Readers' Voice: Oct. 24, 2012
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There is no reason in this world for anyone to pass a school bus. I think the laws are too lenient with them. I think they should go to jail, lose their operator's and pay a big fine, and if they kill a child or hurt a child, it should be murder, not a slap on the hand.
No matter who is elected president, the mines will continue to operate but at a lower level because of the market and the diminishing coal. Also, guns and Bibles cannot be taken away. I think any intelligent person knows this.
This is to the person who said in the Readers' Voice that if Obama is re-elected they're going to take away your guns, your Bibles, all your freedoms, close the coal mines, etc. Well, you know what? You need to be taken away. Straight to a mental hospital and involuntarily committed until you're sane enough to walk the streets again, because you are obviously absolutely nuts.
I think it is time for WVU to rid itself of Oliver Luck and that fruitcake Holgorsen and all of his cronies. Holgorsen cannot get a grip on the concept of defense due to a mental disability that causes him to fixate on only one thing at a time.
A smart person may, if absolutely necessary, vote for a Republican if they are running for an office that only enforces the laws but an intelligent person will never vote for a Republican who is running for an office that makes the laws.
Remembering George McGovern, I recall how Republican propaganda portrayed this real WWII military hero as soft and weak, while portraying Ronnie Raygun as tough, although he spent the entire war hiding out in Culver City.
If Obama gets re-elected, expect him to declare he has received yet another mandate to do whatever he pleases. This will permit him . . . to appoint more czars at much higher salaries than before. Who knows how many czars there presently are, what their salaries are and what they are supposed to be doing. Romney has a great solution. He will fire all of the czars the day he is sworn in.
Kudos to the Sunday article about Teddy Roosevelt, arguably our greatest president. When the Republicans did not re-nominate him 100 years ago, could you say he was the first victim of the old neocons?
USA Today newspaper of Oct. 22, 2012, reports that gas prices are expected to drop over the next few weeks. If you blamed President Obama for high prices earlier this year, you will certainly give him credit for the anticipated drop. No? . . . Is that Fox News I hear in the background?
To the misinformed caller, the coal mines will eventually shut down whether President Obama is re-elected or not, and he doesn't care about your Bible or your guns and he is not after your freedoms. Find some other lies you can throw out there.
Why would anyone vote for Shelley Moore Capito or any Republican? For four years, they have done everything in their power to cause the United States to fail. They take an oath to protect America, but they vote . . . no to every bill that would create jobs and pledge allegiance to Grover Norquist.
Mitt Romney claims to "love" teachers, but he apparently thinks that teachers' unions are too powerful. I wonder who he thinks formed and belong to those unions?
I'm personally not really concerned who uses the special capital gains tax rate. If it's legitimate income, then it should be taxed at the same rate people who actually work for a living pay. Just another example of how special interest groups have totally messed up the tax code.