OpenLine: No solution for gas prices?
April 11, 2012 9:02PM
Updated: May 13, 2012 8:05AM
What happened to all those who were whining when gas prices were high — but not this high — under George Bush? They were accusing him of helping his rich buddies and making them richer. Just maybe Obama trying to get oil up to $300 a barrel so we can use the algae he was bragging about for a fuel source. At those prices, it would be cost-effective. The only problem is we couldn’t afford anything else we need for our day-to-day lives. We hear all the lame excuses for high gas prices but we have no real solutions even though the solution is as plain as the nose on our face. I guess that’s what happens when you let the professional politicians take care of those things.
We pay for
On March 9, Chuck Johnson ranted on about how the government creates and is responsible for millions of jobs. Great. But, hey, Chuck, you left out one very important element in your argument for big government and that is this: Who the heck pays for all these jobs? The answer to this question is exemplified by the success of the tea party movement. Go, Rick, go. Santorum, that is.
Bush was a lousy president
George W. Bush, like Mitt Romney, was a successful businessman who was married to the same woman for a long time and seemed to be devoted to his religion. But he was a lousy president. He started a war based on lies. He bailed out banks that wrote bad mortgages. And he eliminated important regulations that protected the environment and the rights of the middle class. I am sure George, like Mitt, was more concerned about the taxes for the rich than the survival of the poor and the middle class. Is this the measurement to choose a president?
Taxpayers are job-creators
Small businesses create jobs. If you have a job in America, you pay income tax through the government. The government uses your money to fund their programs. The way I look at it is, the taxpayers are the real job-creators. Without money from the taxpayers, the government could not function. Greg Grubisich is right. A wise man once said America will survive until the day Congress finds a way to bribe the people with their money. That time has come. The government’s agenda of giveaway programs, everything free, and the taxpayers will pay for your enjoyment.
I’m calling in regards to the dog story (Fighting over the animals, March 15). I feel this is a David and Goliath situation. The hero of the story is Bryan Jones. The antagonist of this story is Vera. I think that it’s time for a change in the Joliet Township leadership if a man is being fired for saving the life of a dog that he was hired to protect in the first place.
don’t kill them
This is in response to Bryan Jones, the animal control officer “Bad moves all around in dog dispute” March 25). He should not be fired. He should put in control of the Joliet Township Animal Control. We need more people like him who care. These animals did nothing wrong and just want to be loved and live in a forever home. Until then, they should be well taken care of. Maybe if animal control needs more help, they should advertise in the paper and ask for it. I’m sure plenty of people would donate a couple of hours a week to come down and help clean these cages and help feed and walk these dogs or donate clean towels and blankets and supplies. Let’s help these poor animals, not kill them.