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The Rant

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 12:01 am

The Rant is The News-Sentinel's anonymous sound-off forum. The readers' views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel.

The president reminds me of the parking lot attendant in a Seinfeld episode where George and Kramer are keeping their car. Only, in reality, it is not very funny.

The jail claims it has no non-essential personnel. Any former inmate knows they employ at least a dozen … (people) in brown suits and badges who have no business getting a government pension. Keep the GED program.

Why can the federal government not only reduce the spending but also replace the … federal income tax code with a 7 percent federal sales tax… ? Would the 7 percent federal sales tax not only broaden the tax base, but also everyone would do their “civic duty” and, in the words of President Obama, “everyone does their fair share.”

America has been held hostage by trickle-down economics for more than 30 years. In that time, middle-class incomes have stagnated, while incomes for the wealthiest have increased nearly 300 percent. … Trickle-down economics is the most lucrative scam of all time.

I know that election seasons can be volatile and full of stupid talk. But when Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown says that he can tell that his challenger Elizabeth Warren is not Native American just by looking at her, … how much lower can the Republican Party go? Our nation has real issues facing us!

The intelligence network former president (George W.) Bush put in place after 9/11 brought down bin Laden. Giving the OK to kill him does not make Obama the one to thank. Do we thank him for ordering the assassination of an American citizen without due process like he did in Yemen?

President Obama keeps saying he ended the war in Iraq like he won it. Former President (George W.) Bush won that war, allowing Obama to bring our boys home. Obama conveniently forgets he was against the surge and claimed it couldn't work.

I am young but no longer as naive as in 2008 when hope and change thrilled me. I am so disappointed in my vote and drinking the so called Kool-Aid. Young people, don't fall for slick talk. Look at facts. They can be found if you turn off the television.

I feel ignorant when I hear President Obama speak of creating so many jobs, yet the (national) unemployment rate … (until just recently stayed) over 8 percent. What am I missing?

Can anyone believe that a councilman called the sheriff during a drunk-driving stop just to expedite the stop? What gall. And why no breathalyzer? In these times, that certainly means special treatment. More good ole boys behavior.

Glad to see the “free samples” of perfume coming back. Keep them coming.

What? Send $10 to President Obama. Give me a break. How about going to church and pray for him and our so-called government?

Former President (George W.) Bush and his dad made a big mess out of our government, which already was messed up. They made it worse.

I'm so sick and tired of all these “reality shows.” Who do I write to?

The Emmy Awards was really stupid this year. There's a lot of stupid shows. Glad I got cable. Ron Howard and the tribute to the late stars were very good.

I don't have a computer, and I really thought Fox and CNN would cover the president from Iran — unless I missed it!

Please vote and pray for our awful government, people. We are in a mess.

On the news (more than one-quarter of U.S. young adults are) too fat to fight (in the military). All the countries are laughing at us again. Just like always!

President Obama is allowing the EPA to go wild. This administration is destroying the coal companies and allowing green jobs subsidized by the taxpayers. Hundreds of miners are losing their jobs. … (Some) green companies … go bankrupt.

Voters, we have come to a fork in the road: Vote Mitt Romney and follow the Freedom Trail, vote President Obama and follow the Road to Serfdom.

If we look at how much money the government actually spends on those on welfare, food stamps, subsidized housing, etc. Maybe the government should hire those people who are able-bodied for any type of work… . Why just give away the money when those people can feel valued again?

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