Printed letters, August 18, 2011

Paul was ignored in straw-poll story

Ron Paul was completely ignored in reporting of Iowa straw poll results. What poor news reporting.

In the Aug. 15 edition of The Daily Sentinel, there was a front-page story covering a range of things from Rick Perry to the Iowa straw poll and Michele Bachmann’s win.

The story covered all the usual establishment suspects in great detail but only gave a brief mention of the real up and coming political star, Ron Paul. He was narrowly edged by Bachman for the win in the straw poll, but was allowed only a short single sentence at the very end of the piece. The bias against this man of principle and consistency is sickening.

The Daily Sentinel should be ashamed to print such absurd bias. Apparently they can’t bear his message of peace, prosperity, and constitutional government.


Grand Junction

Politicians need to work for us

I am writing on behalf of the silent majority who do not understand why we let politicians rule the direction of this country. Why don’t they work for the American people?

I know now that it is all about the next election. They do not care about us or the United States of America. They only care about being re-elected to their next term. They get paid extraordinary salaries for the rest of their lives and have paid health-care coverage for themselves and their families (example former Rep. Anthony Weiner).

I am furious about the media’s (Newsweek) caricature of Michele Bachmann as the “Queen of Rage.” Ms. Bachmann is the only candidate who has proposed real answers to the economic issues we are facing. She actually has experience and knowledge in economics. It is time that the voters get informed regarding the real issues.

Americans voted for hope and change in the last election. Those are only words and obviously it has not worked. We need someone with the credentials and experience. Yes, whomever it is will have to deal with the political climate, but if that person is a real American leader, he or she will fight for the people and lead.

I have been a registered Democrat for 45 years and I am campaigning for Bachmann, but I will vote for the most likely candidate to win over President Obama — that’s all we can do as American voters.


Grand Junction

Bachmann reveals views on air and water

Michele Bachmann made it very clear at the Republican even in Iowa recently. By condemning ex-Governor (of her state) Tim Pawlenty for a bill to curb industrial emissions, she made it universally know that she wants industrial emission in our air and drinking water.

And this woman wants to be president?



Government should not compete with business

Recently our City Council voted to pay more than $100,000 of our tax dollars for development fees so a wealthy developer would build apartments. These apartments will compete directly with rental units owned by small investors who do not have the clout of wealthy developers and do not receive taxpayer subsidies. They struggle to compete against unfair competition funded by their and our taxes. Now, the federal government is considering using their substantial inventory of foreclosed homes as rental units to compete against those same investors.

It is time for our local, state and federal governments to quit mouthing empty tributes to free enterprise and capitalism while making decisions that directly counter that philosophy. I simply do not know how much more of this free-enterprise system taxpayers can survive. Soon the government will put small businesses out of business.


Grand Junction


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