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Letters

Jobs

Our federal government says that there was over 200,000 jobs created last year. I don’t believe that for a minute. With all these plants chasing stores going out of business, manufacturing jobs going overseas for cheap labor and I don’t care what President Trump says. These jobs are ...

How

So how can Democrats support an illegal group that makes up 3% of the population? If you are talking the numbers of illegal immigrants in the US, then the percentage is 4%, if it is the 'Dreamers' the percentage drops since they only make up one tenth of the number of illegal immigrants in the ...

Powerful trends

Since the first European colonies were established in North America, the following trends have had a more significant influence on how our country functions today than any core principles espoused by political parties over the years. First, the risk taking explorers, scouts, and pioneers who ...

In praise of working man

This is to support all who work out in the elements everyday. No offense to those who work everyday inside a warm dry climate-controlled environment and put their heart into everyday grind. This is to broaden the horizon of the ignorance. Stop giving the people who service your life everyday ...

Reflecting mascot

When Democrats remained seated during the president’s message, their actions reflected the party mascot. William E Smedley Picture Rocks Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Trump glow undeserved

There was a glowing letter of how President Trump is saving the taxpayers money. He cut staff and salary in the White House as well as staff for the First Lady. A savings of $5.1 million the first year in comparison to former President Obama. Some savings there. Now let’s take a look ...

Pelosi’s logic inconsistent

In her recent tirade on the House floor, Nancy Pelosi referred to protecting the Dreamers as “an act of worship” of the God who created them, and not protecting them constitutes ignoring God. Glad to hear that she's got religion. However, I wonder how that logic would apply if the ...

Perspective on GDP

Much has been discussed about the level and distribution of taxes recently, but as Dr. Walter Williams pointed out in a recent article, what is really important is the percentage of our gross domestic product the federal government takes and spends. In 2017 our GDP totaled about $19 trillion ...

Up for discussion

While channel surfing one evening, I ran across a program called “Sister Wives” which chronicled the life of a polygamous family. I didn’t watch the show, but it prompted me to ponder a few questions: (1) If such unions are made up of consenting adults and aren’t infringing on anyone ...

Where credit is due

This letter pertains to the speech given by Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes Award Ceremony. Her speech has Democrats buzzing and crying out Oprah for President. What a laugh. This is to cast a slick talking woman into the limelight of American Politics, which is nothing short of a strong ...

Disheartened

I've just been looking at the governor's budget proposal and I'm disheartened to see that Wolf still hasn't got a good idea how the economy works. Don't get me wrong, I did see some things I liked, but there are a couple of things that trouble me. First, the things I like are that the ...

The only path

Hard cases" on abortion focused on game changing historical figures. I must assume that it is an easy case for the likes of Hitler, Stalin, or someone just as cruel. However, the real point in the argument is that women should not have the right to choose their own path in life; they only have ...

What tariff means

I'm responding to Glenda Heyde letter on February 10th criticizing the 30 percent tariff on solar panel components. Her main point is that this tariff proves that the congressmen don't care about the planet. She wrote that we lost the race to manufacture this new tech. In reality, the tariff ...

Cowardice

Rod Porter, the prominent assistant in President Trump’s White House recently resigned his position. The day after he left Trump leveled this praise on Porter: “He worked very hard.” “He did a very good job while he was here.” “We hope he has a wonderful career and he will ...

About the midterms

Our country's midterm will be here soon. Historically, whichever party has a majority of seats in Congress at that time will lose some, or all, of that majority. However, I don't think that will happen this year. Trump's approval rating is now 50 percent in some circles. He has now done ...

District is fair

I am writing in response to the article “Outraged” published on February 10th, regarding redistricting and Congressman Tom Marino. First, although it is true that District 10 is large and encompasses many counties, districts are not based on size, but on population. For example, if you ...

One more time

It has been suggested that to believe that the rich should not be taxed at higher rates so others can enjoy a better standing of living means that you think wealth should be concentrated to a very few people. Nowhere did that thought or comment appear in anything that has been ...

It won’t hurt

So Trump wants the people like me on food stamps to accept government issued food (that if you look at the list most people would consider) taking one half of my benefits. This overlooks people on special diets, diabetics, elderly on soft foods...plus nothing fresh in the boxes. Look at ...

Romance of legislatures

And the dreamers. I have searched what I learned in public school, college and learning from my legal immigrant grand parents. This is my conclusion to this romance. First, it is creating another minority group; further reducing majority rule. Second, this group is indebted to federal ...

Why is USA bankrupt?

This country is trillions of dollars in debt and slowly going bankrupt. We have been force fed the propaganda that the cause is everything from our involvement in the Middle East conflicts and the war on terror, to the aid we provide to other countries. But I submit that the following 11 ...