The sequester is here.
The federal work force has already been denied cost of living Increases, past, present, and future,, (how many years have they had to deal with this?)
Now to make up for monies the government has overspent, misused, (there has not been a federal budget under the Obama White House, or even during the Pelosi Congress), these good folks are asked to give up one day a week of their pay. That is 20 percent of their paycheck. Is there anyone else who is giving up 20 percent in this country? Is the president? is Congress? Is the White House staff? Are the congressional staffs?
With the position this country is now in, they after all are the cause and affect, and should be the very first to give up their salaries. Especially the President and “his vacations” and fun trips around our country and the world.
I’m sure that federal workers don’t mind sharing a burden, but to be the “scapegoats” of that burden is unconscionable.
It is not only the federal workers but our military who are taking the lion’s share of this burden. This is wrong, members of Congress, wrong. The sequester was the White House’s baby. The sequester “rules” were Congress-enacted.
We must get our out of control budget under control. To do so is a national burden and americans across the board must share that burden, not just certain select groups of Americans.
Party politics must stop in Congress. Talk is cheap, we need action from everyone involved, honest action. The president as usual “talks a good show” but has no substance. Actions speak louder than words.
Where is the leadership in this country?
Making the USA solvent does not mean a few cuts and then more major increases, (as the president intends to do). President obama is rapidly bankrupting our nation, if he hasn’t done so already.
Get to work, Congress. Contrary to most Washington rhetoric, the Republicans have shown they will work with someone who honestly will work with them.
The president and the Senate have not done so, other than mouthing the words “bi-partisan cooperation,” Harry Reid “tables,” or shall we say “drawers” everything that comes to the Senate from the House!
The sequester is here.
‘Forgotten warrior’ not forgotten
The Korean War is often called “The Forgotten War.” My generation remembers the Battle for LZ X-Ray at Ia Drang, The Tet Offensive, and Khe Sahn of the Vietnam War.
Organization needed to help utilize the Potomac River
I am a committee remember on the Tamiami Trail Scenic Highway which stretches from Palmetto to Venice, Fla.
Reducing meat consumption can help ease climate change
A review of 12,000 papers on climate change, in the May 15 issue of “Environmental Research Letters,” found that 97 percent of scientists attribute climate change to human activities.
Maryland has stopped being “The Free State”
I am a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and, last but not least, the National Rifle Association. I am a yearly member of the American Legion.
Save the Bridge Program
Please do not close the Frostburg United Methodist Church Bridge Program. The community and many families need this program. Let me enlighten you about a few things.
Town of Westernport needs a police force and a curfew
Since the consolidation of Bruce and Valley high schools the town of Westernport rapidly deteriorated from what was once a quite respectable community to a community in a decline in residents, and along with that came a collapse in local government due to lack of knowledge and bad decisions that set the town of Westernport back 60 years.
One bad decision was to give up their police force, and with no constant visual law enforcement it has created an open range for drug dealerss, addicts, thieves, drunks and speeding vehicles that choose to ignore our city laws and speed limits and have totally disregard for the safety of the citizens who are on the streets, especially the children who are like deer, you don’t see them until their in front of you.
Financial gutting will damage school system
I am writing in response to the Allegany County Commissioners’ efforts to cut local education spending to the lowest possible level allowed under state law.
Cemetery organization plans events to mark Memorial Day
This upcoming Memorial Day marks the 30th anniversary of the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization (CHCO).
Outside water customers pay for town’s mistakes
The following is the opinion of the individual and in no manner reflects the opinion of any other person or organization.
We’re twisting the meaning of the Founding Fathers’ words
I really had to chuckle when I read a recent comment someone made in a northeastern publication: “I’d like to suggest that Congress make a tiny change in our Second Amendment that would more accurately reflect the Founding Father’s intent (to wit): “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear muskets, shall not be infringed.”
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