EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 13, 2012

Sound Off


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — No entitlements

Redistribution of money works so long as there is money in someone else’s pockets. Once unemployment reaches astronomical levels, the system implodes because there is no more money to take from. Working people pay 30-40 percent or more of their wages for taxes. Meanwhile, 50 percent of Americans pay no income taxes at all. Nobody is “entitled” to anything. You are not entitled to an EBT card that can be used to get your hair done, mani-pedi’s, tattoos, lottery tickets, alcohol and cell phones. If you do use those items, you are not poor. People, those are luxury items. Food, clothing, and shelter — those and only those are the three prime necessities. If you have a roof over your head, a bed to sleep in, and some food on your table, you are blessed and that is the end of charity. Nobody ever died because they did not get their hair done. Stop wasting my tax dollars.

Tough times

I was in grammar school when the Depression started. By the time I graduated, the Depression was in full bloom. But we did still have steel mills and manufacturing and only 130 million people. Now we have none of that and two and half times as many people. Romney and Obama still do not realize how grave this situation is, I hope I am wrong but right now it looks like one of the darkest times in our recent history. All these immigrants that thought they would be coming here for a better life have only added to the problem. Both political parties must finally come together if there is a solution, but the burden will still fall on the president. God be with him.

Copper thefts

Kudos to the police departments in Sandown, Hampstead, Atkinson and Plaistow for working together to catch the alleged copper thief. It was a fine piece of old-fashioned detective work and they should be commended for it. Also Winfield Alloy should be commended for their cooperation and honesty. Thanks for keeping us safe guys.

Rude awakening

Of course Ann Romney cried, as did 49 percent of other Americans on the death of the United States as we have known it for over 236 years. Elizabeth Warren is in for a rude awakening when she gets down to Washington and looks behind her and Deval Patrick isn’t there to answer questions for her. A socialist government is right around the corner. Obama’s presidential library is going to be filled with vacation photos and nothing he accomplished. We are stuck with him for four more years thanks to people who didn’t vote with their heads.

Call Obama

My family has decided that from now on when we receive telephone solicitations for money we will tell them to call Obama.

Inappropriate

I was driving straight on Howe Street in Methuen when a male driver cut right in front of me to turn left onto Route 213. I signaled him by flashing my high-beams and his response was sticking up his middle finger to me! How ridiculous that people cannot accept their wrongdoing and apologize.