OPENLINE: Don’t exclude the poor
August 25, 2012 3:50PM
Updated: September 27, 2012 10:59AM
Don’t exclude the poor
Both presidential candidates need to be more inclusive when campaigning. They keep referring to protecting the economic interests of the rich and middle class when discussing tax hikes. What about low-income people? They pay taxes, too. They have dreams of a better and more prosperous future, as well. The candidates both accuse each other of class warfare. It is class warfare when you exclude the low-income people from your campaign speeches. They need to be inclusive with their message of changing the economics in this country for all people.
Sylvester Cottrell Jr.
Ban kitchen knives?
People kill people, not guns. If you kill someone with a kitchen knife, do we ban all knives in the United States?
It’ll be a great school year
The education of our youth is the foundation of Joliet and Will County. Family, faith and school all lead to positive foundations for all of our young people who are our future leaders not only in our community and our state but also in our country and world. We are looking forward to a tremendous year for all of our students from preschool, elementary school, high school, colleges and universities in the Joliet area. We are blessed to have such outstanding staff, teachers and parents who are positively involved and are role models to all of our students. I’m looking forward to a great school year.
We need to seek God
Do you think James Holmes would have shot up a theater showing a Disney family film? Probably not. We seek the pleasures of dark entertainment to pacify our lust for completeness. We try to stuff ourselves with baseless yearnings and musings to circumvent the reality of societal darkness. We seem to always strive to alternatives to the truth itself. The void of humanities can only be filled by the creator, not the worship of the creation of the creature. We need to seek God, not temporal darkness that leave us empty and at times feeling shot full of holes.
What’s in it for donors?
Mitt Romney has a constant negative rant to discredit President Obama. Some very rich donors support his campaign. Why are rich Republicans willing to spend such huge amounts of money to put Romney in office? What are these donors looking to get out of this candidate? He never gives his own plan. He jumps the fence, as he doesn’t seem to know what his plan is.
Flip flop on gay marriage
Not all that long ago, former chief of staff Emanuel held the same viewpoint about marriage as his former boss, President Obama. That view stated that marriage was meant to be between a man and a woman. Of course, he doesn’t want to lose any of this liberal left-wing voting block. So he changed his mind for his political ratification.