Letters: Stop free tuition
June 12, 2012 5:34PM
Updated: July 14, 2012 6:05AM
Why should children of state college employees go to school free? If a parent is in building maintenance, grounds-keeping, administration, etc., their children can attend state college free of charge while everyone else pays $15,000-plus to attend. We pay for the “freebies.” It’s time to stop that perk.
The parents are employed and get a good salary, and they should pay like every other parent. If you work for Wal-Mart or a car dealer, you don’t get free food or a free car. So, why should children of college employees, operated by the state, get free tuition at the taxpayers’ expense. Every year, tuition goes up to pay for those perks. Let’s stop it now.
Get rid of radical liberals
Now the left-wingers in the country would like to see the president “rewarded” for coming out in support of full marriage equality for all couples.
Here is my novel idea on the subject. President Barack Obama should be rewarded with a full-time job on some left-wing media outlet like MSNBC after the folks, in November 2012, finish the job begun in 2010.
To refresh everyone’s memory, in the 2010 midterm elections, the folks threw more than 1,000 Democrats out of national and state offices in the biggest election bloodbath of Democrats in history.
The folks are still as angry as they were in 2010 and, without a doubt, they will finish the job this coming November that was started two years ago.
I truly cannot wait to get more and more of these radicals and liberals out of Washington and back into academia where they won’t be able to do as much damage in the future.
Fight hunger this summer
Thanks to all those who donated to the annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 12. In Morris, the letter carriers collected more than 4,300 pounds of food. It’s not too late to donate — just drop your donations off at We Care’s office at 520 W. Illinois Ave., Morris.
This annual food drive takes place just in time to help stock up in preparation for the busiest time of the year for our food pantry — the summer months. When children from low-income families are home all day long, they are not getting the free lunches they normally get from school, creating an additional strain on the family budget. That’s why we find the demand for our food pantry services increases dramatically in the summer. The donations collected on Saturday will help us meet this need.
We are so grateful to the Morris Letter Carrier’s union, the Morris post office and students from Morris High School — Fernando del Toro, Shelby Haynes, Grace Kumor, Craig Pearson (and his mom, Margaret), and Griffin Sobol who spent their afternoon unloading and sorting food. Also, a big thank you to Ray Anderson, one of We Care’s regular pantry volunteers who helped us all day Saturday and the following week!
For information, visit www.wecareofgrundy.com or find us on facebook.com/wecareofgrundy.
We Care of Grundy County Inc.