Email Letters: September 21, 2017
The American people are tired of politics as usual
The political establishment still doesn’t get it. The reason that Trump was elected is that we’re tired of “politics as usual.”
We are fed up with Congressmen passing laws and exempting themselves, becoming multimillionaires on $200,000 salaries, and giving billions (almost $19 billion in 2016) to other countries while our veterans receive substandard care.
We’re tired of our government poorly performing one of its few legitimate functions, border control. We’re fed up with government allowing millions of illegal immigrants (and dangerous criminals and drugs) into our country so that liberals can increase voter rolls and businesses can get cheap labor while our schools and prisons are overburdened, hospitals are bankrupted, and millions of citizens are unemployed.
We’re tired of seeing food stamps and welfare abused by ever-increasing numbers of the “gimme” society being established by government handouts. (Watch all the junk food paid for with food stamps by people wearing brand-name clothes and brand-new tattoos.)
We’re weary of politicians and government officials who cheat, steal, lie, seduce, molest, and sext. We’re tired of “pay to play.” We’re tired of sending idealistic representatives to Washington to have them contaminated by a system grown so tainted by money and power that corruption is rife and, worse, accepted.
If we don’t reduce government to its Constitutional limits and institute term limits to minimize corruption, Atlas Shrugged will soon become a reality.
Show detailed plan of how 3A and 3B will solve issue of 165-day school year
Until I see or hear a concise and logical reason why the children in District 51 only go to school for 165 days a year while the rest of the state goes for 180 days and see the detailed plan on how 3A and 3B are going to address this specific problem, I will not vote for 3A or 3B.
Sentinel should publish cost of salaries of D51 administrators
First, I want to congratulate John Nadolny for his probing, detailed letter on Sept. 20 concerning the law-enforcement and school-needs ballot initiatives.
I have a similar, but much simpler question concerning how our money is to be spent.
Would the Sentinel please publish the cost of the combined salaries of District 51 administrators down to, and including, all school principals? A listing, by number of persons in each capacity, also would be helpful.
I, too, am troubled by the questionable performance of our school system. We seem to pay on the same scale as the large national counties, but we don’t get the same results. I suspect we could get by with fewer administrative positions.