EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

February 25, 2014


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Money taints issues

As a very senior Catholic, I am still appalled at the number of cases that are still being reported of pedophile priests. I feel very bitter when I think all the years I went to confession and some of those priest where felons that made them worst than me. Some men have gone to jail for 20 years for abusing one person. Why haven’t all these priests gotten a jail sentence? There also are some people that saw easy money and came forward with phony claims and received large amounts. Others were caught and their cases thrown out. These people were almost as bad as the pedophiles, but what do we expect whenever there is big money involved?

Cut spending

I do understand that the Salem High School needs a major renovation. I’m all for it, but I would appreciate the Salem School Committee and the Salem Superintendent of Schools making a better effort to bring the school budget under control. How comes the town does such a good job of controlling costs and the school side keeps on increasing our taxes? Also, how do they justify the default budget being higher than the proposed budget? I would think that the default budget should be the same as this year’s budget.

Partisan failure

What’s both hilarious and sad at the same time is reading these partisan posters go back and forth about which party is better or has more credibility. Don’t these poor saps understand that both parties are in this together, and they’ve targeted the American people as their chief enemy? How naive are these sorry political waifs? Still believing that current system is capable of serving the American people is a fool’s errand. Revolution is the only thing that will save America, and that’s if there is still enough time.

Where’s Campbell?

The story on Mayor Zanni testifying at the State House on an issue critical to Methuen failed to note that Rep. Linda Campbell was not present to aid her city. Why has she been working against the City of Methuen on this issue at the State House, potentially costing the city taxpayers millions of dollars?

Person not party

In response to Enough of Romney, haven’t we had enough of Obama ? Obama and his family have had many, many lavish trips on the American people, he gave us Obamacare that no one wants .The list goes on and on. I would welcome Mitt Romney and I hope he will run for president again. I was speaking with a longtime Democrat who voted for Obama and is so sorry now. Wake up; vote the person, not the party.

Bush, not Obama

It was very humble of Obama to take credit for ending the war in Iraq when he was only following George Bush’s plan for withdrawal that he negotiated before he left office.

March on, SHS

I’m all for the Salem High School band going to Washington in April as long as they don’t use any of my tax dollars to fund them.