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The people of Elizabethtown have a great service in the Public Works Department. I think we take for granted the service of picking up all the debris that we leave out in the streets.
Not only do they provide this service, but the competence of those who operate that machine is extraordinary. We are very fortunate to have them. I say thanks from everyone who avails themselves of this service.
Check the math
After checking some figures with U.S. Department of Energy, the Wall Street Journal, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census Bureau, Department of the Treasury, Federal Reserve and several other sources, here are some facts that are indisputable.
From January 2009 until January 2011, gas prices increased 84 percent, unemployment overall increased 23.7 percent, the number of food stamp recipients increased 35 percent, long-term unemployment has increased 1,465.2 percent, the number of failed banks has increased 17.1 percent and the national debt has increased 32.2 percent.
If you have a problem with this information, look it up for yourself.
My problem is who do you want to blame for these problems that have escalated out of control in the past two years?
We have a responsibility to know who we vote for and what they truly stand for. Are they putting America first? I don’t see it ... not by these figures.