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Opinion Letters

To all 99 percenters! You had better be paying attention to what Newt Gingrich and his cronies are proposing for the future of your country! Get informed about what is being thrown out there. Then, get involved! YOU matter and your vote matters come next November. Don’t think it’s too early! The Republicans and Tea Partiers are not waiting to take control of your lives. They already have a good foothold. You may not agree with all that your President has done but don’t forget what has been accomplished.


I,___ , pledge to the taxpayers of the state of___, and the American people that I will:

ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and

TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.


When asked why he robs banks, the notorious John Dillenger famously said, “Because that is where the money is.” So, if the idea of taxation is to raise money to support the government, then you need to tax the people who have the money.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the top 1% own 34.6% of national wealth, while the bottom 90% , own only 25%. So, with this reasoning, if a 100 people had to split $100, then 90 of them would have to share $25.


This letter is in response to Brittney Parker’s honey bee article in the Nov. 22 issue.

Imidacloprid (marketed by Bayer CropScience as Gaucho, Mallet, Merit, Nuprid, Prothor, Turfthor, Confidor, Conguard, Dominion 2L, Hachikusan, Premise, Prothor, Provado, Intercept, and Winner) is one of the most widely used insecticides in agriculture and can be applied by soil injection, tree injection, application to the skin, or broadcast foliar or ground application as a granular or liquid formulation or as a pesticide-coated seed treatment.


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