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Friday, July 1, 2016

Posts Tagged ‘Letter to the Editor’

Social Security Trust Fund

Social Security Trust Fund

  To the Editor, Is the Social Security Trust Fund empty because Congress borrowed and spent the money?  No.  The Fund invested the money in U.S. treasuries, and it will be repaid as needed. Suppose you were in charge of the Fund.  Once the current year’s payments were made, what would you do with the billions of left-over dollars needed to fund future payments? Would you stuff them in a coffee can and bury them in the back yard, where they would earn no interest and thereby lose ... Full Story

What do you mean “We Lost?”

What do you mean “We Lost?”

  Apoplectic: of a kind to cause or apparently cause stroke as in an apoplectic rage; also: greatly excited or angered as in she was apoplectic over the news. Hegemony: the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group. These are my new favorite words of the week.  They perfectly define the GOP and the right’s feelings, and the cause of those feelings, after last Tuesday’s re-election of President Obama. It has been quoted that the Romney camp was ... Full Story

Preserving or dismantling Medicare

  Working as a rural family doctor the past 30 years, it is most disheartening to see someone who has worked hard all their life have a catastrophic illness which throws them into bankruptcy. We must ignore the negative TV ads and campaign rhetoric to determine which political party will preserve Medicare. The U.S. House has passed the Ryan budget, (which Romney endorsed) which will fundamentally change Medicare as we have known it since 1965. The plan replaces guaranteed defined benefits ... Full Story

Voter fraud rarer than shark attacks

Voter fraud rarer than shark attacks

            "I want people in Florida to want to vote as bad as that person in Africa who walks 200 miles across the desert. This should not be easy." -- Florida State Senator Mike Bennett   If Mike Bennett has anything to say about it, Florida's HB 1355 will surely make voting much harder for that state's minority residents. HB 1355 (now under legal challenge), changes the rules for early voting and voter registration, all in an attempt to combat alleged ... Full Story

Biosolids Use is Not a Common Agricultural Practice

Biosolids Use is Not a Common Agricultural Practice

        Nitrogen fertilizers have been used for hundreds of years. Cover crops and legumes to enrich the soil, as well as manure have been used for at least a thousand years. But the residuals from waste water treatment plants, located in industrial urban centers, have only recently been applied to land and have caused serious problems beyond nuisance issues. Hundreds of sludge-exposed rural neighbors have gotten sick, some with life-threatening illnesses; entire dairy ... Full Story

The state of Cain in the modern world

The state of Cain in the modern world

    21 February 2012 Dear Editor: It is not just wishful thinking that states can live without the death penalty. Generally, states that do not have capital punishment have lower homicide rates than states that have capital punishment. People of New Testament times need to consider what Jesus did when asked about the legality of divorce. Jesus was aware of His present time and of what the law stated, but He referenced a time before the law was ever given to reveal what God's ... Full Story

Candidates needed for Berthoud BOT

Candidates needed for Berthoud BOT

      To The Editor If anyone living within the Town of Berthoud limits is interested in representing our community by serving on the Town Board, you only have until February 13 to pick up and circulate a petition. The last day to turn the completed petition in is Friday, March 2. Call or email our (wonderful) Town Clerk, Mary Cowdin as follows: Mary K. Cowdin E-mail: mcowdin@berthoud.org (970) 532-2643 No one among the current Board has declared his/her intentions to run. ... Full Story

The Constitution vs. Congress

The Constitution vs. Congress

Welcome the passage of Senate Bill 1867 and the police state.  No hearings were held and this passed under the guise of “our security.”Our government now has the right to detain and imprison American civilians indefinitely WITHOUT charges or due process.  Guilty until proven innocent is now the American way. This bill is the final step necessary to strike down any remaining Constitutional protections. We have fusions centers all over the country gathering information on all citizens from ... Full Story

Payroll Tax “Holiday”? – The Grasshopper and the

Payroll Tax “Holiday”? – The Grasshopper and the Ant!

  This was a very bad idea! The amount withheld from your paycheck (matched by your employer) is not a “tax,” but a contribution to your Social Security retirement benefits. If you don’t pay in during those quarters, it reduces the benefits you will receive upon retirement. Ask the Social Security Administration for a calculation of your estimated benefits (which are based on how much you pay-in) and you will see what I mean! This “tax holiday,” like all holidays, costs you in ... Full Story

RE: “MIT climate scientist receives frenzy of

RE: “MIT climate scientist receives frenzy of hate mail”

That climatologists are now the target of ideologically driven abuse from climate denialists whose carefully packaged preconceptions are endangered by inconvenient facts is hardly surprising. These attacks are of a piece with similar responses from conservatives in other spheres who feel their world-views are under attack, as in the case of a teenaged girl in Rhode Island who successfully sued to remove a prayer banner from her public school's wall, and who's been receiving threats of ... Full Story

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