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February 26, 2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Candidates receive write-in support

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Mr. Suchocki also claimed to be a “lifelong conservative Republican” before being shown to have never participated in the process of selecting Republican candidates. He last voted in the Democratic primary. His excuse for not participating in the Republican party candidate selection process was that he voted for Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary. I did not check but I am pretty sure Hillary Clinton was not on the ballot more than once in the last 25 years. So the excuse in 24 of the 25 years is “the dog ate my homework” and the excuse one year was “I voted for Hillary.”

Lynn Marie Johnson has done a remarkable job as justice of the peace in precinct 4, has been active in the Republican party and has been active in this community while raising four girls. Her recent history demonstrates that she is qualified, even tempered, fair and competent as a judge.

 

Ed Huddleston, Hudson Oaks

Minimum wage

Dear Editor,

I felt compelled to write about raising the minimum wage.

This year the seniors got a $20 a month raise. My Star-Telegram will come in and it went up $20 a year. Then I got my Weatherford Democrat bill and it went up $20 a year. I went to the grocery store for a small bottle of dish washing soap. Since I last bought it, it has gone up from 79 cents to $1.07.

My point is when anyone gets a raise, everything goes up. These minimum wage people will not realize an extra dime. My friends, that is what is called inflation.

Remember when Bill Clinton was in office and they were talking about raising the minimum wage. They used a pizza parlor for their example. Someone asked how the owner was to pay his employees. Mr. Clinton said he can raise his prices.

This is the mentality of our leadership. Why can’t they see it’s a trickle down. When one thing goes up everything goes up and the consumer is the one who gets hurt in the end.

Thank you,

Helen Vidrine, Weatherford

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