October 7, 2021
Please help me understand. The “conservative” Republicans raised the debt limit three times for $8 trillion with the Democrats' support and yet gave a big tax decrease to corporations and the wealthy during the Trump administration. Does that make sense? If they were even attempting to balance the budget, wasn’t that going the wrong way? Now, they are holding back on raising the debt limit and holding up the big popular American Build Back Better package that has been projected to pay for itself just for political purposes. Does that make sense? And, then we have our wonderful Arizona Sen. Sinema who loves to grandstand. Does that make sense?
Please keep praying for Congress and all of us, because we really need it.
July 9, 2021
In the July 8 editorial section of the paper it was sad that Mr. Ullmann and Mr. Marsh personally attacked Mr. Atchue for being a Democrat but could not refute the information in his article, whereas the other two local editorial comments had specifics to support their messages.
Always remember, if you don’t like the lunacy, we can always vote the insanity out.
October 24, 2020
I’ve been involved in political discussions on Nextdoor (a local social media site) discussing various topics. Some posts were good, some questionable with regard to facts and some were really ugly, nasty name calling.
I’d like to tell you a little bit about some interactions. I find that it’s interesting to hear folks say that one party or individual is better than the other. This often comes from one’s personal perspective and isn’t that what we’re doing when we vote?
A couple of the topics that were discussed: One state getting more relief money over another when it doesn't matter what party is in charge because there are both party members in that state and by saying not funding one state, aren’t you hurting “everyone” in that state! Kind of silly to fight about which state needs the help when all of our states needs it.
What has been going on within the political negotiations for the financial help. Do we really know what is being negotiated or just what each party tells us? Again, kind of silly. The good and bad points of Biden vs. Trump as our future leader. Of course, there are good and bad points on both sides. Isn’t this really what we are trying to decide when we vote? To discern what the each individual has to offer and make our decision accordingly? However, I noticed how much credence we put on our past experiences that happened years ago with person “A” or party “B." Or are we looking at what our country needs today?
Whatever your views, get out and vote (Democratic of course), then go back and share some love with your neighbors! May God truly bless and be with us all.
September 24, 2020
York/Vindman column in last Thursday's paper was truly a sad article to be published. Alexander Vindman, late of the United States Army and the National Security Council, was a dedicated immigrant who has served valiantly, being vilified again because he “might have” told someone the information that caused Trump (our bully in charge) to be impeached. As a result of his testimony in the impeachment hearings, the bully stopped him from getting a promotion and removed both him and additionally his brother from their high-ranking positions in the White House. And now the article is again vilifying Vindman because the whistleblower was possibly one of the individuals he might have told about the incident. To top it off, people are still trying to find out who the whistleblower is rather than holding the individual who did the impeachable offense accountable.
I, like many others, praise Vindman for having the courage to defend our democratic principles. He saw a problem and eventually had the courage to tell what he (witnessed) heard to Congress. Of course, sad but true to Trump's vindictiveness to anyone who says anything bad about him, Vindman is no longer in uniform. How many good people does Trump have to vilify before Republicans realize what a menace he is to our nation? The gutless ones in the Senate that shirked their constitutional duties will pay for it in the end.
America needs your vote. Please vote early for Democrats.