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Updated: August 20, 2013 6:32AM
Take care of your cats
Allowing cats to roam freely leads to death.
To all of you barn cat owners who allow your cats to roam freely about the neighborhood, this usually results in death.
One such incident occurred when one cat fell asleep under the hood of my truck. This poor baby died a gruesome death.
So be responsible, get them spayed or neutered.
And above all, watch them.
State should run Gary airport
After reading about the Gary/Chicago International Airport for the past 10 years, it seems to me the authority board members are being paid for a plan they never did have, and being paid for all these setbacks.
I said years ago, the State of Indiana should take this airport over. It could be up and running, like our steel mills in the 1950s.
Obamacare mandate delay
a political convenience
Dear Senator Tallian, D-Portage,
Your letter regarding Obamacare was informative but you did miss one point:
Obama delayed implementing the employer mandate until 2015 — after the mid-term elections — one less point of discussion for the Teapublicans.
Good political move.
Our broken politics
America’s political system is broken. The problem is that people vote for candidates who create problems rather than solve problems.
Take President Obama as an example.
He wants more money for public education but won’t enroll his children in the Washington D.C. public schools, which spend $18,000 per student and graduate only 55 percent. So he pays for his children to attend private schools that the poor cannot afford.
A success story in D.C. is the Opportunity Scholarship Program, giving poor families vouchers of some $9,000 per child to attend a school of their choice.
The schools in that program graduated 97 percent of their students in the 2011-2012 school year.
Democrats had killed the program in 2009 under pressure from teachers’ unions, and Obama’s 2014 budget provided no funds.
But John Boehner and the Republicans restored the funds so the program can continue.
The Obama administration is long on rhetoric and short on solutions to real problems.