Sound Off: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Pick up the tab
If Obamacare is so great, everyone from the president on down should have the same parameters. Washington, D.C., insiders get the same special taxpayer-backed deals, perks, exceptions, exemptions and Obamacare subsidies while the American people get stuck with the tab.
It is a shame every year, it seems, my family gets stuck by people smoking at the Halloween parade. I do not think it is very nice to smoke around children. Just because we are outside doesn't mean we can't smell your smoke. We do not bother to move because it never fails there is another smoker. Please be considerate of the children. The parade doesn't last that long. Either wait or move away from the crowd.
Let's try ROTC
What our schools need is an ROTC program. Surely these types of programs develop study skills, discipline, physical training, integrity, honesty and accountability. These and many other attributes are needed by tomorrow's leaders and more important than standardized test results.
Answer is yes
Do unfettered gun rights supersede the rights of the rest of us to be safe? I guess someone will have to tell the family of teacher Mike Lansberry the answer is yes.
When something is as obvious as obvious can be, it is no longer a no-brainer, it is a "no-Boehner."
I was just wondering about these undertakers: Are they are eligible for food stamps because business is dead?
Three cheers for our chief of police Ed Griffiths for his tough love action on the playground. Too bad he is not the parent of these destructive vandals.
Do it again
Once again our wonderful county commissioners have done it. Now we have a lawsuit against us by the row officers.
I believe the Republicans are going crazy.
You can tell what kind of town Shamokin has become by the number of the Obama callers in Sound Off. They are dependent on the government and they refuse to get off their butts and get a job and take care of themselves. Nobody bought my insurance for me. Buy your own.
Taints for the memories
What is going on with these tainted dog treats they are getting from China? We have all these rules and regulations here for our foods and we are buying stuff from China, which has no regulations. I don't understand it. This country is going down the tubes.
Since August, more than half a million Americans have received notices from their health insurers that their existing policies are being canceled because they don't comply with the Affordable Care Act. Another Obama lie.
Hello, American taxpayers, here is one for you - the Obamacare website and the contractors that were paid to put this failed system online. Guess what the cost was? A mere $93 million, and now they are going to have to spend half that much to correct it. Spend, Obama, spend.
Kudos to Virginia Dall's letter to the editor on Oct. 24 regarding the effects of factory farms and fracking regarding our water supplies. Think about this. God bless America.
The community garden project is an attractive centerpiece of community pride. How long will it remain that way before it becomes a hangout and is vandalized by our local unappreciative juveniles? Set up the cameras.