To the Benghazi Sound Off caller: For the record the president in question was not George Bush, but Bill Clinton. He had several opportunities to take out bin Laden but didn’t. If you have any doubt please lookup the report by the 9/11 Commission. Benghazi is a big deal because four American died and the Obama White House keeps changing its story. The big question is why this president did nothing while our embassy was under attack for six hours.
To the caller who said “Get over it”: Under Reagan, 5 million jobs were created. Under Bush, the unemployment rate averaged around 5 percent. Obama’s first term saw maybe 800,000 jobs created with 23 million Americans unemployed and the equivalent to the population of 24 states receiving food stamps. With the beginning of Obama’s second term we’ll have Obamacare tax increases and socialized medicine, with companies laying off or cutting back full-time employees, more companies declaring bankruptcy, and a national debt surpassing $16.2 trillion. Those 20 years seem real nostalgic now.
Run for office
A caller says “wake up” to government spending. I really don’t get it. Is the writer doing something about the state’s excessive spending? Rather than saying the obvious, and waiting for “someone” to do something, maybe the caller should run for governor or speaker of the house. Don’t just tell the rest of us we are to blame. How could you let this happen?
I think all schools should teach the Gangnam dance for part of their gym class. Great exercise!
If there is a real surplus in the Lawrence budget, then that should go back to the taxpayers of Massachusetts and not reduce the property taxes of Lawrence residents. The state pays your entire school budget so technically you don’t have a surplus.
As we see, the president still does not have a clue on the fiscal cliff. He and the Democrats have proposed specific increases in taxes and not a penny of real tax cuts. The only way to stop this country from going off the cliff is a real 15-20 percent cut in all budgets across the board. Too bad that all you people who voted for this man doesn’t understand simple math.
What about Rose?
They have one terrible nerve to even considered letting Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds into the baseball Hall of Fame and at the same time leaving Pete Rose in limbo. Rose is perhaps the best who ever played that position and he has been banished for over 20 years. What he did is nowhere near what Bonds and Clemens committed. Let’s make it simple: Rose in and the other two out.
A Sound Off caller said that Lawrence taxpayers should receive some tax relief because of recent budget surpluses. I agree that taxpayers should benefit but not necessarily just those living in Lawrence. Considering the entire city of Lawrence is on the “dole”, receiving approximately 70 cents of every dollar spent from other Massachusetts taxpayers, those individuals should get relief as well.
No one should be forced to listen to music, any kind of music, 15 hours a day, seven days a week. Is there anyone out there would like to hear music every waking hour of the day and night and not even softly like background music? I don’t think so.