Try using your head
Do liberals ever think about what will take place in the future? Environmentalist want to stop the pipeline from Canada.
Do they think that the oil won’t be used by someone on this planet? The Canadians are going to sell their oil.
Would it be better for the oil to go to a country that doesn’t have the environmental regulations that this country has? Why not avail ourselves of the jobs and economic benefits that it will provide.
You hear that oil is a worldwide commodity, and it will have no effect on the price of gasoline and diesel.
I find that hard to believe, the greater the supply of a commodity the cheaper that it is. Case in point, in 2005 natural gas was trading in the neighborhood of $14 per Mbtu, now it is trading around $3.25 per Mbtu. What made the difference, the abundant supply has made the difference. If we had an over abundance of oil , why would it not have the same effect on the price of gasoline? Does it concern you that the majority of protesters, never had a real job?
The people making the most noise are the Hollywood crowd. They make their living pretending. Apparently they have no clue what the high price of energy will do to the working folks that pay to watch their make believe. The intelligent folks will take care of their families first, then go see a movie. When all income is spent on energy, to heat and cool homes, and on fuel to get to work, the pretenders will have to get a real job.
Instead of wasting millions and billions of dollars of tax payer money to bail out those who raised campaign funds for the President, why not apply it to the national debt. The gas and oil industry provides high paying jobs and would put a tremendous amount of money in the federal treasury. But no we can’t do that, we must waste money to control the climate, which is a big hoax, designed to bankrupt America.
I have no problem with keeping the air and water as clean as possible, but there must be a reasonable approach, you can’t destroy the economy, because, you will end up being a third world country. Have you noticed how clean their environment is?
Sequestration is the president’s baby, that he wants to abort. The idea came from the president and his advisors, and the Republicans signed on, so as not to be labeled the party of no. The president said that if anyone tried to change the law, he would veto anything that was opposed to sequestration. The Republicans sent two budget proposals to the Senate in 2012 and neither of them were ever brought up for a vote.
Do you wonder why we don’t cut the Egyptian military, instead of our own? Do you wonder why we are sending F16 fighter jets and 200 Abram tanks to Egypt? Why do we keep spending money that we don’t have, there is enough waste and fraud to cover the $85 billion, that would cover the shortfall of sequestration? Do you wonder why the president is saying that it will affect teachers, firefighters and a host of folks that are paid by the city, counties, and state. Do you ever wonder why he lies bigger and better than President Nixon?
Dr. Thomas Sowell said, “It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.”
I have to respond to Mr. Delbert L. Miller’s Letter to the Editor of Feb. 10.
First of all “universal background check” would require the whole world to approve anyone in outer space, if there are those beings. “Universal” is much more than the United States, unless noted to mean otherwise. Secondly, we already have a permit to buy and use a firearm. It is the Second Amendment to the Constitution of these United States. An individual conducting a “universal” background check on another individual would not be “a bureaucratic nightmare” as he states; it would be impossible!
His statements to the fact that present gun dealers should jump through all the hoops he suggests is laughable. Where is all the money coming from to pay for all this “no-cost” identification? And now he suggests the “permit” apply to ammo, accessories, etc.? Saints protect us, we have found the enemy, and it is us.
The only two things in his letter that he got correct, is “that the government has no business knowing who owns what, and that the right to vote and the right to keep and bear arms are fundamental to a free society.”
As a still free patriot American, I will meet any unconstitutional effort by any law enforcement agency with armed resistance, and I would hope that my friends and neighbors would also. I think the time is coming when we shall see if this is how it must be, to remain free.
Too many tests
Rep. Jimmie D. Aycock has introduced a bill eliminating some of the testing in our schools. I wrote a letter to this lawmaker and also to the Chairman of the Education committee, Michael Williams, as I have heard that he, too, thinks there is too much testing.
I support this position. I believe millions and maybe billions of dollars are being given to these testing agencies, and this money could be spent on teachers salaries and other school expenses.
One mother here in Millsap told me her daughter’s mouth broke out in ulcers when those tests were given. Teachers have to spend their time “teaching to the tests” or their jobs may be in jeopardy.
If you are a taxpayer, an educator, a parent, or a grandparent, you need to write our legislators right now to eliminate some of this testing. And don’t just write one letter, write several. We are going to have to take control of what is going on down in Austin. I believe the testing agencies have lobbyiststaking our legislators out to lunch and urging them not to change the system, but we, the voters, can do it. The address is Capitol Station, P. O. Box 2910, Austin, Texas, 78768
When I was a counselor at Millsap High School, we gave one test to all students, the California Achievement Test (CAT) and that gave the board a way of comparing our students achievement to others throughout the country. One test, and that was enough.