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: Law can’t effectively regulate political content
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Our Opinion: Ohio’s earthquake response demands Pennsylvania action
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Our Opinion: School attack leads to inevitable questions
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Our Opinion: Western Europe must embrace energy options
Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to demonstrate that he poses a problem for the West. And like many problems, Putin is one that may be best addressed by bypassing it.
Our Opinion: America may abandon Mideast peace efforts
President Obama may join other American chief executives in coming up short on achieving a Middle East peace. The State Department is sending signals that it may abandon current efforts to negotiate a key agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
Our Opinion: Health program hits signup mark, but questions linger
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Our Opinion: Ban of cash gifts to politicians belatedly imposed
Sometimes it takes massive embarrassment to get people to do the right thing. Proving that is the Pennsylvania Legislature, where this week House leaders ordered a ban on most cash gifts for members.
Our Opinion: Major study finds food link to lower death rate
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Our Opinion: Another census report shows local population drop
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Our Opinion: Financial failings in local education create concerns
We think it’s safe to say that taxpayers have high expectations of public school systems. After all, they receive considerable public funding to perform the primary task assigned to them — the education of young people.
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