EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 13, 2012

Sound Off


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Do something

Another Lawrence employee has been suspended with pay. I’m struggling to make ends meet on Social Security, that I worked years for. If I had failed to do my job, then I would have been fired. The state bailed Lawrence out, so why can’t the state do something about all of these people getting paid and not working? This needs to be taken care of now. I will not pay any more taxes than I’m paying now so that these people can live better lives than me. Wake up, everyone. Do something.

Don’t be fooled

Attention voters: Do not be fooled by Mitt Romney’s tax cuts, his Medicare programs or by his saying that he’s not going to hurt the working-class people. If you elect Romney, then you will get the same thing you got under the eight years of George W. Bush, who ruined everything and all the good that Bill Clinton did for the country.

Signs gone

Reporting on a great lack of faith and good will, I’m telling you that the Romney signs, as fast as they can be put up, are disappearing. We noticed at the same time that all of the Democratic signs are staying in place. I don’t want to point fingers, but what’s happening is not very nice. It’s just a lack of morality.

Moving forward

I’m calling about the blue signs that have been posted in many parts of Lawrence that say Mayor Lantigua/Lawrence is moving forward. I’d like to know, does moving forward mean moving forward with corruption? Let’s take those signs down because it’s shameful.

Grateful

I’m grateful to the Methuen Police Department. Thanks to the detective and the police officer who were so helpful on Oct. 4. You were perfect gentlemen, very kind. You were a big, big help to me.

Good program

I can’t be the only reader who found the editorial on the senior work program in Haverhill offensive. I believe a resident needs to be 65 years of age or over to participate in the “pay your tax via voluntary work” program. The writer makes it sound like anyone who is over 65 is incapable (physically and mentally) of making a worthwhile contribution to the work force, and would prefer to be sitting at home with a shawl over their knees, waiting for death. That is far from the truth! As is insinuating that the policy of having a loved one, who may desire to help out an infirm relative in their place, is out of line. I imagine the writer is someone under the age of 40, who believes that he or she will never need the benefit of this program. I am not over age 65 yet, but when I am, I look forward to being able to participate in this worthwhile program.

Wake-up call

What happened in Libya should be a wake-up call to all Americans. The president and his staff lied and continues to lie about the terrorist attack that was totally unnecessary and should never ever have happened on any day and certainly not on 9/11. Romney is the choice in November with the incompetence and deceitful actions of this president, his administration and their repeated lies to the American people.