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March 26, 2013

Sound Off published March 26

Tonawanda News — I was wondering how the City of North Tonawanda could get foreclosed on a building and then immediately just sell it to somebody who is their friends. How could this happen? I always thought the law is when they go take a place they foreclosed on, the city has to do the right thing and put it up for public auction. There might be other people that would like to buy this piece of property, and be willing to pay more money for it. Like myself, I may be interested in buying that property, the old Ava’s Bar. So I don’t see how the city can sell it without putting it up for public auction. 

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Everyone is worried about the sequestration, cutting $85 billion over seven months. These are visible across the board cuts. Meanwhile our trade deficits have averaged over $700 billion a year for the last ten years. When sequestration is measured against that, it’s like a pebble in a rock quarry. The interest rate on our national debt now equals everything spent on Medicare part A and B. That is why it’s so important to buy things made in America. If you’re planning on buying a car buy Ford or Chevy product, not a foreign one. Don’t add to our debt.

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Why are you people so obsessed because the president plays golf here and there? Bush played golf more than any other president, him and Eisenhower. Why don’t we ever hear anything like that? President can’t even go to the bathroom without you saying he’s using too much toilet paper and it’s costing the taxpayers too much money.

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The people of the City of Tonawanda need to wake up and smell the coffee. You have been scammed! The school district’s capital project was never meant to include a new music wing. That was just because they knew they wouldn’t have enough votes to get their new football stadium without that added to it. Funny that they have 100 percent of the funds for football. Why can’t they make some changes to that and add money to the music wing? I for one wouldn’t have given my approval if it was just for a new football stadium. I am sure there are many others who feel the same.

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