Last Sunday, "60 Minutes" had a segment on how some members of Congress have created means of circumventing rules that enable them to use campaign contributions for their own personal use. I would suggest that some nonaffiliated panel investigate the House and Senate.
Because of some of the comments in the Readers' Voice concerning the condition of our highways, there are times I become hopeful that people in this state are finally beginning to realize that nothing will change if Democrats retain control. Then we have an election, the same old names get re-elected, nothing changes, and all hope is lost -- again.
Rules clarification for major-league hitters: There is no rule that says you cannot swing at the first pitch. There is no rule that says when they pitch you low and outside three at-bats in a row you cannot adjust and try to hit the ball to the opposite field.
So the now-convicted auditor at BrickStreet has recanted his story about higher-ups at BrickStreet taking bribes. Yeah, we can all believe that one. If he worked for the state, is his retirement from the state being taken away? Who is checking on that and whether or not any other stuff is going on?
The tea party shut down the government, costing us, the taxpayers, $24 billion. That would have fed a lot of hungry people. That would have gone far in promoting peace in the world. It would have funded a jobs program for youth. It would have done many things that we, as Christians, would see as beneficial in treating our less fortunate neighbors.
It would be a great help if the newspaper would print a daily box containing some element helpful to West Virginia citizens about what is available to them involving the new health-care programs, a test that's free, what to do or where to call, etc. Keep it simple, a line or two.
Though West Virginia votes wrong, we continue to be progressed by programs from President Obama. Thank God we have health care for all of our neighbors now. Much suffering and death will be avoided.
Is there a single member of Congress that has read all of the many pages of Obamacare? I doubt it, and I don't know how it was passed if they didn't. Second, I would like our news media -- Gazette -- to find out if the members of the House and Senate are in fact required to accept Obamacare, like the public.
Two recent headlines about Israel from the same news organization: "70 percent rise in settler construction starts," and Israel says, "Iran must be judged by its actions, not words." I have an idea: Why don't we judge Israel by its actions too?