Readers' Voice: Oct. 3, 2012
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When I remember Obama's statement that if no progress was made in the first three years, he would not get a second term. I remember when he whispered to a foreign leader "wait until after the election" and I watch him now on TV. I am wondering how anyone in their right minds could vote for this man who has been an utter failure.
Another request to the SCPD chief: Please get your officers into the hill neighborhoods. We are being overrun with junk vehicles, work trailers, people parking on sidewalks, etc. Please get some order in our neighborhoods. Some of us care about our property.
I am sure during the debates you will hear the phrase: Are you better off today than four years ago?" I say a resounding, 'Yes!' Going from 9/11, two wars, a weakened Social Security system, record foreclosures on American homes, $4 a gallon gas, record debt, and a near-depression. . . . No one person could have mucked this stall in four years and probably not eight.
The "fiscal cliff" is nothing compared to the much larger cliff we are headed for if some drastic actions are not taken. Do something courageous and allow all of the ill-advised "temporary" tax cuts to expire. Borrowing even more money to extend these tax cuts is beyond stupid.
Concerning the upcoming vote on term limits for sheriffs, I think many more of us are interested in placing term limits on all the statewide offices at two terms. Once they get in office, with our voting mentality, they stay there.
How come the best times for creating a surplus in the federal budget was with a Republican Congress and a Democratic chief, Clinton, and now the Republicans are blamed for not cooperating with a Democrat, Obama, and creating a giant deficit? Where is the leadership from the executive now?
Damon Thibodeaux, on Louisiana death row for 15 years for murder and rape, is the 300th person exonerated by DNA evidence in the U.S. There is something terribly wrong with our police, prosecutors and courts to have that many wrongful convictions.
Somehow, someway, something has got to be done to stop this never-ending onslaught of political commercials. Every election, the attempted brainwashing increases in numbers and intensity. It is cruel and unusual punishment and it has got to stop!
I simply will not vote for one guy and I cannot make myself vote for the other guy.