OpenLine: Trains were there first
September 14, 2012 10:00PM
Updated: October 17, 2012 6:11AM
An OpenLine caller asked about quiet zones in New Lenox, asking if there is someone who can do something about this so we can finally get some peace. Move. The train tracks were probably there before you moved in. You should have known what you were getting into.
A recipe for greed
I have figured out the mathematical formula for greed. It is the CEO of Nike making shoes in China, plus the NBA marketing division, plus LeBron James, equals $315. They should all be embarrassed.
Over an oil barrel
It was necessary to close the oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico because of Hurricane Isaac. Now they are saying gasoline prices will increase because of the closure. There is a saying: You’ve got me over a barrel. Unfortunately, that is an oil barrel.
We need to make a change
Whether you are Democrat or Republican — conservative or liberal — you have to view this president as a complete failure. Let’s take a look. We have the unemployment rate over 8 percent for 42 months. We have gasoline prices more than $4 a gallon. We have a war in Afghanistan spiraling out of control. We have $16 trillion in national debt, record deficits and record poverty. Finally, we have the most divided country in my lifetime. I think every person needs to ask himself if he is better off today than he was four years ago. If they answer this question honestly I think it’s clear that we have to make a change in leadership.
No ethanol subsidies
Since we are experiencing a major drought this year, I see no reason why the government doesn’t halt the development of ethanol, using taxpayer funding. We know ethanol costs more to produce than reflected in its price at the pump. Put subsidies back where they belong. That is back into the food chain. Postpone ethanol development. That way our food prices will not escalate so much this winter.