Republican mischief... I have
taken pride in the past of being a fiercely independent voter, casting
my ballot for example, for Carter (once), Reagan (twice), both Bushes
and Obama (twice).
I am not a fan of the social agenda of
the Democratic Party, as I view some of their policies as morally
repugnant and counterproductive to a healthy society. That being said, I
find myself in a sad position of giving up my status as an independent
and becoming a member of the Democratic Party. Here are the reasons why...
Seniors mugged by GOP... Just
had my 2012 taxes completed; I suspect most people would agree that it
is a relief to have it out of the way. What is not a relief however, is
losing the over-65 age exemption, and due to the evaluation of my home,
losing my property tax credit. The two biggest breaks seniors previously
Hypocritical Democrats... I
have to agree with Bob Ross’s letter in the Feb. 11-17 issue of your
paper about the Catholic churches shielding priests guilty of sex crimes
against children. His statement that the church should show the same
care for postnatals as they do to pre-natals could apply to the
Democratic Party in general as well...
Frog for dinner, anyone?... If
you put a frog in a pan of cool water, then put the pan over a fire and
heat it to boiling, the frog will set in the pan until it is cooked and
never try to escape the hot water. If
we continue to burn fossil fuel...