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Defining leadership

 

 

Phone call leads to encounter with supervisor

 

 

Brooks a direct reflection of his constituency

 

 

Local schools: Dare to compare

 

 

Extraordinary customer service

 

 

Thankful for the American Dream

 

 

Questions for Congressman Childers

I was never so glad to see a political campaign season end as the one that supposedly finished in Nov. ‘08, and I bet everybody in the whole country would say the same. I was very pleased to see an end to all the SPAM flooding my mail every day, weren’t you? Well , it’s starting up again already! We have been receiving all these flyers from Congressman Childers where he is boasting about saving the lives of 11 million children with his “affordable” health care. He says it’s OK to go ahead and get sick now, and 22 million parents won’t have to lose sleep worrying about their children not having “affordable” health care anymore. In addition to the mail delivered to our home, there are ads on TV saying the same thing and asking the 33 million people to call Congressman Childers for the purpose of giving thanks. Is anybody else getting tired of this? Do you wonder too who is paying the bill for this? What I’d really like to hear from Mr. Childers are the answers to several questions I have asked him through e-mail and through his office in Columbus. I’ve asked him why he didn’t speak at the March for Life in D.C. on the 22nd of Jan and why he wasn’t even there. I asked him why he hasn’t co-sponsored HR25, the Fair Tax Bill, which will deliver us from the federal income tax burdens and abolish the IRS. I asked him why he hasn’t fought for our 45 bypass around Columbus to be included in the 9,000 earmarks in our government’s latest spending spree. I asked him why our state is supposed to receive only $250 million for education when there are $80 billion in the pot for that purpose. Lastly, I asked why he voted for the incredible bill at warp speed before knowing what was actually in it. Now I’m sure everyone would like to know his answers to these questions but I probably won’t be getting them any time soon. What do you think? Raymond Gross, Columbus

 

 

Disagree with editorial

I read with concern and confusion a recent Commercial Dispatch editorial dealing with the proposed new soccer/sportsplex (Building a sportsplex: What are we waiting for? Feb. 18). While I certainly agree with the sentiments that the time has come for Columbus to build the facility, the editorial missed the mark when it dismissed two potential locations.

 

 

‘Fringe science’ has no business in the classroom

I appreciate Mr. Abraham Smith’s letter (Evolutionists’ erroneous assertions, Feb. 17) responding to my commentary on science education in the USA. His letter was polite and to the point. However, his definition of “fairness” in teaching science is problematic for the following reasons.

 

 

Lost hope

Even though I did not support Barack Obama in his run for the Presidency I had high hopes for him and great expectations from him.

 

 

Change we don’t need

Please remind me again why we need Obama as president. Also, explain how nominating a bunch of crooks to help bring about change is good. No wonder the Democrats don’t mind raising our taxes because, apparently, they don’t pay any.

 

 

Questions about tax assessor

While reading an article in “The Columbus Packet“ concerning Mr. Greg Andrews, Lowndes County Tax Assessor/Collector, I was wondering if this is the same Greg Andrews that was in the news a while back (year or so ago) that was buying property via tax sales using a proxy buyer?

 

 

Stimulus equals payback

The so-called stimulus package that is fixing to be crammed down and through all of our orifices and is being signed by President Obama is nothing more than Democrats pushing through program after program that they haven’t been able to do over the past eight years in order to “payback” all of their liberal left-wing contributors that put them in power.

 

 

In defense of the GOP

I would like to respond to Willis Pope’s letter describing the GOP as losing touch with reality, racist, a voice for intolerant Christian Evangelicals, small hearts, hearts in the wrong place, old and giving power to the already powerful.

 

 

A letter to the President

In your campaign, you emphasized the need for change, and I want to respectfully challenge you to reconsider your position on the abortion issue, and by so doing guaranteeing freedom and liberty for “the least of these,” i.e., countless lives waiting to be born.

 

 

Carrier Lodge

My disapproval notwithstanding, if the Legislature authorizes The W to sell the Carrier Lodge property, it is imperative that the school receives the maximum amount available from ANY willing buyer. This means no private, non-competitive purchase.

 

 

GOP has lost touch

I was most pleased to see that Travis Childers and Bennie Thomson voted “YES” on the economic stimulus bill. I, on the other hand, think it most shameful that the rest of the Congressmen from the poorest state in the country voted a big “NO.” What do Senators Wicker and Cochran and Representatives Taylor and Harper think will alleviate the economic crisis in Mississippi? More tax relief to zombie companies, many of whom are insolvent and pay no taxes anyway?

 

 

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