Tonawanda News

June 8, 2013

Sound Off published June 8

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The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — I’m calling about the old Masonic temple on Minerva Street. I’d like the know who is in charge because the grass is like two feet high and also the parking lot is like three feet high with broken trees and limbs all over the place and kids hanging around. It’s just an eyesore in Tonawanda.

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Who are you to tell the president what he should do, are you in power? Are you in office? Who are you to say? You’re not in power, it’s not up t you. He does what presidents do. You’re just as bossy as all the people in the Tonawandas are, whether your neighbor spits on the sidewalk or mows his lawn or opens a store. You’re always complaining about something.

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Watching the news and they’re showing the IRS how they waste taxpayer money on hotels and parties and exotic things. It just goes to show that we are way overtaxed in New York state. And the way I look at it, I think we need a tax deduction for our earned income, because the IRS has so much to burn through, why are we paying so much money? I would love the government to explain that to me.

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This is for the editor. You know how the IRS has been wasting and spending all that money. I think the people wo enjoyed those hotels and parties should pay it back and here’s why: Im a retired auto worker. We were all out of work, it was the 80s, we had a trade adjustment fund. When we went back to work we had to pay it back to work. We had to pay the money back that we needed to survive, it wasn’t a bonus or anything. So when they get caught spending money they shouldn’t be, they should have to pay it back.

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If congress wants to cut spending in Washington they should start with the president. I heard on TV that it cost $179,799 to keep Air Force One up in the air.

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I’m just wondering where all this garbage is coming from that’s floating down the river near Niawanda Park?

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I’m calling in regard to the gentleman and his wife with a walker who were at the Olympia restaurant this past Sunday. He noticed his wife scraping the rear driver’s side of my car to get into her car. I was given his license plate number and if he doesn’t respond to this Sound Off I am going to report this to the police.

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I don’t know about anybody else but this thing where the government wants to see people’s phone records ... what enybody else thinks about that, that the government is taking phone records and looking at them. I think that’s an invasion of privacy. I think it’s ridiculous. 

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President Obama was on the phone with FEMA and Homeland security and he signed pre-diaster declarations before Hurricane Sandy hit to release funds to help the victims. On November 15th 2012 President Obama flew to N.Y. and met with NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg to survey the damage of hurricane Sandy.