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This much I know
I know: I want to go forward and not backward.
I know: Health care is a great thing and birth control and mammogram coverage should be afforded to all women
I know: The wealthy 1 percent should want to pay their fair share
I know: Women deserve to make decisions regarding their bodies
I know: My vote will be going to re-elect President Barack Obama
Let Obama finish the job
President Barack Obama told the nation in his inauguration speech that he knew what a mess he was inheriting and that it probably would take more than four years to get us back on track.
This mess was made by the prior administration’s eight years of mismanagement and blundering, not just with our economy, but with our position in the world. They tried to do what Mitt Romney says he wants to do and it failed. We bailed out the banks and they never held up their end of the bargain. They stopped their predatory practices only after they were forced to by law. President Obama rescued the jobs that put food on people’s tables and gives mothers and fathers income to put in a bank ... the automobile industry. President Obama’s administration even saw to it that the credit card companies had to stop preying on the public with ridiculously high fees.
Our president has made great strides, even though Rep. John Boehner and Republicans in Congress have fought him on every single thing he’s tried to do.
I say let’s take four more years to fix what it took eight years to destroy. Let’s continue our move forward.
Get thee to the voting booth
I beseech you brethren and sisters to vote. We have a country that has lost its way. Congress is weak and will not stand up to the wicked and unethical politicians and people trying to buy legisla-tion and policies. The country is divided and Congress is trying to fake concern and care for the welfare of the poor and middle class. Don’t be fooled by anyone who says they are of God. Let your spiritual wisdom and the Holy Spirit guide you.
Money and debt is our problem, because we are too greedy and don’t know when enough is enough. What happens to the leader who wants his students, children or apprentice to be greater than them? You are measured by how you influence and motivate those who come after you to be greater and lead into the next generation, not by who has the most money, power and prestige achieved at the expense of less fortunate Americans. God said we will be lovers of ourselves and pit father against son, mother against daughter, brother against brother and sister against sister.
These people are trying to take away your voting rights, your education system, Medicare system, and Social Security. Who is going to believe Wall Street, which started the economic downfall because of greed and deregulation?
Face it America, we have some greedy, unethical, disloyal people on Wall Street. Greed is the reason we are in debt and in a state of division and rebellion. Let’s return to our first love, Jesus Christ, and grow as a nation that is for the people, by the people and of the people. We must understand the government has it role, we as a people have our role, but God has set the ultimate standards and policies in this supposed one nation under God.
Let us please respect the office of the president. I don’t agree with all his policies but, I do believe he has a genuine concern for this country.
Drop air board support
In 1974 after a public hearing, Elizabethtown City Council and Hardin Fiscal Court disapproved the Airport Board’s proposal to construct a new airport.
Subsequently, the Air Board and local politicians worked behind the scenes and tied the airport to an industrial plan which was approved by City Council and Fiscal Court. There was considerable opposition and efforts to rescind, to no avail.
In 1989 an article in the newspaper was headlined “Sen. Wendell Ford helps airboard obtain a rare instrument landing system.” The article stated that Airport Board Chairman Bill Schmidt praised board member Ernie Bates, who also credited Sen. Ford for helping obtain approval to acquire the system. Ford also said Fort Knox calculated the federal government could save more than $250,000 annually by transporting personnel through E’town rather than the Louisville airport.
Having formerly been the traffic manager at the Fort Knox transportation office, I knew that was impossible because there were no scheduled flights from E’town. I called the transporatation office and found the only thing being done was sending two military buses in the event travelers arrived destined for Fort Knox, which was rare. A bus remained most of the day and usually returned empty.
I wrote a letter to the U.S. General Accounting Office with a copy of the article and requested an investigation. I didn’t receive or expect a reply but I learned that sending buses was discontinued.
As stated in your editorial Aug. 12, an industry-supported “travel bank” has been rejected so the air board expects deep pockets from Hardin County government to provide a deal for a two-year annual guarantee of $2 million to airlines.
The airport has been wrongly supported by taxpayers, including federal funding. It must stop now. Really, retroactive punitive action would be justified as it will be in the “court” to come.
Romney not right for U.S.
Romney does it again. He speaks before thinking. First, it was the Olympics blunder, now a false, hasty and outrageous accusation criticizing President Barck Obama’s response to the Libya terrorist attack at our American diplomatic mission.
Four Americans were killed. In the face of adversity, where is Romney’s patriotism? He desperately was trying to gain politically by using this terrible foreign crisis, while our country still remembers the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. That is disgraceful and unbecoming of a presidential candidate and makes our country look weak.
Former GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum had it right when he stated that re-electing President Barack Obama would be better than having Republican rival Mitt Romney in the White House.
The only things Romney is good at is outsourcing American jobs overseas; jobs American people need. He also knows how to avoid paying his share of taxes. Romney is a multimillionaire who pays less in taxes than the average American worker.
Is this right and just? You be the judge on election day.
God bless our country.