Sound Off for Sunday, July 2: Farm & Fleet, Business After Five and Senate health care bill

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Compiled by Gazette staff
Sunday, July 2, 2017

On proposed Business After Five event at a Janesville elementary school: ‘Thumbs down’ for Business After Five. Schools are for the kids. Don’t use school facilities for events that would be illegal for a student to partake in. Don’t use tax dollars to bear the cost for a private event that shuts out the kids.

On preparations for second Milton School District referendum: So they haven’t learned their lesson? People do not want a new fieldhouse and new high school. They’re just playing games, smoke and mirrors. We will come back out and vote it down again, and they will just be wasting our taxpayer money.

On President Trump’s travel ban: Given that 15 of the 19 hijackers responsible for 9/11 came from Saudi Arabia, why isn’t Saudi Arabia one of the countries subject to Trump’s stupid travel ban?

On the stalled Senate health care bill: If Obamacare was so great, did Sens. Tammy Baldwin or Elizabeth Warren enroll in it? The fact is Obamacare is failing, but the Democrats in the Senate are playing politics with the health and lives of Americans instead of working with Republicans to fix it.

--Thank you to Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, both Republicans who realize the invaluable services Planned Parenthood provides. I wish other conservatives would educate themselves on what this organization actually does and not believe inflated and false information.

On Dick Polman’s Wednesday column, “Republican Robin Hoods take from the poor, give to the rich”: Let me explain something to Mr. Polman since he’s clearly not the sharpest knife in the drawer. You can’t take from the poor. They don’t have anything; that’s why they’re called poor. Whatever they get is taken from someone else who actually earned it.

On city council’s new rules on electronic devices: This is in reference to the recent action by the city council to control electronic devices at council meetings. Way to go Andy Jorgensen. You made a fool out of the city council. You made it look like Mayberry, U.S.A. It’s no wonder the public voted you down as register of deeds.

On Monday story, “Homeless in middle school” (Page 1A): The Janesville City Council and City Manager Mark Freitag should be ashamed of themselves. They spend millions on redoing Main Street and little or nothing for our homeless children. They better get their act together and start caring for our children instead of their own egos.

On competition between Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Mills Fleet Farm: For over 30 years Farm & Fleet has had a monopoly in Janesville. Free enterprise is why the U.S. is awesome. Let’s embrace Mills Fleet Farm if they build in our vicinity.

--Competition is always good. You compare Woodman’s Market versus Festival Foods, and look at that. I feel it makes people better people when you have competition.

On Wednesday Sound Off comment about North River Road roadwork: You can’t compare that road to everyone else’s roads. It depends on if it’s a town, county or state road. Townships don’t have lots of money for road improvements and are doing what they can to maintain the roads so they don’t worsen to the point of becoming dirt paths.

On gas prices: Wisconsin should pass a law where these filling stations cannot raise the price of their gas six to 12 cents every holiday. They are just ripping the public off.

On new Marquette University Law School poll (Thursday, Page 2A): Isn’t this the same poll that had Hillary Clinton winning by 7 to 10 points? You can take this Marquette poll and put it on a roll and hang it in your bathroom because that’s what it’s actually good for. That being said, Gov. Scott Walker is a shoe-in for re-election. The Democrats can’t even find anybody willing to be slaughtered by him in the next election.

On no-wake restrictions: There was a mention in the paper about how boaters are supposed to go down the river at the pace of a turtle because of the wake that it creates if they go too fast. Well, that would be similar to telling a pothead when he lights up his next joint to only take two puffs.

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