Letters to the Editor for Aug. 1, 2011


Published: Monday, August 1, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, July 29, 2011 at 11:52 p.m.

If no debt resolution is reached, vote them out

The Republicans in the U.S. Congress are requiring that any agreement on the debt limit includes a provision that the solution be short-term and raising the debt limit be revisited before the next election.

On the other hand, the President and the Senate Democrats want a solution that extends past the next election. Congratulations to the Republicans on their short-term strategy because it provides me with an opportunity.

If Congress is unable to come to a resolution by Aug. 2, I look forward to the vote in November 2012. That way, I can vote against every incumbent — House or Senate, Democrat or Republican — and try to get new people in Washington, D.C., who can work together for the benefit of the vast majority of the people in the country that they represent.

Doug Ried,

Gainesville

Inspired by Obama's debt ceiling speech

I just watched President Barack Obama encourage and inspire us to do what is right by increasing the debt ceiling without concessions.

I am truly inspired. He stirred a patriotic nerve with me. I can only hope that my mortgage lender feels the same after reading my letter: "I anticipated having more revenue at this point. I am currently spending more than I take in. Don't you and your lending institution believe it to be in our best interest to loan me more money, so I do not default?"

Thank you, President Obama. We are destined for greatness.

Thad Agnew

Gainesville

Abolish automatic pay increases without vote

In response to the letter of July 26 by Boyd Welsch ("Responsibility amendment needed"): Right on, brother. I am in complete agreement.

In addition, let's abolish automatic pay increases that require no vote. I believe Congress' refusal to increase taxes on millionaires is because a majority of Congress are millionaires. 'Nuff said?

Darrell D. Davis

Melrose

Writing a letter to God

Hi, Lord, it's me. We are getting older and things are getting bad here. Gas prices are too high, there are no jobs, and food and heating costs are too high.

I know some have taken you out of our schools, government and even Christmas, but Lord, I'm asking you to come back and re-bless America. We really need you! There are more of us who want you than those who don't!

John Wilson

Newberry

No more tax breaks, and repeal existing ones

Big business says that if our Congress gives them massive tax breaks then businesses will create many jobs. Yeah, that has really worked in the past, hasn't it?

Tax breaks for big business has created jobs in China, Japan, Korea, India, Mexico, Brazil, Pakistan, Germany and almost everywhere — but not here. No more tax breaks, and repeal those that already exist.

Richard F. Coleman

Gainesville

Disgusted by judge's ruling on monument

I was shocked and disgusted on the judge's ruling concerning the Ten Commandment monument in Dixie County.

I don't consider myself to be a religious person, but I see nothing wrong with a monument displaying moral codes to live our lives by.

What a perfect society we would have if we only followed these commandments. Is this what our country is coming to? What's next to go? "One nation under God"?

Leslie Arthur-Link

Gainesville

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