Tonawanda News

February 16, 2013

Sound Off published Feb. 16

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The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — I recently read in the paper about this woman who lost her job. She doesn’t speak English and she is an immigrant. She now gets unemployment, Medicaid and $300 a month in food stamps. I, born and raised in the United States, have worked all my life and I’m on social security and get $50 a month in food stamps. Is there something wrong with this picture?

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Tonawanda has a huge cancer rate. Their down wind from everything. Down wind from the power station and the chemical plants. Down wind from the old refinery that used to have the big flame. They’re down wind from all the truck stops and a huge dump that has a giant lake around it like a moat. A huge dump complex that still works. Their down wind from a lot of things, a lot of industry. That’s their air, ya know, and they breath it all day.

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I think the schools should go back to giving students their PE credits if they play inter-scholastic sports. Years ago kids could earn those credits if they played school sports. I think that would be a good way to reduce spending.

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Increasing minimum wage is only going to hurt small businesses, and therefore create more unemployment.

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Why is it that all you people that write the news are afraid of the president? He’s not a dictator. Who are his idols, Stalin and Castro? There is something wrong with this guy. He just keeps spending and spending and spending. And all he wants to do is travel around and hang with people in Hollywood. We need to get rid of him now.

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In the Dorner thing on TV they are saying how the sheriff is lying about not starting the cabin on fire. You can distinctly hear on the live broadcast the sheriff talking about starting the cabin on fire. Why is that sheriff getting away with lying like that? There is something wrong with our sheriffs department down there.

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Our gross domestic product is all the goods and services generated by Americans, minus the goods and services from foreign countries sold in America. Wealth doesn’t just disappear, it changes hands. The US government must borrow 24 cents for every dollar it spends. If you don’t understand why we are in such a bad way read this again. 

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The bride’s photo from last Saturday’s Tonawanda News reminds me of my long time friend, mayor Betty Hoffman. She was a beautiful lady and is still missed today.

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Well now that we have that wonderful playhouse down by the river, that the mayor built with money that we have to pay back, maybe we can have that Pizza Fest in the City of Tonawanda. Oh wait a minute, it can only hold 125 people! I guess you can’t do that. I guess only the city workers can go to that. Maybe they can’t even all be there at the same time. Oh, how sad.