Speak Out: Things worse for next president
June 15, 2012 10:48AM
Updated: July 18, 2012 6:20AM
From bad to worse: Here’s a good point I heard on Fox News today. If Mitt Romney gets elected, he is inheriting one heck of a mess, much greater than what President Obama inherited from former President George W. Bush. Good point.
Campaign cash: I’m listening to all of these left-wing pundits on the radio and television complaining about how much Wisconsin Gov. Walker had to spend and did spend. It doesn’t ever seem to be an issue, however, when we talk about President Obama having $1 billion for his campaign. There must be something different about it.
Comment on Republicans: It’s amazing that the minority in the Senate, the Republicans, are able to shut down any bill they want to shut down. If they don’t believe that women deserve equal pay, who else don’t they believe deserves equal pay?
Mayor form of government: In looking at the dispute between the Chicago teachers union and the city, it strikes me that the only person finally saying no to the teachers with their pension and raise demands is the mayor. The city of Elgin needs to go back to a mayor form of government. The city manager government isn’t working, especially in regards to School District U46. The school board is a rubber stamp for U46 and the teachers contract. You need a mayor to say no and stand up to them. It shows in Chicago. Here in Elgin, our mayor and the people elected by the people sit by the wayside as the teachers’ contract is made up.
Editor’s note: Unlike in the city of Chicago, the mayor and city council in Elgin have no role whatsoever in administering schools. U46 is a separate taxing body from the city.
Pension problems: The best way to solve pension problems is to eliminate them altogether. This way, everyone has to work until they’re dead. Nobody could complain about anything anymore. Eliminate everyone’s pensions, including those of the state legislators and the governor. I tried to get my wife to go into the political field, but she refused. I told her to become the governor, work for four years, and collect $100,000 a year for the rest of her life. What’s so wrong with that? But I can see where the teachers are breaking the bank. My wife is retiring after 21 years of service, and she’s going to get $1,800 a month and no Social Security. Her pension is a runaway pension, you bet.
Disney decision: I see where the Disney Channel is going to make advertisers stop advertising junk food and sugary things on their programming. Are they also going to eliminate that kind of junk food in Disney World? That would only make sense, wouldn’t it? Oh, and by the way, they are allowing two years for their decision to take effect. That’s how important it is.