As a currently serving federal civilian employee, I read the “Government Pays for Time Off” editorial of Oct. 25 with great interest. In candor, I was quite taken aback at the position advocated by The News-Enterprise editorial board. In my view, the reasoning presented in that editorial failed to adequately address the root problems currently plaguing our system of government.
After days of fighting like cats and dogs, our U.S. Congress and President Obama have the government “running” again by agreeing to continue to spend more money than the country has, which results in additional borrowing, because none of them have the fortitude to stop their political prostitution.
In defense of Karen Sizemore, I think it was very unfair of Lowe’s to fire her for pursuing a shoplifting suspect. Karen had worked for Lowe’s for 18 years and these 18 years should account for something. I have to wonder if there were other motives for Lowe’s decision to fire her. Perhaps she had build up a lot of vacation time and other benefits and Lowe’s just figured it would be better for them financially to just fire the 55-year-old employee.
Today we have a disaster in the making with Obamacare, which was forced upon America completely along party lines. Before being passed by Democrats, you may recall Nancy Pelosi saying Obamacare had to be passed so we would know what was in it. What a terrible joke for America. Now everyone knows it was ill conceived and is harming our weak economy.
Karen Sizemore (“Woman fired after chasing shoplifter,” Oct. 11) helped me a number of times in the tool department over the last year or so and not only was sweet as she could be, but extremely helpful. She took as much time as I needed to find the right tool at the right price.
This week the Kentucky High School Athletic Association issued a new policy statement that following high school athletic events officials are to leave the area immediately and schools are strongly discouraged from allowing players to shake hands after the game. If a school chooses to allow players to shake, then the school is responsible for anything that might happen. This policy was issued as a response to a few incidents of uncivil, unsportsmanlike behavior.