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To the Editor: In Steve Murphy's last letter, (R-E, July 17) he claims that the DFL-led Legislature passed a responsible, sustainable budget. To the DFL, "responsible" means increased taxes to save government jobs. Forget private sector jobs. Higher taxes mean chasing private business out of the state which we will have with the DFL plan.
To the Editor: The House passed an additional $2 billion spending bill to struggling automakers for giving car owners a $4,500 subsidy to trade in clunkers for an energy efficient car to boost the economy. (How about a struggling people subsidy?) It will probably pass the Senate. What a joke. I disagree with this program, especially in this critical economy, along with all the other handouts given. It keeps the rich getting richer and the poor and poorer struggling more and more. Quit all the bailouts. No more subsidies.
To the Editor: In regards to an opinion by Craig Livingstone (R-E, July 31) -- Dear Mr. Livingstone, evidently you missed the rest of the Waterloo news story. It rebuffed Sen. Jim DeMint's statement as radical and simply ill-willed, as were similar comments along the same lines wishing the president fail by all of the other far right wing people over the edge of reality. Let me fill you in on what the real general consensus is. If you don't agree with the president's policies, please let us hear your alternative solution, sit and debate the facts and issues.
To the Editor: Scare tactics rather than facts have been embraced by opponents to universal health care. Twice in three newspapers during one week, the R-E chose to run editorial cartoons by the cartoonist Breen of San Diego. July 25th's editorial cartoon superimposed a hammer-and-sickle on the Red Cross, calling it "Obama-care." On July 29, in case this was too subtle, Breen wrote out "Socialism" in front of Nancy Pelosi, dressed in a nurse's uniform. Universal health care = the Red menace; fear-mongering instead of analysis.
To the Editor: Can we afford not to reform health care insurance? The system is broke and for-profit insurance companies will continue to raise premiums and deny claims if we do nothing. Whether you desire HR 3200, public option plan, or HR 676, single-payer plan, make your desires known to senators and representatives. It would also help to call the White House. State who you are, your ZIP code and which plan you desire. Congress is hung up on the public option and would dilute it, making it ineffective.
To the Editor: I noticed the Republican Eagle recently ran a letter from an area resident with concerns about the Troubled Asset Relief Program or TARP (R-E, July 18). I share the reader's concerns, which is why I recently co-sponsored two pieces of legislation to ensure that taxpayer TARP funds are well-spent. The first of these bipartisan bills is S. 1280, the TARP Recipient Ownership Trust Act of 2009, which would create a private market trust to maximize returns on taxpayer investments in institutions aided by TARP.
To the Editor: As I read the transcript of President Obama's July 18 radio address, I agree with his opening statement that health-care reform "affects the health and financial well-being of every single American and the stability of our entire economy." However, I begin to wonder if there's a grain of truth to what the president continues to say: "I want to be very clear: I will not sign on to any health plan that adds to our deficits over the next decade." According to preliminary analysis by the Congressional Budget Office, the coverage provisions of the House bill (HR 3200) wi
To the Editor: In June of this year, my husband and I ate at a local restaurant. When it was time to pay for the meal, my husband gave the waitress his credit card and she took it out of our sight. We now know that was probably a big mistake. Two days later, charges started appearing on his account that weren't his charges. This was a wake-up event for us. I just wanted to share this experience with the community. Never let your card out of your sight. Sandra Peterson Prescott
To the Editor: Thank you for the article regarding the expansion plans for Hidden Valley Campground in Welch (R-E, July 23). I am a concerned neighbor who has lived across from the campground for eight years. I still marvel at the beauty of the river and the valley and I want other people to enjoy it too. In the past few years, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of campers and tubers, negatively impacting the quality of life for nearby Welch residents. I am concerned with the amount of litter and garbage strewn along the river and roads.
To the Editor: As a mother of a child with a disability, I urge parents to take advantage of the programs Red Wing offers to children with disabilities. According to Red Wing School Board minutes June 2008, there are many programs that children are qualified for that allow them to receive services at no cost to the parent(s), such as physical, music, speech, and occupational therapies. Another service offered is personal care assistance. PCA services allow parents to hire someone to assist with the daily living skills of a child.