Email letters, Aug. 22, 2012
Will Biden tamper with Tampa GOP convention?
If, as rumored, Vice President Biden decides to hold a campaign rally in Tampa during the Republican national convention, it will be just further proof that he has no class or sense of decorum.
Of course, in Joe Biden’s case this is just being redundant.
Attack on ‘tidal wave’ of federal regulations unsurprising
In “Regulations topic of business forums” a business-lobbying group announces an “issue-oriented” attack on what it claims is President Barack Obama’s “regulatory tidal wave.”
The attack is not surprising, since it comes from the National Federation of Independent Businesses, which has so far this year given 98 percent of its donations to GOP candidates, including Rep. Scott Tipton.
But it is shocking that the story’s one example of horrible federal regulations involves a Colorado businessman who tried to take advantage of a voluntary worker retention program and is now unhappy that he didn’t make money off it.
I guess the “tidal wave” hasn’t reached Colorado yet, but thanks for the warning.
Is Soto unaware of services Mesa County provides to illegal immigrants?
In the Aug. 20 Daily Sentinel article concerning illegal immigrants receiving deportation deferral information at St. Joseph Catholic Church, I find it concerning that Eddie Soto with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition stated that the immigrants living in the country illegally are living in “hell.”
He must not be aware of the free health care, dental care, food pantry services and housing assistance provided by Migrant Services in Palisade. United Way of Mesa County even contributes $18,000 per year to Migrant Services in order to aid illegal immigrants.
Law says road belongs to the public
It’s hard to argue against the law that is so clearly on the side of those who want Jacob’s Ladder Road to remain open. A U.S. Geological Survey map, or any other credible map older than 20 years can establish the public’s right to the road by something called “adverse possession.”
Here is an excerpt from the Colorado Revised Statute 43-2-201 Public Highways: “(1) The following are declared to be public highways: (c.) All roads over private lands that have been used adversely without interruption or objection on the part of the owners of such lands for twenty consecutive years.”
SUE C. HUGHEY
Producing more tax returns unnecessary
I would like to respond to the article on those that still want Mitt Romney to produce 10 years of his taxes. This is not a requirement to run for office, and all they want is to dig into his finances. This keeps everyone off the real question on the economy and jobs that have never materialized.
I believe that this question should be asked of the president and have him produce all the documents he has spent thousands of dollars to hide so no one can verify anything he has claimed. Taxes for hidden documents by the president sounds like a good trade-off.
Citizens taxed by unemployment, national debt
Regarding the letter to the editor on Aug. 22 about Mitt Romney’s releasing more tax returns, I don’t think that Romney’s income taxes are the problem of this country. I think that getting people back to work and get the debt under control is a lot bigger problem.
Romney’s releasing more tax returns is not going to help these problems. What Romney should come out with is, “Barack Obama, you release your college transcripts, and I will release my tax returns.”
I think I know what is in those transcripts.