On Foxconn possibly coming to Wisconsin: The media is working overtime to try to find the gray lining and somehow portray this as a bad thing. They’re criticizing the GOP plans to cut regulations, but the GOP can only cut state regulations. They can’t cut any federal regulations. It still falls under the Clean Air and Water Act. Furthermore, these people who claim to be environmentalists say nothing while the city of Milwaukee dumps a billion gallons of raw sewage into Lake Michigan every year, basically using it as their toilet. Now they’re pretending they’re worried Foxconn is going to pollute the lake. Give me an aspirin.
Welcome to Wisfoxconn, where the governor got conned and outfoxed.
Our governor wants to change Medicaid in Wisconsin by raising premiums. Then he wants to give $3 billion of our tax dollars to Foxconn. Double whammy if you’re hurting already.
Now that 13,000 possible jobs are going to be only a couple of hours away, we are so lucky we did not pass the Milton school referendum because a percentage of those jobs—whether it’s 10 or 20 percent—are going to come from Rock County, and they will be moving to that area, some of them. So our school population is probably going to drop.
On Monday story, “Report: State’s rural hospitals among the best” (Page 2A): I wholeheartedly agree. It was very clear this winter when I was in a large city hospital and then brought back to a rural hospital for follow-up care, the follow-up care was far superior to the care I received in the big city hospital. Their priorities are different.
On July 30 editorial, “Buying alcohol shouldn’t be this convenient”: Those are my thoughts exactly. I hope to see more about underage drinking and excess abuse of alcohol. Nobody minds somebody having one or two beers, but going beyond that, I’d like to see more about that. Thank you very much.
On Tuesday story, “Overdose leads to river search” (Page 3A): My prayers go out to the family of the man who overdosed and jumped in the river. I feel bad for him. Sounds like the drug program could help this man enormously.
On Sen. John McCain’s vote against GOP health care overhaul: He cared more about we the people than we the rich party. Health care isn’t easy to do, as Trump stated. They must go back to Republicans and Democrats, working together. Remember for the people, by the people, not screw the people.
On House Speaker Paul Ryan: It’s time for him to get busy and go after the Democrats and all of the dishonest things they’ve done because he is supposed to be able to do that. Don’t waste this time. Earn your money. You’re getting paid way too much for a third of the time that you work.
On President Trump’s immigration proposal: The president’s proposal aims to move to a merit-based system. So Trump wants to bring in people who can speak English, support themselves and have job skills that are in demand in this country. Why, that’s crazy. How is that going to help the Democratic Party get back in power? The Democrats need people who come here and get on welfare because if they’re not dependent on government, then they certainly don’t need the Democratic Party.
On transgender history: I’m calling in response to July 30 article (Page 5A) about the transgender military ban. Someone was quoted as saying that the practice has been around since the 1700s in the American military. I wonder if any fact checking was done on that. It wouldn’t surprise me if that individual either lied or is just wishful thinking on her part.
On Wednesday Sound Off comment about Janesville streets: If people knew how to yield for the right-of-way, they would not get flipped off.
On smoky nights: I remember what it was like to sleep at night with my window open, but I can’t do it anymore in Janesville because so many people are burning campfires in their backyards. It’s pretty hard. I wish I could have that window open.
On restroom etiquette: In the place where I worked, they had three bathrooms, and you could never get in them half the time because people were in there camping. And when they’re not camping in them, they’re making a mess.