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November 22, 2014

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Letters to the Editor

Hope GOP does better this time
Nov. 15, 2014
The Republicans once again have control of both houses of Congress. Let’s hope they do better than the last time they had control of Congress. In fact, from 2001 to 2009, they also held the presidency. Many people have short memories, so allow me to refresh them. The banking industry collapsed; housing prices plummeted, putting many homeowners underwater; unemployment soared to over 10 percent; the Dow Jones dipped to under 7,000 points; we were led into two wars costing thousands of lives and billions of dollars; and there was a government shutdown.
Dems need young face for party
Nov. 15, 2014
After the midterm election defeat, the Democrats have a huge immediate problem facing the party. Who will be the face of the party? Nancy Pelosi-Harry Reid, both 75 now and older by 2016? Or younger, fresh, exciting faces? Democrats know the future of the party depends on millennial voters (18-34 years old) and minorities (the two groups not voting in the midterms needed to win). Does the Democratic Party really want old, white people in charge? No, definitely not!
How about this stadium plan?
Nov. 14, 2014
What part of no doesn’t the Cordish Cos. and Findlay understand? Now they’re proposing adding …
Support reform to better economy
Nov. 14, 2014
I want to become part of the success in the country in which I was raised. I want to help my community and those in need. My goal is to become a …
GOP has twisted success into failure
Nov. 14, 2014
Since the recent election, the question being asked is: What happened to the Democrats? Actually, the question should be …
Religion, politics must be separated
Nov. 13, 2014
The U.S. Constitution requires the separation of church and state. Religion and politics are therefore required to remain separate under the Constitution, which is the “supreme law of the land.”
Democrats have billionaires, too
Nov. 13, 2014
I find it amusing when Democratic voters scream about how the Koch brothers and the Republican Party spend so much on campaigns. In a letter to the Sun (“Angst over lack of work by Congress,” Nov. 3) a writer said Democrats “must scrape the bottom of the barrel to come up with the estimated $100 they contribute to the Democratic campaigns,” and calls the large donations of the Republican Party the “revenge of the billionaires.”
Republic Services needs a better plan
Nov. 12, 2014
Republic Services claims it will have the “largest residential recycling operation in the country,” but they haven’t informed the public how to separate their trash, nor provided recycle bins for public and private use.
Don’t complain if you don’t vote
Nov. 12, 2014
Dear Democratic Party: If you want to win midterm, state and local elections, stop pandering to groups that don’t vote in any elections other than for president. Dear Democrats who only vote for president: Don’t complain now that the GOP has taken over state houses, the U.S. Congress and state governorships.
Vegas lacks quality transportation
Nov. 11, 2014
Las Vegas taxis routinely long haul customers and no one seems to care. When Uber drivers appeared on the scene recently, they were subject to Gestapo tactics, with their vehicles impounded.
The high cost of government debt
Nov. 11, 2014
To the author of “We are no longer represented” (Oct. 8 Letters to the Editor):You are represented, you just vote for the wrong people. You mention families who lost jobs, face high medical debts, struggling to make ends meet and being squeezed to death. It’s called too much debt, too many taxes, a government growing out of control.
Congress needs to work for children
Nov. 11, 2014
Sept. 30 came and went with little notice. For many, it’s just another day on the calendar. For me and other child-hunger advocates around the country, it’s an important marker.
This is 21st-century feudalism
Nov. 10, 2014
The Supreme Court says money in politics is free speech. That being the case, the Koch brothers, having given an estimated $200 million to their political causes this election cycle, have equaled the voices of at least 2 million Americans. Sound like a feudal system with a twist? You’re darned right.
Democrats will have to work alone
Nov. 10, 2014
When George W. Bush took office, unemployment was 2.4 percent, and 1.1 million jobs were created during his eight years in office. When he left office, unemployment was 7 percent, which did not include the new high school and college graduates who were faced with no job opportunities. Barack Obama inherited the Great Recession, which was the worst our nation faced in 75 years. We were losing 800,000 jobs monthly.
Virtual schools are just a ruse
Nov. 9, 2014
In the Nevada Legislature, there is a plan to move 100,000 students to online learning in what is being called Blended Learning.

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