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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘Letter to the Editor’

Support the deputies

Support the deputies

  Did you realize that Larimer County’s Jail is one of the most efficiently and effectively run jails anywhere around? The jail staff has worked with the judges, the public defenders, the cops and the DA to make sure that they are using the best practices in operating the jail. The deputies at the jail need your help because much of their funding is scheduled to expire soon. Vote YES on 1A on your election ballot and assure that the deputies at the jail have the resources they need to ... Full Story

Answering Joe Dion’s Stomping Stamps

Answering Joe Dion’s Stomping Stamps

  EBT means Electronic-Balance-Transfer. While, yes, the EBT card may hold "food stamp" benefits for some, others get cash assistance and can use the card, like a debit card, most anywhere credit cards are accepted. What Mr. Dion saw "Mr. EBT" doing at McDonalds˙ was not purchasing fast food with food stamps but with a cash allowance. Yes the entire welfare system is out of control. But the reader needs to take a look around the whole warren not just the one little rabbit hole he ... Full Story

Stomping the Stamp!

Stomping the Stamp!

No, I'm not talking about postage; I mean food stamps.  This program is out of control.  It's no longer a stopgap to keep people from starving, it's a lifestyle for many who don't need it in the first place.  In fact a rapper calling himself "Mr. EBT" has put out a rap video championing the use of "EBT" card (food stamps) and showing him sliding it through a reader at McDonalds! Last year we took in a woman who was in "crisis" and needed emergency shelter.  Abused, homeless, out of work ... Full Story

Epitaph for the 3-R’s

Epitaph for the 3-R’s

        Last week President Obama signed an executive order allowing states to "opt out" of the reading and math requirements of No Child Left Behind. After all, who needs to know math when everyone has their own calculator. And kids don't need to read when they've got video games. Oh, and the last "R", writing, was already dead - everyone "texts" these days. That's why so many entering college freshmen need to take a remedial writing course. With the 3-R's ... Full Story

“Son of Stim”

“Son of Stim”

          The President's "Jobs Plan" calls for another $400 billion dollars in BORROWING. Yes, that's what you call it when you spend money now and say you'll pay for it somehow over the next ten years. Oh, and by the way, exactly how does having workers and employers NOT pay into Social Security stimulate the economy? Isn't Social Security going broke one of the major concerns causing insecurity in this economy? And how again does increasing ... Full Story

Dear Editor

Dear Editor

          Cory Gardner is my Representative. I wish I could feel he represents my interests and concerns, but my sense when I contact him is that while his office may listen politely, what I say does not weigh at all in his voting decisions. Cory Gardner has an agenda that excludes those who need responsible representation. This was made even more clear to me when he voted in favor of the “Ryan Budget” and what it would have done to the uninsured, ... Full Story

Thank You for the Food

Thank You for the Food

To the Editor:     I would like to thank Berthoud Community Library patrons for their generosity in donating food for the Berthoud House of Neighborly Service as part of our adult summer reading program. Since May 23, you have donated 213 pounds of food. Summer tends to be a time when food banks experience fewer donations, so two years ago the library added, “Bring a Food Donation” to the summer program bingo card in order to help another important community ... Full Story

Calling on Gardner to End Big Oil Subsidies

Calling on Gardner to End Big Oil Subsidies

  Dear Editor     On the radio, I heard a segment about Taxpayers for Common Sense and their ad campaign against Representative Cory Gardner. I don’t understand why Representative Gardner hasn’t taken a direct stand against tax subsidies for oil and gas companies. These large corporations are incredibly successful and profitable without the help of taxpayer money. According to the new Taxpayers for Common Sense “Subsidy Gusher” Report, from 2001 to ... Full Story

The voice of democracy

The voice of democracy

AT LAST! The voice of democracy is heard again in our land! Thank you, Mr. President. The U.S. keeps see-sawing between two political philosophies – democracy and plutocracy – so different that we no longer communicate. This takes a toll on our nation. Republicans are the plutocrats. They believe that the wealthy are smarter and more deserving that the rest of us, that they have earned the right to govern, and that government should be run for their benefit. Their golden age was the ... Full Story

Learn from these young Egyptians?

Learn from these young Egyptians?

To the Editor, I watched in amazement as the young people of Egypt peacefully arose to overturn their country’s dictatorship. They revolted against a system ruled by an elite few, where all the wealth flowed upward, and ordinary people had no opportunity to progress, no matter how bright, skilled or educated they might be. Is Egypt now ripe for theocracy? Not likely. Egyptians have closely watched the Iranian revolution and its aftermath. They see their Iranian counterparts ... Full Story

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