2008.02.20 Leon Shulters

Written by David Green.

Our beloved politician’s State of the Union Speech.

Bush finally mentioned global warming. He has been against doing anything about it, afraid big businesses would quit donating to his Republican party.

Free Trade Act. America’s jobs lost at an amazing pace. Cheap manufactured goods flooding our markets.

Republicans started NAFTA. Old George Bush didn’t get the job done, Bill Clinton signed the bill into law. Republican and Democratic parties are both guilty of the North American Free Trade Act. Bad deal.

Social Security is an entitlement, so Bush claims. Working people pay into Social Security most of their lives. Some people die and never collect a cent that they paid in. Never hear about that on the news. Its not an entitlement, it’s a retirement plan. Most of our workers pay into Social Security all year. Take the cap off Social Security and everybody pays year round like most of our workers do. No problem.

If the tax break for big businesses was so successful, why are we heading for a recession?

Our highly educated politicians sure  have our country in a mess. Democrats and Republicans are both guilty. The Republicans cry, “I am a Conservative.” They sure know how to run the good old U.S.A. deep in debt. Why is there no import tax on foreign products coming into our country but our export tax so high? It’s been going on for years. Both parties are guilty.

The Bush administration has put this country deep in debt and lied about the war in Iraq from day one.

Medical problems, you have to cut costs. All I have heard in the last 20 or 30 years is medical costs are going up. Why so drastic? Doctor’s office calls are up 300 percent, hospital charges are outrageous. There’s no control on cost. Of course, I realize the American Medical Association donates campaign money to both parties.

– Leon Shulters

Co. Rd. 10-3, Lyons, Ohio

 

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    GAMES DAY—Finn Molitierno (right) celebrates a goal during a game of Nok Hockey with his sister, Kyla. The two tried out a variety of games Saturday at Stair District Library’s annual International Games Day event. One of the activities featured a sort of scavenger hunt in which participants had to locate facts presented in the Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibit. The traveling show left Morenci’s library Tuesday, wrapping up a series of programs that began Oct. 2. Additional photos are on page 7.
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    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
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    MAPLE leaves show their fall colors in a puddle at Morenci’s Riverside Natural Area. “This was a great year for colors,” said local weather watcher George Isobar. Chilly mornings will give way to seasonable fall temperatures for the next two weeks.
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    MORENCI Marching Band member Brittany Dennis keeps the beat Friday during the half-time show of the Morenci/Pittsford football game. Color guard member Jordan Cordts is at the left. The band performed this season under the direction of Doyle Rodenbeck who served as Morenci’s band director in the 1970s. He’s serving as a substitute during a family leave.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
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    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.

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