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March 14, 2013

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Mayor busted

Kwame M. Kilpatrick, former mayor of Detroit, guilty of corruption. Listening to the story on the news I really thought they were leading up to the name William Lantigua! The two sound like they could have taken their “rules” from the same exact playbook!

Tax cheats

As we are doing the work to get our taxes paid in total and on time, I hope everyone is aware that 312,000 federal workers owe back taxes to the tune of $3.5 billion and there are 40 White House workers who owe over $334,000. Gives you a warm fuzzy feeling, doesn’t it, to think that we pay the salaries of these people. They supposedly work for us; they make tax laws that impact what food we can put on the table but they don’t bother to pony up like the rest of us do. Makes you wonder why they can’t understand that we don’t like them, don’t trust them and wish they would get out of our way!

Deputy chief

OK, I am ready to give up on Lawrence after reading the story about the refusal of the City Council to cut the position of deputy chief. We have a deputy collecting his full pay and benefits while under indictment. All this for a position the chief says we don’t even need! The City Council had the opportunity to do the right thing, and flubbed the ball. I just don’t understand it! Does the deputy chief have too many friends on the City Council? They say we get the government we deserve. Maybe it’s true.

Award winner

Congratulations to Lt. Mary Bartlett for her “Woman of the Year” award from Delamano Inc. Finally the people of Lawrence have an officer who actually earns her salary and doesn’t get paid for doing nothing.

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