EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 21, 2013

Sound Off

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Drop a dime

To the “Out of state” caller who has been sending emails to the Haverhill Police Department to no avail regarding vehicles illegally registered in New Hampshire, I would recommend submitting the vehicle make, color and registration number to the I PAY TAX hotline run by MassDOT. If you prefer, you can download the form from the I PAY TAX MassDOT website, fill it out and mail it to the MassDOT Boston address listed on the form. Or you can call the confidential hotline directly at 1-800-472-9829 and report the violation. The state has more available resources to catch tax scofflaws and they will definitely investigate and produce results when warranted.

Free adoption?

Could the high fees be the reason people try to just take an animal from the MSPCA? Maybe folks who truly want to adopt a homeless animal and give them a great loving home just can’t afford the MSPCA fees. Think it would be better to allow free adoptions and ask for donations? I know there are operating cost to be dealt with but, isn’t the MSPCA’s mission to find homes for these poor animals? Isn’t reducing the number of animals they have to care for a cost saver?

Web of deception

So now it is revealed the unemployment numbers have been manipulated to deceive, once again, the American people. President Obama and his administration deceived and cheated to get re-elected, with Benghazi, the IRS, the NSA, unemployment rates, Syria, Seal Team 6 and Obamacare. This administration has disgraced our great country with this unprecedented and insurmountable deception. America has made an unrecoverable mistake re-electing this con man and fraud. Recent polls indicate if the election were held today Mitt Romney would win by 5 points. If only we could go back and correct this most disastrous re-election.

Wise up, Methuen

Methuen seriously needs to get it together. It has a community development director doing his job plus the job of health director and a human resource director acting as an assistant city solicitor. These jobs are more than full-time positions on their own. Why are we asking these people to do two? They are destined for failure because of the position we have put them in. Suck it up, Methuen, and hire a full-time solicitor.

Hacked off

You would think that absolutely the first thing the HHS people would require of the Obamacare website would be security — if for no other reason than to head off huge hacking headaches down the road. Do they do that? No, of course not! The website has been hacked at least 16 times and there probably have been many, many more intrusions that these clowns don’t know about as the identity thieves work to get Social Security numbers, ages, addresses, etc. Will HHS be there to help these people put their lives back together after their identity is stolen? Is there one intact brain in Washington that is thinking this through? No, of course not!