January 29, 2014
Readers' voice: Jan. 30, 2013
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For those of you that would like to shut the coal company down, all you have to do is turn off your electric and quit using it. If Appalachian Power can't see electric, they don't need to buy coal.
Thank you to the Dunbar Fire Department for the respect shown to a retired fireman who passed away last week.
Real estate values have diminished greatly because of the drinking water contamination. I urge everyone to contest the raise of the real estate taxes by the Assessor's Office.
There are a bunch of lights out on the interstate in Charleston and the exits. They need to be replaced.
Whatever happened to neither rain, sleet or snow will keep the mail from being delivered? I don't think they understand that here in Scott Depot.
A sensible way to make up some of these school days is to go a half a day in the summer at a designated time, instead of making kids sit through the hot summer.
To the person who said watch Fox News and we would get all the facts about how President Obama is violating the Constitution, thanks for the laugh. I might suggest you watch MSNBC to get all the facts about how the tea party really hates our democracy and is trying to destroy it.
The Gazette referred to "drug lords" in an otherwise laudable editorial. Drug lords are not cooking meth in West Virginia using cold pills. The meth cookers are hardly drug lords. They are generally pitiful dumbbells, lords of nothing.
On its face raising the minimum wage sounds great. Everyone wants to make more money. But when you honestly look at the facts it's raising also hurt many people. Anytime the minimum wage raises, the basics, milk, bread, cheese, and the like match that raise; so really you gain nothing. Also, the businesses certainly don't eat that raise; they raise their prices to cover it, so again we gain nothing.
To the person who thought the Affordable Care Act was misnamed, how about the Patriot Act and Operation Iraqi Freedom?
And what were the first words out the mouth of the Speaker of the House of No following the State of the Union address? Not "maybe we can work with the president," but "no, we cannot work with the president." That is why the GOP's approval rating with the American voter is approximately 10 percent.
Does the NRA think that the only way to stop a bad child with a gun is a good child with gun?
It's apparent Democrats carry the load cleaning up the big mess left us. President Obama is doing a good job with little help from the other side. We expect more holding back good policies by a one-sided ideology that benefits super rich and forgetting the rest of the country.