In response to Fact Check “Despite rhetoric, Medicare not going broke” (Sept. 28):
I’m not buying the logic behind those ‘facts’ on Medicare
The Washington Post Fact Check said Medicare is not going broke because the government could still cover 87 percent of the estimated expenses in 2024 and 67 percent in 2050.
How many times have government “estimates” been right in the past? Second, just try to pay only 67 percent of your mortgage or tell the gas station attendant that you can only pay 67 percent of the cost.
It’s logic like this that got us into the mess in the first place.
In response to “Should judges be appointed or elected?” (Sept. 27 Viewpoint):
Voters need easy access to donor info on all candidates
Judicial appointments vs. elections – an important question.
A giant step in the direction of restoring lost faith in government would be to require real-time, online data on political contributions for every election. Technology makes it simple, and it’s a conspicuous omission in an era of “big data.”
In response to “Nonprofits announce merger” (Sept. 26):
Jacob’s Ladder works; merger threatens that, put it on hold
The writer is a Jacob’s Ladder volunteer.
Working in a home-like environment with widespread financial and volunteer support, Jacob’s Ladder didn’t just get the difficult-to-employ jobs, it changed peoples’ lives – no matter their color or nationality.
Now, because of what appears to be inadequate oversight by an uninvolved board of directors and an Urban League eager to expand its kingdom, the essence of what made Jacob’s Ladder special may be lost.
Put this merger on hold until some Jacob’s Ladder board members take the time to actually meet a client!
In response to “Fox News focuses on non-issues to detriment of democracy” (Sept. 23):
Fox News doesn’t look the other way on Obama; I need that
Forum writer Lee Brinson insults folks who listen to Fox News – the only counterbalance to a liberal media that overlooks President Obama’s failed jobs record and his runaway socialist spending that will bankrupt us.
In response to “Israeli PM sets timeline on Iran” (Sept. 28) and related articles:
Recent news making me question U.S. support of Israel
I’m beginning to think Israel is a terrorist nation provoking and threatening Iran, not recognizing Palestine and attempting to push us into a war with Iran. Yet we continue to send them huge amounts of money and arms support. What is going on?
Netanyahu must stop trying
to box in Obama on Iran
Prime Minister Netanyahu’s meddling in our election is an attempt to instruct the White House as to where and when the U.S. should draw a “red line” in checking Iran’s nuclear program.
In trying to box in President Obama, Netanyahu links his government to a unilateral course of action on which he cannot deliver. A large portion of the Israeli national security establishment does not accept the prime minister’s rhetoric on the near-term threat posed by Iran’s quest for a nuclear weapon.
The Obama administration will do what it takes to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon – but at a time and place of our choosing.
William E. Jackson Jr.
Those who pledge allegiance
to Norquist are betraying U.S.
Every junior manager has been taught and understands the only way to correct a budget deficit is by a combination of actions. No budget has ever been balanced simply by cutting costs. You must also increase revenue.
For an elected official to pledge allegiance to a Grover Norquist, and not the nation, is an act of treason and should be treated as such.
In response to “Bowles, Simpson continue push to tackle debt” (Sept. 26):
Simpson-Bowles works only if both sides bite their tongues
I’m glad to hear a large minority of congressmen are now supporting the Simpson-Bowles proposal. However, the danger in having Congress discuss this proposal is for each party to try cherry-picking and only support those sections they agree with.
Once this happens the proposal is no longer a bipartisan agreement. It must be supported in its entirety to be bipartisan. Please bite your tongue and support the proposal in its entirety.
EpiCentre parking deck a confusing mess; fix is easy
There are no signs to indicate what level or row your car is on at the EpiCentre parking deck. Had it not been for a delightful Dilworth couple who drove me around Thursday night, I probably would have roamed for hours looking for my car.
Sadly, I was not the only one; there was a constant honking of horns as people tried to located their cars. Paint and stencils are not that expensive – get with it EpiCentre.