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Saturday, September 8, 2012

This presidential race does not offer much of a choice. On the one hand, we can vote for President Obama and get more the same for the next four years. This will push the country further into an economic malaise. The alternative is to vote for Mitt Romney who lacks the appeal of a charismatic leader such as President Obama. Mitt Romney is as stale as two-week-old bread. I am hoping that between now and the election, Romney will be energized and show that he can motivate our nation. To do this, he will have to produce more than a vague plan on how he will turn the country around.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

I am a strong supporter of local school property taxes as they put the community in charge of our children's education.

In the Hamburg School District where I live, our taxes are higher than the surrounding communities. While some people complain about their property taxes, most of us are willing to pay more to ensure that our schools meet the needs of our children. Overall, we get good value for every dollar spent on education. Our schools are modern, our class sizes are reasonable and our teachers are paid fairly well.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

For some reason I noticed more careless drivers this summer. I also noticed an increase in angry drivers who have that nasty disease called road rage. When driving on the Interstate highway, cars are constantly cutting me off, often without signaling. Tailgaters drive right up behind my car as if they are trying to jump into the trunk! I try my best to move out of the way if possible. Sometimes, I just can't get over because there is another vehicle beside me. As soon as a small space opens up, the tailgater swings into the other lane to pass me on the inside.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

This week, I had difficulty deciding on a single topic for this article as several issues are concerning me. Rather than picking one, I decided to mention each of them. My first concern is that illegal aliens are rushing to take advantage of the President's Reprieve Program to get on the "Pathway to Citizenship". Congress refused to pass the DREAM Act, so the President decided to implement amnesty for aliens himself using his own reprieve program. Many of the illegal children of unlawful aliens are now lining up outside their home country's consulates. The reason?

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sustaining and creating jobs for working families is the most important issue that Carbon County and the entire nation currently faces. In today's economic recession, families are still struggling to hold on, and we must work hard to increase job opportunities in all sectors of the economy to get people back to work.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Recently, there has been an upsurge in the number of mass murders committed by lone gunmen. Americans are a peace loving people who strive to work hard, raise their families and support their communities. The recent mass shooting in a Colorado movie theater was particularly upsetting as it is difficult to avoid a shooter in a crowded theater. This was quickly followed by another killing spree in a Sikh Temple. There are plenty of nut jobs running around with guns intent on making a name for themselves by killing more people than the last executioner did.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Today we are constantly told or taught that a treaty is superior to the Constitution for the United States of America, and that a treaty can therefore amend the Constitution and/or destroy our sovereignty.

These statements are, and always have been, false!

The founding fathers, who wrote the federal Constitution and the "Bill of Rights", which became the "supreme law of the land" on June 21, 1788 and December 15, 1791, respectively, were very intelligent, learned, experienced, patriotic men.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Some states squander all they can collect from their taxpayers and more as they reward their contributors with fat contracts and government handouts. In Pennsylvania, past budget deficits have resulted in a state debt of approximately $45 billion. The unfunded pension liability for state workers is very difficult to quantify.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

When I watch the business news on television, I am constantly inundated with commercials imploring me to buy gold. They claim the economy is going to collapse and only precious metals will protect our life savings. The commercials are very effective. People truly are worried about the economy and how to preserve their savings. This week, several friends phoned or emailed me about the best way to buy and store gold. I am not a financial advisor and do not have a crystal ball. All I know is that gold went from a low of $380 per ounce in 2004 to a recent high of over $1,750 per ounce.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

President Obama made the biggest guffaw of his reign last week when he attacked entrepreneurs who built their own businesses from the ground up. He stated that they did not do it on their own, the government made it possible. The implication is that without government intervention no one can succeed in America. This President doesn't know what he is talking about! He has no idea of what it is like to start a business, hire employees, and build it into a successful enterprise.