Sound Off: Friday, September 27, 2013
OK, let me get this straight. The Mount Carmel teachers say, "If you can read, thank a teacher" but they also say, "If you can't read, your parents aren't helping you enough at home." So they want to take all the credit for teaching the kids when they do well, but put the blame on the parents when the test scores are low. That doesn't seem fair.
I disagree with Rep. Masser. A one-half percent surcharge to homeowners for blight control is unfair. As a homeowner, I worked hard to buy my home, to maintain my home and pay my taxes diligently. Any fee on my property is not fair. Enough already.
When it becomes a crime to not buy health insurance, do you think insurance companies will have any motivation to keep costs low? What are you going to do, not buy it? Boy, I am glad Democrats are protecting us from big business.
I can't believe the greed the Mount Carmel teachers are showing by picketing the school board. I have an option for them if they want to make extra money: Why don't they get a job during the summer like everybody else?
This is for the Mount Carmel Area teachers. They only work eight months a year and all they do is whine over getting new contracts and raises. There are a lot of other jobs that are equal to or more important than theirs.
A recent caller questioned why Sen. Cruz is so stupid as to think that Obama would sign a bill to repeal his own Obamacare. My question is, how is it that the American people were so stupid as to elect this bum for a second term?
Make it the best
The Shamokin-Coal Township Public Library is having its annual fund drive, and I would like to encourage everybody to donate to the library. Let's make this the best year ever.
Get with it
The Republicans in Congress are not shutting down the government. All they are doing is stopping funding for Obamacare. Everything else will pass. Start getting educated, whoever is calling these calls in everyday about the Republicans. It is Obama who will shut down the government and blame it on the Republicans.
So Rep. Masser wants to tax my insurance bill a few dollars so he can give it away to people like the guy in Kulpmont who doesn't want to pay for insurance to clean up his mess. I don't need to pay extra taxes so you guys can give it away to people who aren't smart enough to take care of their own home insurance. Frog's take: For the record, the money wouldn't go to individuals; it would go to municipalities to clean up the mess left by those individuals.