SpeakOut 9-02

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Eye opener

Who is C.M. McClellan? His view in the Aug. 14th paper has really made me think. He is right and we enjoyed reading what he said, it has really opened our eyes to what is actually going on. I think differently now. I agree with him that that would make life safer. I am against drugs, like he is, but it shouldn't be the government's business to tell people how to live their lives when it comes to that. I hope he writes more articles - we would love to read them.

A difference to remember

If John McCain understood what Americans are dealing with, he'd know that we need to be doing more. Barack has a plan to cut taxes for middle class families by $1,000 and offer students who perform community service a $4,000 tax break to pay for college tuition. But John McCain's tax plan does nothing for 101 million middle-class families. Barack will set the minimum wage to rise with inflation. But John McCain is more concerned about making sure limits on campaign contributions rise with inflation - and he's voted against raising the minimum wage 19 times. That's a difference that should be easy to remember.

Homes for $10,000?

Enough with the Habitat for Humanity homes! The idle rich promote this program to rid themselves of a little guilt at the expense of the rest of us. We already have Section 8 and the Housing Authority for the disadvantaged in Sikeston. There are scores of homes in the southwest part of Sikeston that can be purchased for less than $10,000. If these Habitat for Humanity people can't afford to buy a $10,000 home, how are the going to insure, maintain and pay the taxes on a home given to them? You do-gooders ruined our working class neighborhoods with Section 8 and Housing Authority homes. Such efforts enable an ever increasing number of do-nothings to establish themselves in working class neighborhoods which they destroy like a cancer with their drugs and alcohol, street fights, loud noise, roaming the streets at night, junk and trash, tall grass, barbecues in the front yard and generally just sitting on the front porch all day figuring out what trouble they can get into. Teach a man to fish, and he eats for life. Give a man a fish and he'll come back tomorrow, and the next day and the next... If you truly want to help these people, why don't you build their homes over by the Kindergarten Center and the 7th and 8th Grade Center? You don't because you don't want them in your neighborhoods. We don't either! Leave our neighborhoods alone!

High water

I am a Morehouse resident. I got my water bill - $75. I'm on a fixed income. I can't afford this. They put in a new meter. I'm allergic to the water. I don't even drink the water because we have pink water. Therefore, I don't understand. What can I do about this? I don't have any water leaks - my landlady has done checked for them and I don't have any. How can I fight this $75 a month water bill? I'm at my wit's end. I can't afford it.