiming homes and boats that are worth millions as a second home. The middle class can't afford a second home and do not get these claims. Why are these on the books as tax deductions? Because there are Congress members who have the boats.

Pay raise

Lawmakers make $174,000 a year. They had already voted in September to block the pay raise through March 27, but President Barack Obama recently issued an executive order to implement it, along with a pay increase for federal workers. You could bet your last dollar that come March 27 they would forget and let it pass like they had overlooked it. They are a bunch of crooks. President Obama had put a freeze on all government pay raises. He just took it off so it would be back in their hands. But they are trying to say just the opposite.

GOP politicians

Republican politicians are in general hard at work for the creditor class, giving little if any consideration to most of the American people, the down and out.

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GOP politicians - the "creditor class" is the down and out. What democrat meeting have you been attending? Or is this something you read on the Huffington Post? Those with money don't need credit - duh.

Special elections - most liberals and communists favor "appointments" for people to govern. Most conservatives and libertarians prefer a fair election and a choice of the people. Nuff said.

-- Posted by Dug on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 8:14 AM

Those with money don't need credit? So tell that to GM, Toyota, Bank Of America, and oh by the way, seems to me the old Republican Party had to borrow a few bucks in the last election. Your generalities, including the notion that there is somehow a liberal or conservative gene, are bunk. They are the product of to much Limbaugh, and not enough library.

-- Posted by foxtrot007 on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 8:23 AM

Sign problem: Like Bill Engvall says: Here's your sign (I'm stupid sign for those who don't know his comedy sketch).

Dress code, initiative: Well said.

Tax deduction: If you owned 2 homes that are qualified as a deduction you don't need the deduction. Don't blame you for wanting a summer and a winter home but pay your fair share of the taxes.

Political Comments: Folks the election is over, we need to learn to work together for the good of the country no matter who controls the White House and Congress.

Rick: What do you do on a "Winter Sit Down".

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 8:41 AM

Wheels is also on a winter sit down.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 9:11 AM

I grew up poor and found that the harder and smarter I worked, the luckier I got.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 6:34 P

It wasn't luck Wheels. Anyone that will take the initiative to learn how to manage can make it. When I needed to know how to do something I headed to the library instead of the tavern or couch to watch TV. I didn't grow up poor but when I moved out and got married I became poor real fast. I'm just glad my daddy made me work hard so I wasn't scared of work. I think that is cause of a lot of the problems people have now.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 10:39 PM

Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 10:39 PM

Regrets: Well said, to work hard and to survive on your own should be the goal of all Americans. To all of the Blood Sucking Freeloaders take note of this.

-- Posted by semo471 on Sat, Jan 12, 2013, at 9:07 AM


Have fun.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Sat, Jan 12, 2013, at 3:49 PM

More people should try it and quit whining.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sat, Jan 12, 2013, at 7:37 PM

Its easier to whine but the idea of long term of living on easy street is waning. Don't feed the bears.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Sat, Jan 12, 2013, at 9:25 PM

Controled medicine

What many do not know is even having tylenol in a container can get you held on drug related charges. If not in your home ALL medications are to be in their original containers as most do not have the drug name on the pill.

-- Posted by semoangel70 on Sun, Jan 13, 2013, at 3:48 PM

You know, I think I would almost enjoy that match of wits with the Gestapo.

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Sun, Jan 13, 2013, at 7:37 PM

My wife puts my pills in a numbered container for me so I know when to take them. I guess I have been breaking the law. I also have a small zip-locks for the Tylenol and Tagiment. I guess those makers need to make small pocket sized labeled bottles so I am legit. Obama can mandate it for me since they are rich pill companies.

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Sun, Jan 13, 2013, at 9:08 PM

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