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Letters to the editor

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 8:42 am

Book on Obama is an eye-opening expose

I recently read “The Amateur,” a brilliant – and frightening – book by Edward Klein. Using his interviews with more than 200 people who intimately know Barack Obama from his earliest days, Klein has presented a fascinating factual expose of our current president. Below are three quotes from this book. Any person who believes they are indebted to Obama, for any reason, should take time to read this eye-opening book before they step into the voting booth on Nov. 6.

Quote One: “Here in these interviews we come face to face with something new in American politics — The Amateur — a president who is inept in the arts of management and governance, who doesn’t learn from his mistakes and who therefore repeats policies that make our economy less robust and our nation less safe.”

Quote Two: “One nice thing about the situation I find myself in is that I will be held accountable. You know, I’ve got four years ... If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” — Barack Obama.

Quote Three: “I’m troubled by rhetoric that pits people against each other ... We have never been a nation of haves and have-nots. We are a nation of haves and soon-to-haves, of people who have made it and people who will make it. And that’s who we remain.” — United States Senator Marco Rubio

Read this book — then vote.

John Paul

Warren

Writer challengers sources for letter

I read Terry Jo Lightfoot’s Sept. 25 letter in response to my letter concerning the tax burden of bonds issued for the East Allen County Schools district. I am not sure where she gets her information, but in the instance of a possible secession of New Haven or Leo from EACS, I firmly believe her source is incorrect about the tax burden being null and void for those two cities.

It makes no sense. The bond is granted on the basis of a certain amount of money from the tax base. If you reduce the tax base there wouldn’t be enough revenue to make payments on the bonds that have been issued for the Woodlan and Heritage construction or any other bond.

I, or my sources, received opinions from the Allen County Auditor’s office, a current county commissioner, the Indiana State Board of Education and from Sen. Dennis Kruse, who chairs the education committee for the Indiana State Senate. They all agree that the tax levy would continue if New Haven and/or Leo were to secede from EACS. In other words, the board got what it wanted. Now we are stuck with it with no way out at this time.

Terry Jo, who are your sources? Perhaps they should revisit the issue.

Marcia Geller

New Haven