Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Trump’s boss is the American people

Last July I asked why Hillary Clinton appeared to get a “get out of jail free” card (after being pilloried by Donald Trump) regarding numerous illegal acts with classified materials. The subject seems to have arisen again in connection with Trump. It would appear (correct me if I’m wrong) that his position is “I’m the Boss! I make the rules, but I don’t have to adhere to them.”

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Excessive government spending is chronic problem

Clearly, writer Ron McDonald hates tax cuts. Fine. However, he cites Bush-era increased debt, rising unemployment, and market plunges as proof they don’t work. While those problems did occur — no Internet verification needed — McDonald’s economic thread linking them to tax cuts is largely absent, leaving only perhaps, his obvious political discontent.

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Consider attending a community college before a university

What the?! It was the knee-jerk response upon my beholding the pretzel beneath the sink. Here’s the story: I needed a certain do-dad, and I thought it might reside in the nary-ever visited vanity in the main bathroom. Upon opening the door I gazed upon the somewhat bizarre plumbing configuration that had had my attention years before. I vaguely remember comforting myself at the time with the thought: “It’s only a drain. A little leakage is acceptable.” And, sure enough, the wet drip catcher lay below.

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Leonard Pitts is always blaming whites for something

Leonard Pitts doesn’t seem capable of writing a column without blaming white people for something. This time it was the election of Donald Trump. Well this country elected Barack Obama twice; what changed? Obama’s skin color was a substantial asset in his election. If everything he said, every syllable, had been said by a short, balding, chubby, 60-something white man, he wouldn’t have been nominated much less elected.

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Thanks to all who donated to Postal Carriers Food Drive

The Fairview Heights Area Food Pantry was blessed with 4,000 items for the Postal Carriers Food Drive held on May 13, 2017. Thank you to each resident who placed items by their mailbox. Our pantry could not continue to help others without your very important donations. Thank you to the postal drivers who picked up all those items and delivered them to our pantry. We know that this day is important to you and also an added burden to your day. We really appreciate your efforts for your community. We also wish to thank those volunteers who helped us sort and shelve each item we received. You gave of your time on an already busy day. Thanks to everyone for their support. These efforts keep our community strong. Please remember to continue to support your local pantries during the coming year.

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Mediterranean diet may help, but does not work miracles

I read with interest the recent article about the Mediterranean diet and its health benefits. While I think it is helpful to explore the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s the combination of nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement leads to the biggest health benefits.

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When will this ever end?

Why would County Board Chairman Mark Kern, County Democrat leader Robert Sprague and two attorneys donate a total of $11,500 to a mayoral candidate in an impoverished village of 2,000? The Census Bureau reports 40 percent of the residents are children under the age of 18, leaving 1,200 adults. Using a generous figure of 30 percent voter turnout in the consolidated election, or 360 voters, these leading Democrats spent a remarkable $31.94 per vote for a village with a 40 percent poverty rate. All of us need to ask why these officials and attorneys spent so much money on a mayoral race in Alorton. Now the newly elected mayor wants a new car. What’s next? A no-limit American Express card, dinners at Ruth’s Chris, trips to Las Vegas, mayoral conferences in swell hotels, unbalanced books and ending with the FBI once again taking out boxes of records from the Village Hall? When will this ever end?

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Sound-off has reached a new low

Sound-off reached a new low April 17. One letter ran on into the next letter, and the next one into the next. It was very difficult to figure out where one ended and the next began. I thought it was your job to make the newspaper easier to read, not more difficult! I know you’re trying to save space and minimize printing costs, but this is crazy!

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I commend Trump for trying to rebuild military

I commend President Donald Trump for initiating a program to rebuild our military with a defense budget increase of $54 billion, but it should be decreased by $1.3 billion, and the $1.3 billion added to the Coast Guard budget within the Department of Homeland Security so it is not cut by $1.3 billion.

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