Sound Off: Sunday, March 3, 2013
To the person calling Sound Off praising Pennsylvania's state controlled liquor stores: Do you have a backbone? You do? Good. Then write an editorial and let us know how many of our 50 states have state controlled liquor stores. Also, let us know if you are a union official with the state, with your name and your union affiliation.
Sun don't shine
I hope the sequestration doesn't go through, because then the sun is going to stop shining. Then what are people going to do in the summer when they are at the beach? It is dreadful. Frog's take: Too late.
Burden in my hand
I would like to know how these unions in the county and the state - I wonder how much they think all these taxpayers can handle. These are all patronage jobs. If you don't go to work, they don't even know you are missing. You have got to lay people off.
I hate to disappoint the caller regarding local ambulance company memberships. Memberships offer no financial reimbursement for routine ambulance transports. With the membership, all you are buying is a promise that they will indeed transport you routinely if asked. Memberships themselves offer no financial coverage for ambulance transports. Ask for specifics before you buy an ambulance company membership. Frog's take: I'm pretty certain you're incorrect on this one, but it is always good to ask.
I am calling concerning Dr. Romanic's retirement. Kudos to him. He is a wonderful physician and deserves a wonderful retirement. God bless him.
Congress has worked 19 days out of the 61 days so far this year. That is 42 days they have had off. Your tax dollars at work. Frog's take: That would be great to have a two-day week and a five-day weekend.
Got their way
Well, the Republican Congress has gotten its way with the sequester. They have cut spending.
Bring it on
I agree with the caller about the sequester - bring it on. The cuts do not go far enough when it comes the military, where we're spending more than $700 billion a year. It's our biggest government works program.
This is about the sequester. It's only 2.3 percent of the total budget, and to listen to the news you'd think the sky was falling. If we can't cut just 2.3 percent of the budget in this country without going down the tubes, then we are in far worse shape than we know. We will never secure our country's future if we keep spending like drunken sailors (no disrespect to drunken sailors), but we need to start somewhere. It's also curious that, after they tell us they need to cut the budget, they give $60 million dollars to the Syrians. Go figure.