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Letters to the editor: Wildacres, a wild presidency and unwarranted parades
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Letters to the editor: Wildacres, a wild presidency and unwarranted parades

More reckoning needed for Wildacres I recently read an article in the Citizen-Times about Wildacres Flute Retreat.
I am disgusted and very concerned that this wonderful organization is allowing a known accused sexual predator (Brad Garner) to continue to work with young flute students.
The Wildacres organization needed to remove this man from their program.
And, I feel they need to let go of the director for her attitude toward the students and for not wanting to protect the students from this predator.
Perhaps banish him to North Korea where and he and Kim could measure each other’s buttons like we adolescent boys in the Texas Panhandle did back in the 1940s; then, go out and pee on the electric border fence to see who is baddest.
Problem: the president would be taking all that security information with him.
Over the next few days as the complete picture of what the White House knew and when they knew it, and President Trump’s comments on his support for Rob Porter, I realized the White House couldn’t have done better.
To do better would be to take accusations of spousal abuse seriously, which the White House is unable to do.
The people that pay compensation packages ought to also approve them.
If taxpayers knew the largess given to fed workers over many years of shrouded secrecy, they would never have approved.

Bob Corker, statesman or hypocrite?: Letters to the editor, Dec. 29
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Bob Corker, statesman or hypocrite?: Letters to the editor, Dec. 29

Want to submit your letter to the editor?
Wochit Bob Corker, statesman or hypocrite?
In light of this vote, for Sen. Corker to use his last year to call for spending cuts will only add to the perception that he is nothing more than a hypocrite.
Perhaps Sen. Corker should consider acting as one of the few elected Republican officials who will stand up to the un-American and authoritarian outrages our president subjects the country to on a daily basis.
We desperately need reasonable voices, particularly in the Republican Party, to stand up to the continuous assault on decency and the values we, as Americans, hold precious.
By doing so, Sen. Corker could show himself to be a profile in courage and leave office as a statesman who contributed to our well-being as a nation.
Marc Springer, Brookline, MA 02446 DACA kids still present immigration issues The opinion page of last Friday’s edition was a classic example of presenting only one side of a major issue affecting our nation.
Keep in mind we are only one nation, not the world; there are 194 other nations.
We need to protect our country.
Gary Bergin, Nashville 37215 What constitutes a safety hazard?

Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
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Letters to the Editor, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

Ira Linzer, Naples End costly sugar program Sen. Marco Rubio is in the pocket of the nation’s beet and cane sugar cartels.
Rubio received well over $50,000 in political donations from the sugar cartels since coming to Washington in 2011.
Nicholas A. Pyle, Washington, D.C. President, Independent Bakers’ Association Dealing with a bully Martin Schram’s column on Jan. 7 (“It is time for a patriotic Republican intervention”) is a vicious rebuke of President Donald Trump’s response to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, who threatened that “the whole territory of the U.S. is within the range of our nuclear strike and a nuclear button is always on the desk of my office ….” Schram uses phrases to smear the president: “spun perilously out of control,” “mindless and dangerous,” “immature and inexperienced,” etc.
The fact is that they do not want to look at past history to see that when tax cuts have been made by former presidents, including Ronald Reagan, our national debt increased with the results that the rich have become richer and the general public poorer.
She lists 12 reasons why “Many now think he (Trump) is the most dangerous president in U.S. history.
I would like to make a couple of suggestions.
+ Please familiarize yourselves with the speed limits on our very congested roads.
The place is half to three-quarters full of people who don’t pay for any care received.
John Ketterman, Naples Hoping Trump succeeds Just when you have heard enough from the progressive left, they come up with a new personal attack on the mental fitness of Donald Trump to be our president.
As Friedrich Hayek, author of “The Road to Serfdom,” has shown us, the advancing power of government makes a dictatorship possible.

Welfare benefits require responsibility: Letters to the editor, Oct. 4
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Welfare benefits require responsibility: Letters to the editor, Oct. 4

We have just reinstated a work requirement for any able-bodied, adult Tennessean without dependents, who receives food stamps in the SNAP Program.
After all, the goal of any welfare program is to get the recipient off the welfare rolls and back into the workforce.
Not having drug testing and work requirements is insulting to any legitimate welfare recipient who is trying to better their life.
Agreement regarding participation in cost of infrastructure improvements.
This push back is a complete reversal from his previous voting position.
I don’t understand why Senator McCain would want to deny the same opportunity for healthcare for those without insurance to get the same care he will receive.

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 17, 2017
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Letters to the Editor: Sept. 17, 2017

. What I do have a problem with is doctors who have several on their staff who handle most patients but still charge the same as if you saw the doctor.
The other side of the higher hourly rate increase is the increase in cost of goods for everyone. When business owners and, in particular, small business owners have to pay a higher wage, they must increase their selling price on gasoline, groceries, clothing, food and such.
Be careful what you wish for since there is no tooth fairy.
He adds the twist that black Americans and their liberal white allies, ever seeking some success to resort to, now want to take down statues because poverty programs have failed. The issues of statues and hunger have no relation to each other.
Many children of poverty have been assisted the same way, growing up to be teachers, police officers, nurses, (and countless other professions), with no need for the poverty programs they were raised on.
That’s success, even if Walter can’t see it.

People on food stamps have legitimate needs: Your Say
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People on food stamps have legitimate needs: Your Say

Letter to the editor: James Bovard’s column, “Donald Trump’s budget slashes government junk food pipeline to the poor,” is every bit as good as the GOP fix for health care.
However, Bovard claims that if we cut another $193 billion out of the program over 10 years, it’ll force lazy food stamps recipients to find work.
Former first lady Michelle Obama tried to get better access to healthy food in poor areas, but that effort has been dropped by the Republicans.
Twisting reality up to blame the victims of poverty for their situation is a Republican tenet.
But poverty is not a lack of responsibility or a lack of work ethic, it’s a lack of money.
Since such a high percentage of our population is over-weight or morbidly obese, we tend to turn a blind eye to it.
However, with “healthcare cost of obesity” reaching upwards of $210 billion dollars a year, shouldn’t we be making a national concerted effort to stop this obesity epidemic and put more pressure on the obese people to do more to get rid of their excessive weight?
Ed Breeding; Las Cruces, N.M.
Comments are edited for clarity and grammar: Most food stamp recipients live in low-income areas that tend to be “food deserts.” When you don’t have access to better grocery stores with better food selection, your diet tends to be of lesser quality.
However, the government choosing the allowed food to buy with food stamps is communism (government determines need).

People on food stamps have ligitimate needs: Your Say
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People on food stamps have ligitimate needs: Your Say

People on food stamps have ligitimate needs: Your Say.
Letter to the editor: James Bovard’s column, “Donald Trump’s budget slashes government junk food pipeline to the poor,” is every bit as good as the GOP fix for health care.
Most of the recipients of the food stamp program are children, the elderly, the disabled or the mentally ill.
However, Bovard claims that if we cut another $193 billion out of the program over 10 years, it’ll force lazy food stamps recipients to find work.
Former first lady Michelle Obama tried to get better access to healthy food in poor areas, but that effort has been dropped by the Republicans.
Twisting reality up to blame the victims of poverty for their situation is a Republican tenet.
But poverty is not a lack of responsibility or a lack of work ethic, it’s a lack of money.
Marvin Schwartzwalder; Walden, N.Y.
Comments are edited for clarity and grammar: Most food stamp recipients live in low-income areas that tend to be “food deserts.” When you don’t have access to better grocery stores with better food selection, your diet tends to be of lesser quality.
It’s easy for those on the outside to not really understand the reality of the situation.