On Wednesday Sound Off caller’s opposition to school voucher program: In response to the person that says, ‘I’m a taxpayer, and I only want my money to go to the Parkview School District, not voucher schools,’ does he really not grasp the concept that other taxpayers want their tax money to go to voucher schools? Which will ultimately result in a better education for our children: competition or a monopoly? It’s a rhetorical question.
Choice schools educate students for less funding per student than public schools. Enrollment is income based where parents and guardians provide tax returns indicating poverty level. If they do not qualify, they must pay full tuition. Such schools may include faith-based instruction, which is in my opinion needed. As a taxpayer and educator, I am pleased to pay taxes for both public and choice schools.
On Wednesday Sound Off caller’s comments about Social Security: We sometimes forget Social Security is not an entitlement program. If you don’t pay in, you don’t receive Social Security, unlike general taxes. If you don’t pay income tax, you still receive all the benefits: police, fire protection, military, schools, parks and on and on.
Actually they would have a lot of money if they would stop handing it out to people who never worked a day in their life and for all the losers who have made themselves that way through drugs.
On the Indianford Dam: I find the comments amusing that the dam needs fixing when portions of the Rock River in Rock County are under a flood watch. If they discharge more water, what would happen to property owners between Indianford Dam and Janesville?
On the Rock River: Many years ago, they let the river get low so people could clean it out, and they found all kinds of garbage on the bottom of it: bicycles, beer cans and all kinds of stuff that had been stolen from people. I think it’s time that we do that again because you’d be amazed by all the junk that’s in the river. It would be really nice to clean the river and get all this junk out one day, and everybody could help.
On President Trump’s speech to Boy Scouts: It was hard to listen to Trump give his speech to the Boy Scouts. It was all about him, of course. It was about hate, fake news and unwanted people in the U.S. It was insane for a president to give such a speech to young people or anyone for that matter. He has a real problem.
Donald Trump has to go to the Boy Scouts, now, to get an ego boost. Toward the end, he had the scouts booing certain people. Tell me he doesn’t promote violence. Shame on him.
On making America rich again: According to Stuart Varney of Fox News, President Trump has already made American $4 trillion richer with just six months in office. How come that’s not reported in the paper? Don’t you want to be proud of your country? It could be so awesome.
On Democratic Party’s new “Better Deal” initiative: So now the Democratic Party decides it’s going to run on the same platform that Trump did. They want all the same things Trump wanted, except that they’re not going to help Trump do any of these things. Why didn’t they run on it before? Because they were busy running on hating police and having grown men use the same bathroom as your little girl.
On how to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Clearly what Trump should do is wait until the Senate recesses, then fire Sessions and appoint whoever he wants to fire Robert Mueller. That will put an end to this fraud and attempted coup. That’s what it is, an attempt to unseat a sitting president and overturn the will of the American people, and they’re doing it simply because they don’t like him.
On Wednesday editorial on a new Milton referendum: Simple math shows it’s possible this referendum is not a compromise at all if you add up the $69.9 million, plus the extra $2.5 million the district borrowed last year, plus Act 32 borrowing, which allows the school district to raise taxes.