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January 21, 2008

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To the editor:

It is great to hear that both of our senators support repealing regulations that don't allow me to take target practice with my Uzi in Jellystone National Park. I also hear that the president will give $800 tax rebates to those most likely to spend it. Is that per month? Oh Happy Days!

Don Brennaman,

Lawrence

Comments

rtwngr 6 years, 11 months ago

I can use $800. Thank you, Mr. President.

oldvet 6 years, 11 months ago

Yep, we don't get it either... the President only asks for it to be approved... Congress must pass it as OK...

Damned gutless Democrat majority!

OnlyTheOne 6 years, 11 months ago

$800! A pittance compared to what BushCo has cost America and her people over the last seven years! I once held that Bill Clinton was the worst president, liar, cheat whoremonger and traitor but now we have BushCo; liars, cheats, thieves and murderers of thousands of American men and women!

Richard Heckler 6 years, 11 months ago

Bush did this once before and the problem is still not fixed.

Stimulating the economy will require major steps such as ending the Iraq invasion/occupation. Neither Clinton nor McCain intend to bring the troops home. What to do? Stop electing the PNAC Republican borrow and spend war machine to elected positions http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1665.htm all top republican candidates including the house and senate subscribe to this so send them home the DLC Clinton /Lieberman types subscribe to this so send them home the world has no respect for the republican PNAC war machine so stop the occupation stop the mideast invasion - bring all the troops home. Taxpayers cannot afford this stupidity a significant pay increase to the middle class - this inceases spending and they pay the bills Demand National Health Insurance - this will save tons of money for 95% of citizens Increase expenditures in public education and Vocational-Technical Education Stop bailing out Wall Street - That money would be better spent on National Health Insurance or Vocational-Tech education *Stop corporate welfare to multi million and multi billion dollar corporations. This money would be better spent on National Health Insurance,Public Education and Vocational-Tech education

This is a problem: Presidential Contributions and sources: http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/index.asp

More on the problem: http://www.democracynow.org/2008/1/18/free_lunch_how_the_wealthiest_americans

Yep still a bad idea: http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2001/0301miller.html

Flap Doodle 6 years, 11 months ago

"It is great to hear that both of our senators support repealing regulations that don't allow me to take target practice with my Uzi in Jellystone National Park." I loves the smell of hyperbole in the morning.

situveux1 6 years, 11 months ago

I say let the economy go, so what if we go into a recession...if people would stop being stupid with their money and stop spending more than they make then we wouldn't have this "housing crunch." It's a pretty simple concept, live within your means, but it's something Americans seem determined not to follow.

jafs 6 years, 11 months ago

I completely agree that we need to spend within our means, but as a nation as well.

Our federal deficit is currently at an all-time high.

Oil and gas companies are receiving huge subsidies which they don't need, even according to them.

The war in Iraq is already costing more than 1 trillion dollars, and that cost will continue to increase.

Corporate CEO's are taking huge amounts of money out of their companies, even when the companies are not doing well, and receiving guaranteed severance packages regardless of performance.

We have seen much evidence of vast corporate corruption over the last several years.

With all of this, is it any wonder that the average citizen is not behaving intelligently or responsibly?

I am not excusing the behavior - I agree that one should not get a loan one cannot pay for - just trying to provide a broader context.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 11 months ago

silly little LTE.


yes madmike, it is the same spam merrill has always put out and he includes links to completely fake websites such as democracynow. further it is worth noting the following: merrill wants us all to have rolling power blackouts as a means to conserve energy!; merrill has praised broken streets as passive traffic calming devices; he has an amazingly dim third-world vision for america's future.

the current credit crisis predates the bush administration and can be traced to congressional action to deregulate financial services. those thoughtful democrats thought the banks were being mean and denying people loans, so they enforced rule changes. then, people who couldn't afford them got home mortgages! yahoo! don't have to be a CPA to know what happens several years later!

personally, $800 per taxpayer is not really going to fix the problem. some major economic functions need to be adjusted.

Charles L Bloss Jr 6 years, 11 months ago

You were right about Clinton. He is a liar, thief and adulterer. Thank you, Lynn

bearded_gnome 6 years, 11 months ago

You were right about Clinton. He is a liar, thief and adulterer. Thank you, Lynn

and, his wife was his enabler for many, perhaps 7 women to be abused. plus he, a boss, had sex with an employee. that's supposed to be a no-no in the feministi universe, but sHrillary enabled it all.

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