NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
Do people know:
Ten years of taxation and the stealing of $716 billion from Medicare will fund Obamacare for only six years?
Number of charges, arrest and convictions for financial crimes and bank fraud under different administrations are: Bill Clinton, 1,000; George W. Bush, 1,300; Barack Obama, 0, zero, zilch, nada, none?
Solyndra (one of 12 bankrupt green energy firms that taxpayers lost billions of dollars on) in an email, referred to the Obama administration as “Bank of Washington?”
Non-legal residents and even non-residents use an ITINN number to file U.S. tax returns and file claims for the “child tax credit,” resulting in over $7 billion in fraud and the Obama administration refuses to take corrective action?
The Obama family’s solstice vacation to Hawaii last winter, complete with “his and her flights” and separate motorcades, stuck the taxpayers with a tab of more than $4 million? (Is that where Obama got idea for “We Can’t Wait” slogan?)
There are rumors of fundraisers being conducted to purchase an estimated $35 million mansion (located in the tropical paradise of Hawaii) for the Obama family to move into?
With Obama spending his post-presidential days golfing and being paid millions for speeches from his presidential library in Hawaii, could one think of a better way to further remove and distance oneself from the stark realities of historic deficit spending and historic accumulation of national debt by Obama? When the Obamas do leave the White House in January (the taxpayers fund the trip home) let’s hope they don’t take his and her flights.
NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
Our Opinion: State audit says city school district failed to collect from non-residents
Audit information about non-resident students who didn’t pay tuition at New Castle raises more questions than it answers. At least so far. We expect more details when the Pennsylvania auditor general’s office completes its report and the New Castle school district provides its response.
Our Opinion: Make the most of your power to vote by casting ballot tomorrow
So what kind of turnout will there be for tomorrow’s primary? Recent history suggests somewhere between low and lousy. This year’s elections are devoted to local races, and there are few major ones being contested in the primary.
Our Opinion: Privatization of county jail is worthy of examination
Generally speaking, we support government efforts to seek more efficient ways to provide essential services. So we have no problem with the decision by the Lawrence County commissioners to solicit proposals for the private operation of the county jail.
Our Opinion: We endorse candidates for New Castle board
The New Castle school district is often a study in contrasts. There are complaints about the district on everything from taxes to nepotism, from test scores to ethical slights. Yet at the same time, plenty of students within the district excel. It’s a tribute to the hard work of those students, their families and the educators who support them.
Our Opinion: You should be frightened, outraged by IRS abuse of power
When people talk about government posing a threat to citizens, a common topic these days is unmanned drones. But a more credible threat may be the Internal Revenue Service. This agency, responsible for collecting taxes and enforcing related rules, has the ability to make life miserable for the average individual.
Our Opinion: Our endorsements for City Council race
The city of New Castle needs help. Financially distressed and operating under Pennsylvania’s Act 47, New Castle must find ways to reverse its population loss and fiscal challenges.
Our Opinion: Court frowns on gerrymandering, but only slightly
Pennsylvania legislators have received the green light to put their own political interests ahead of yours. That’s a key point in the latest Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling on legislative apportionment in the commonwealth.
Our Opinion: Study says distracted driving deaths are under reported
Suppose you operated a piece of heavy machinery at your job. And suppose it’s machinery that moves quickly with little effort. What would happen if you decided to take one hand off that equipment — while it was still in motion — and instead focused your attention on a telephone call?
Our Opinion: Senate seeks to give states more taxing power
Congress is taking a stab at tax fairness. At least, where states are concerned. If you’re looking for meaningful reform of the federal tax code, that’s going to have to wait.
Our Opinion: Look at handling of bombing suspects is warranted
We welcome an investigation into the handling of intelligence related to suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. That probe may reveal little of value.
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