On dangers of socialism: If you want to know the effects of socialism/communism on what once was a prosperous country, Venezuela, then check on it and research what is happening in that country today. People in our country today need to pay attention to the toll of socialism and progressiveness in our country and the naivete of young adults and school teachings.

On Rock Koshkonong Lake District money for fixing Indianford Dam: I belong to that association, and if they would look, there is plenty of money in that fund for that. We’ve been wanting to get that dam fixed but are not doing it. I’d like The Gazette to check their financial statements.

I fail to understand why they need to raise taxes to help pay for a new slide gates when they have a dam fund totally over $682,000 in the bank. It seems to me they should use the existing funds they have to pay for this and not tax the property owners any more.

On health care system: The majority of our legislators have never seen a hospital bill let alone solved existing problems. The only solution is a single-payer program just like Social Security.

On Milton schools referendum: I can’t help but to see the irony between the Milton School Board trying to pass a doomed referendum and the Senate Republicans trying to pass a doomed health care bill. Both refuse to collaborate ... they couldn’t possibly step outside their comfort zone and team up with others for a possible solution.

I wish that the Vote Yes lobbying group would give back to the youth organizations the money they received from them because fall sports fundraising is starting soon and that money would be helpful to the youth groups.

Why don’t they try to get bids from other companies to build the school and see what the comparison is instead of trying to go through the person who is on the school board? I just think it’s fair that they should try and get different bids instead of trying to go through the one company that they always have gone through.

On road funding: I keep wondering how they are going to pay for transportation road projects. I got a wonderful idea how to do it: Triple the fines, take all the money from traffic fines and put that into a road fund and hold the state responsible for how its spent and get these people to start enforcing traffic laws and increase the fines.

On Janesville raising the water rates: I’m a senior citizen, and I am not pleased at the fact that they’re raising the rates again. It’s ludicrous with the inflation. I haven’t seen a raise in our Social Security, so to me it’s way above the limit. Six percent increase, come on, enough is enough.

What’s that smell coming from Janesville? Is it the landfill? No, it’s the people. They can’t afford to take a shower, and you don’t dare flush the toilet every time you use it, you’re wasting water.

On outdoor music permit: A brewery in the South Main Street tavern area was just granted an outdoor music permit 24/7. The nearly 300 apartment dwellers across the river opposed this permit but were told the Janesville downtown is now an entertainment center. Really?

On Wednesday editorial, “Avoiding another mass extinction”: Hate to break it to you, but 99 percent of all the creatures that have ever lived on this planet have gone extinct, and man didn’t kill them all. It will be our turn someday. The point is to frighten you into supporting the theory of manmade climate change.

On Milton technology students and teachers: Hats off to those technology students and teachers for the great presentation they gave at Monday’s Milton School Board meeting about the conference they attended. The dedication of those teachers for the betterment of their students is much appreciated.

On those in charge: The problem is we’ve had the middle class and the upper class running things, and nothing works right. It’s time to get the disabled and the lower class to run things around here. There’s too much gerrymandering going on.

On complaints against landlords: It’s difficult to get competent repair people in Janesville. They’ll either rip you off, or they’re incompetent, late, etc. Add to that the lower sense of personal responsibility, and then your landlords don’t want to invest in their properties more than they have to simply because tenants will damage it, and it’s a vicious cycle.

On garbage bins: Seriously, it’s Thursday, now, and the people that have garbage pickup on Monday still have their cans at the curb. I can’t believe that this keeps going on in the city. Bring your garbage cans in especially with the storms last night.

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