Letters to the Editor: Aug. 23, 2012
Ryan is a good choice
Paul Ryan is exactly the choice for vice president that I would expect from a leader with years of experience and success, both in government and in the private sector, and re-affirms my confidence in Mitt Romney as a superb candidate for president of the United States.
Mr. Ryan not only brings a vast knowledge of the problems in Washington, but he also offers smart solutions that will work. His ability to articulate his positions have made us sit up and pay attention. For example, Mr. Ryan’s proposal with regard to health care is simply this: Nothing will change for seniors currently on Medicare. A big benefit for future Medicare recipients is that they will be enrolled in the same kind of health care program that members of Congress enjoy. This is not a voucher program, in spite of what the liberals are claiming and they know it.
Today’s seniors, myself included, cannot afford Obamacare. The burden of our future health care costs will most likely fall on family members, or, worse, our fate left in the hands of the so-called “death panels,” the Obamacare IPAB, whose mission will result in rationing of care and possibly elimination of care altogether.
So, if you have a spare bedroom and don’t mind Grandma and her wheelchair moving in, go ahead and vote for the Obama/Biden ticket. Luckily, we now have a better choice….Romney/Ryan. Don’t waste it.
Vicki Jo Jones, Rancho Bernardo
Lunch scanners at Twin Peaks
As if the PUSD budget debacle wasn’t enough, imagine my disbelief when a phone message last week stated that Twin Peaks Middle School will be implementing new (read: costly) high tech handprint scanners during lunch. Supposedly this will alleviate the students’ burden of remembering to bring their ID’s to lunch as well as expedite the lunch line allowing students more time to relax and socialize with their friends.
Last time I checked, our kids have more than enough time to relax and socialize. School is supposed to be preparation for the “real work world” they will enter into one day, but with this logic it appears that our kids will be ill prepared. Is it too much for them to remember their IDs to eat? Seriously? If you’re hungry, you remember your ID, plain and simple. If not, go back and get it. Or here’s another idea, pack a lunch from home.
Furthermore, I learned recently that Spanish is not being offered now in seventh grade.
So let’s review: money for handprint scanners which teach the kids nothing; if anything they rob them of the valuable lesson of responsibility to remember their IDs, but now, all of a sudden, no money for an academic elective?
You may opt out of the handprint scanner in favor of the old system if you choose. Maybe if enough of us do, we can send a message to the school district that it’s time to get back to basics and enough is enough with the frivolous spending.
Mindy Markiewicz Clark, Poway
Columnist ‘a biased liberal’
How can Bob Emery criticize people of Georgia and Dan Cathy for being too dumb to spell (Aug. 16) He’s laughing all the way to the bank with Chick-fil-A seeing a $31 million increase over normal sales for one day by those supporting his right to freedom of speech. The name originated as a catchy marketing ploy….duh.
Apparently Emery hasn’t even a passing knowledge of the Bill of Rights or the First Amendment. He sounds like another biased liberal, more interested in distracting people with unimportant blather than reporting the truth about our disintegrating freedoms in America.
Dan Cathy and his father have a remarkable humanitarian history, the likes of which this country should be proud of, and it has nothing to do with gay marriage. Chick-fil-A is rated nationally at the top of the fast food industry for quality of food and service, as is In-N-Out, where John 3:l6 is inside every cup (could their success be because they’re morally accountable?) In many areas, Wendy’s also closed their doors in support of Dan Cathy, recommending that their customers eat at Chick-fil-A on that historical day.
Emery must be in agreement with Obama that Truett Cathy “didn’t get that company by himself, he had to have help from the government.”
Marianna Raasch, Rancho Bernardo
Vaus gets her vote
Steve Vaus will get my vote and many of my friends’ votes for City Council this November simply because he is already working to make a Poway a better place. Typical politicians make promises. Steve takes action. He has demonstrated a sincere and genuine desire to improve our city and that’s what I want in a leader.
Lisa Blackburn, Poway
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