MOULTRIE - This past week I got an email from a youngster who was taking me to task for something that had been printed in our newspaper. That's perfectly fine. It indicates someone is thinking.
Money is tight right now for just about everyone. Gas prices have gone crazy and grocery costs are outrageous.
As a member of Congress, you get used to being graded. Interest groups send you questionnaires, check your voting record, and then issue their "report cards." Editorial writers opine freely on your performance. Pollsters issue monthly updates on how Congress is faring with the public.
Editor, It is my hope this letter might clarify some comments in Sound off concerning driving laws. I am a Georgia DDS certified defensive driving instructor. I will quote from actual statutes.
President Barack Obama's call for Congress to end some $4 billion in subsidies for oil companies may or may not lower the price of gas. But it has a certain appeal at a time when Americans are feeling the pressure of rapidly rising gas costs while those same oil companies are making enormous profits.
Editor, In reading various articles in the newspapers or magazines over the years about the foreclosure of many citizens' homes, none of the articles mention that President Obama helped to perpetuate these sub prime loan as far back as 1992.
Let's face it, the Army cracks down on standards when downsizing and lets a lot slide when it needs every able-bodied soldier it can get.
Editor, The Long County Press recently published an article about Nancy McKnew attending the Long County Commission meeting to address the issues concerning Long County Board of Elections Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham. Commission Chairman Bobby Walker said the matter is under investigation. That was at least the third time this same issue has been brought up at a commission meeting and there definitely is a problem.
It's easy to get mad over the way the Ogeechee River has been treated, first by King America, then by state authorities. Dumping by King America in 2011 caused the worst fish kill in the river in memory, and the state's Environmental Protection Division responded with what amounts to a slap on the wrist.
With the Great Depression, poverty among the elderly was substantial. The concept of Social Security was designed to address the problem of economic security for seniors by establishing a system by which workers contributed to their own future retirement by making payments to a fund while they worked.
The Georgia General Assembly continues to move forward with the 2012 legislative session. The Legislature completed four days of session last week, ending Friday afternoon.
Where did Congress get the authority to dictate what kind of light bulbs we must buy?
Day 22 (Tuesday, Feb. 21): Although it made for a late-night drive, I was delighted to join the Skidaway Island Republican Club on Feb. 20 for its annual Presidents Day dinner, where we heard from Home Depot cofounder Bernie Marcus. Marcus's story is that of the true American dream, and he certainly is an inspiration to many of us.
Dear Public School Teachers: The "school choice" crowd in the General Assembly is after you again. I am beginning to think this is all your fault.
Part of 'being green' is understanding the facts that affect our environment. Let's get real here. The following phenomenons, from www.epa.gov/enviroed, actually are caused by the everyday choices we make. So get the facts - and then do something about them.
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