In response to What Romney wont say but should (Oct. 3 Viewpoint):
Woodward is peddling books, cant trust his word on Obama
Conservative commentator David Brooks wants us to believe Barack Obama is too insular and not a very good negotiator.
Why? Because celebrity journalist Bob Woodward says so. Isnt that the same Bob Woodward who, not many years ago, was singing the praises of George W. Bush?
Woodward has obviously made a fortune as the People Magazine of politics, but given his track record nobody should take his self-serving, book-selling pronouncements seriously.
In response to Obama, Romney clash on economic progress (Oct. 4) and related articles:
Even Mitt acknowledged who
the real job creators are
Who are the job creators? Henry Ford and Thomas Alva Edison were job creators. They did not ask their parents for help.
Ford Motors and GE were created by two men of modest means.
The rich people dont create new businesses. New businesses are created by people with ideas, with a lot of drive and courage.
At the presidential debate even Romney admitted as much.
Time to give a businessman
a chance to run the country
Unless the economy is turned around, the U.S. can do nothing not defense, Medicare, care for the poor. Nothing.
President Obama is a smooth talking salesman trying to sell the U.S. the same clunker of socialism that Greece and Spain are driving over the cliff.
Lets give the businessman, Mitt Romney, the chance to save this country.
Weve become the U.S. of Corporations and Money
Recently, a friend made this comment which I find to be true: When our forefathers gave us the American Constitution, they called this great country The United States of America. It did not cross their minds, that years and years later, some would believe that this great society would become the United States of Corporations and Money.
Some in GOP are stirring up racism, then blaming Obama
On Oct. 2 conservatives re-posted a 5-year-old video of one of President Obamas speeches. In it, he correctly articulated how differently Katrina victims were treated from victims of other tragedies.
For those comments, conservative Republicans accuse him of stirring up racial tensions.
Theyre the ones who brought the speech back into the news. They accused Obama of being racist when he only spoke the truth.
I have to wonder whos really racist. And these are the same folks who tout their ardent devotion to God. They seem more like wolves in sheeps clothing to me.
In response to Dont let wind energy subsidy die, we need alternatives (Oct. 3 Forum):
Dont waste energy subsidies on enterprises doomed to fail
Forum writer Scott Fritz said wind power should be allowed to compete on a level playing field and urged Congress to extend the federal wind subsidy.
I believe a level playing field implies no subsidy. If wind power were competitive, wed be using it! Perhaps, encouraging development of new energy sources with a support of say, 10 percent of the cost per watt produced, would be productive.
If an alternate energy source can get within 10 percent, American ingenuity could make it competitive.
Lets not have another Solyndra which had no chance of succeeding.
In response to MidAmerican to buy 2 California wind farms (Sept. 30 CharlotteObserver.com):
Take from oil subsidies to finance new energy sources
It seems every time a subsidy for a renewable energy source gets approved its only for a very short time and a lot of partisanship is involved.
Whatever the Democrats endorse, the Republicans disagree, and vice versa especially in an election year.
Larger and more plentiful subsidies should be developed. Subsidies must be taken from big oil and coal companies and redirected to companies like MidAmerican, which are producing renewable resources.
Subsidies developed for renewable resources will help keep prices competitive with fossil fuels and coal. This is one way the U.S. can reduce its dependency on these filthy, toxic substances.
UNC system must quit spending on extras, focus on repairs
The University of North Carolina system needs $2.1 Billion for backlogged renovations and repairs. Thats Billion with a capital B.
The response of the Board of Trustees is to build more elaborate student unions and spend exponentially more on sports.