Letters: Obama also a flip-flopper
October 25, 2012 10:02PM
Updated: November 27, 2012 10:29AM
In response to “Romney does a 180” (Letters, Sept. 16), I do agree that in some cases, Mitt Romney has flip-flopped on some issues. Sometimes hindsight is 20/20, sometimes you wise up as you get older. Maybe, at times, he is catering to tickling ears. He is a politician, after all, and anything a politician says has to be taken with a grain of salt.
I also know President Barack Obama has flipped-flopped. At times, out and out lied.
Obama said there would be no cuts to Medicare if Obamacare passed. Now, we know there will be huge cuts, along with an independent payment advisory board — fully immunized from political pressure — to make sure these cuts are enacted. And, with Internal Revenue Service agents to make sure you pay your “fair share.”
Obama has flip-flopped on the definition of marriage. Obama has flip-flopped on amnesty, even bypassing Congress and signing an executive order (in an election year). There’s treatment of our ally Israel, the transparent government, the shovel-ready jobs, the “I’ll cut the deficit” — all were lies.
I can go on and on, but the difference is Obama is our president and continues to show disdain for the citizens of these United States and the Constitution, which he swore to uphold when taking office, and then flip-flops and does what he wants.
My wife and I would like to thank Dan Bell and his crew for the great job they do taking care of the trail along the Illinois & Michigan Canal. We and hundreds like us appreciate the work they do. Thanks again.
Bud and Bobbie Briggs
Thanks for the explanation
Thank you for publishing the letter from Margaret Dahlke from Custer Park (“This could happen to you,” Oct. 5). It explained things I have heard but didn’t understand about Obamacare. She stated, clearly and completely, what it entails.
I pray these people receive the care they need, and never run out of insurance to help them.
More than jobs at risk
Midwest Generation employs hundreds of local residents and local vendors to run and maintain its electric generating stations in Will County. These hundreds of employees, vendors and contractors depend on Midwest Generation to support their families and communities.
Local government entities in our area also depend on Midwest Generation as part of a large tax base that supports education and other vital governmental services.
The fact is that Midwest Generation plants in Will County would not be running if they did not meet all the environmental regulations issued by the federal government and the state of Illinois.
These regulations have gotten even tougher in recent years, and Midwest Generation has stepped up to the plate every time — sometimes ahead of schedule. Some of our members have worked on these improvements
Keeping these operating is more than about jobs. It’s about dependable electricity — something we take for granted — and most importantly, something we need.
Think about how much we rely on electricity.
When you flip a switch, your lights turn on. When it gets cold your furnace turns on. When it gets hot, your air conditioner turns on to keep you cool. Your refrigerator depends on electricity to keep your food safe and fresh. Electricity also provides for your safety and other conveniences for you to enjoy and that you expect.
People trying to shut down coal-fired plants are way off base. We cannot rely on “green energy.”
If we do, when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine, we will not have electricity.
Will and Grundy County
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