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Updated: May 29, 2013 6:02AM



GOP seems to only believe polls they agree with

It was proven during the 2012 presidential election that more than just a few Republicans don’t believe in the validity of polls. After all the Republican base had practically given Mitt Romney the key to the White House, even though more wise pollsters argued otherwise.

With that said, why should the vast majority of the American people (according to the polls) be in favor of some kind of gun control legislation? If you are a believer in the same polls that gave the White House to Romney, then I guess the Romneites got it right this time, it is not really true that almost 90 percent of the American people are in favor of some type of gun legislation.

For those in Congress who are against any form of gun legislation or even letting the ideas be voted on by the majority of its members, it is not only mind boggling but is essentially disrespectful to due process and the will of the American people.

The naysayers in Congress, who are willing to kill any form of legislation that does not infringe on one’s Constitutional Rights, are saying to their constituents that their job as representatives is more important than people’s desire for change, and that the NRA is more important than the physical and mental health of any American citizen.

It is as if those same Congress people have forgotten the meaning of “We the people.” Yes, perhaps the authentic polls are wrong, but only if you refuse to believe in facts and practical math.

Eddie V. Washington

Gary

We don’t need more taxes, it’s just a way to steal more

Ernest Yelton, Indiana’s gambling czar, is moaning that our state gambling revenue is declining and prompt action is needed to raise the profits. He then reports the state had $27 billion in profit last year plus $754 million from wagering tax and $75 million from admission tax.

Where is all this money? No one is able to account for it. They are voting in more taxes to meet expenses, absurd! More income taxes are in the works along with a wheel tax, more taxes on smokes and beer, etc. You can believe that the people in the government aren’t going to be hurt by these taxes.

The idea of a teaching hospital in Gary is too stupid to be believed; that and a trauma center could be handled by St. Mary’s in Hobart and the newest campus of Methodist in Merrillville. It could be done at a fraction of the cost, since these campuses already exist.

Gambling was suppose to solve all of our money problems. Do you remember when the toll road was suppose to be free when it was paid for? There weren’t going to be any commercials on cable TV, there isn’t much else on the stupid box.

Haven’t you had enough of being lied to and stolen from?

Dave Gallagher

Hobart



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