To the editor:
Have we got problems? Short on cash this month for all the bills? That’s peanuts, folks! Too many to comment on in 500 words, but our problems hit each and every American, regardless of race, religion or wealth. And I will start by saying that I am not blind to the influx of “unknowns” and dangerous ideologies that are merging into our population every day.
Fifty million dollars spent by the IRS for 225 employee conferences in a two-year period! Sure, they can tap you and me for that money — they are the IRS! In two years, nine-plus conferences per month cost just short of a quarter million dollars per conference. Reportedly, lots of expensive dining, dancing, frivolous little incentive gifts, etc. Folks, if the current IRS personnel need that much training,” then they oughta cull!
Our president has turned our health program over to the IRS. Why the Internal Revenue Service for health care? Will we become like some European nations who are under “government-handled” health programs? The IRS is only one of the several serious situations facing us, one of which is the problem with our National Security Agency.
Yes, we have many, many serious concerns regarding the influx of people coming into our country — no one seemed to care until now. And the stalling on Benghazi is still hanging in midair. We are faced with an ever rising debt ceiling … on and on. Don’t know about you, but I resent the millions and millions of dollars our White House spent on “vacation time” the first three months in second-term office … and this also included VP Biden. Of course, VP Biden’s trips were advertised as only $500,000 per night. Come on folks, with our financial state of affairs, I have to all this rubbing it in our faces! One more, the latest I heard was “Obamanation:” … not bad!
Well, it will never be as when I grew up and I definitely do not fault that. I just pray that we will never lose “One nation under God” and government “by the people.”
In God we trust,
Billie R. Stone
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Health services kudos
I am writing this letter of appreciation because two weeks ago I had my second knee replacement surgery within six months.
Kill the YMCA project
In addressing the city council on July 8th, YMCA board president Andy Bench made a bold and highly questionable claim that raised a red flag in my mind. He referenced the alleged financial commitment made by The Greenville Independent School District to help pay for his proposed $15 million taxpayer funded YMCA.
Applaud Court’s return to interpretive sanity
I applaud the Supreme Court’s return to Constitutional interpretive sanity in its recent finding in favor of Hobby Lobby and other closely held companies, to decline to pay for certain medications that they believe violate their religious beliefs.
Take care of children crossing over border
The beautiful little Hispanic children coming across the border from Mexico and South America…
Not too late to stop proposed YMCA center
n your Wednesday edition, reporter Brad Kellar briefly touched on the comments of Dr. Jerry Ransom at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Perkins should abstain from YMCA vote
What if you were a judge? What if you were also Board President of a non profit organization?
Say no to YMCA on Tuesday
An April 28, 2013 ad in the Herald Banner stated that the YMCA/Event Center bond would only add an additional 2.5 cents to the Greenville property tax rate.
When I moved back to Greenville after living 17 years in South Texas, I took the advice of my friend, Dr. Bill Thorn, who advised me to become an expert in some field. It didn’t matter what.
Freedom of religion
Texas Constitution and the YMCA
Thanks to Park & Rec
Thank you Kimber Patterson, Brett Quarles and the staff of Greenville Parks and Recreation for the outstanding job you do for our community.
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