[Nameplate] Fair ~ 77°F  
High: 89°F ~ Low: 72°F
Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

SpeakOut 1-14

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Benefits of taxation

A home schooling mother was asked, "Aren't you concerned about your son's missing out on the socialization with other kids?" My wife gave this response: "Go to your local middle school, junior high, or high school, walk down the hallways, and tell me which behavior you see that you think our son should emulate." Sure, Sikeston has the best schools in the nation, I know, every community feels that way. Because that's the community line, school pride, school cheer, rah, rah, rah. Look at your property taxes, and let that sink in how much that amounts to when multiplied by thousands of property owners, and vehicle owners; or peruse the school tax receipts at Benton. And get a clue how much money is being spent on education, just from local taxes, not counting all the other sources of State and Federal money being poured into education. If Sikeston School board is proud of its 'socialization production skills' put a camera feed from your hall ways to our local charter cable channel 12 and let all of us tax payers get a daily feed of what our ever rising school tax money is producing. Then you should ask yourself how more money to produce more of that kind of socialization is going to make us a prosperous nation that God would be proud of. This should give everyone a glaring example of the benefits of more democrat taxation plans and the quality that democrat policies produce. This would give you some small inkling of an idea what democrat policies are all about.

I'm your vehicle, baby

What my problem is is the doggone cab companies only have one cab running half the time instead of two or three. If they want to try and do more business they better get more cabs.

Gas down, food still high

When the price of fuel was $4 a gallon, that was the excuse for the prices of food going up. There was a big, big increase in the price of food. In the last couple of months, fuel has come down 200 percent. The food prices haven't come down. I wish somebody could explain to me why the food prices haven't come down. As a matter of fact the food that I shop for, the price is still going up. It's an increase instead of a decrease. You can't afford to buy food anymore, unless you have welfare and food stamps. They're not concerned about it.