Letters to the editor, June 21
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Updated: July 22, 2012 6:25AM
Does GOP support Romney or just hate the president?
I’ve had this sign from Republican headquarters. It reads, “ANYBODY BUT ROMNEY.” So, I called and asked what to do with it. They said, “ ‘Scratch out “ROMNEY” and write in “OBAMA.’ ”
Do these folks know what they’re doing? Don’t they have any principles or scruples?
Now, I am confused.
Public service workers should get our thanks
Each day, a group of people works hard to maintain our communities. I’m talking about the 160,000-plus public service workers in Indiana.
Many of us take these people for granted, although we depend on them for many of our most basic needs. I’d like to thank the police officers and firefighters who risk their lives to protect us, the men and women who keep our roads fixed and our parks clean, who enforce health codes to make sure the food we eat is safe, who make sure we have clean water to drink.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Retired Indiana Public Employees Association, which protects the retirement benefits of the men and women who’ve devoted their lives to public service in Indiana. RIPEA will celebrate Indiana’s public workers at its 22nd annual convention Sept. 10 at Primo Convention Hall in Indianapolis. I encourage everyone to take a moment to appreciate all the hard work these people do for us.
Congress has real power; make sure it does its job
The presidential candidates will spend hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising. One will tell us the heroic things he has done; the other will tell us the miraculous things he will do.
Almost everything President Obama takes credit for had to be passed by Congress. The promises made by Mitt Romney must be made law by Congress to be fulfilled. The president can only veto a law; he cannot pass one.
Congress has the power to address the nation’s problems, but it might be our most serious problem. Contact your representative and senators and ask them what they are doing about issues that concern you.
Don’t accept promises of future action. If they have not done anything since the last election, why do you think they will act now?
Irving B. Welchons III
Thanks to people who
supported golf fundraiser
I would like to thank all the people who participated in the inaugural Friends of Fats benefit golf outing. It was a great day and everyone was so generous. It’s comforting to know so many people care about others in this hard economy. Bless you all!