On Monday story about rude Wisconsin drivers: I’m sorry to say I have one more: We are pigs. Today, I had to drive through a sea of trash on Memorial Street bridge on my way to work. At work, I spent time picking up trash people threw out of their cars over the weekend. Is it too much to ask people to clean up after themselves?
On Janesville Councilman Jens Jorgensen: He was marching in the Milton Fourth of July parade. He is a politician for the city of Janesville. He is very transparent in his efforts to position himself for higher office. I don’t think a celebration of our independence is an appropriate place for him to promote his own future. The Milton parade is already long enough. Let’s keep politicians who don’t represent the area out.
On Monday story, “Mixed feelings on holiday for some” (Page 1A): Really, if this great country makes you fearful, then go back to your own. Celebrate Mexico’s independence day. Celebrate Africa’s independence day.
The United States is great, and I am tired of having these foreigners come in and criticize us for being proud of our nation. Nobody asked you to come here. We love our country, and that’s why we have a great United States, and I want to stop hearing all this criticism about our country.
On global warming: It’s Tuesday, the Fourth of July. I woke up this morning, and it’s 55 degrees out, so obviously the world has a fever. You used to need a coat on the Fourth of July, but now you only need a sweater.
On Wednesday shooting of a New York City police officer: This has to do with the lady police officer (Miosotis Familia) getting ambushed in her car out in New York City. They did catch the person that did the shooting, and the policemen shot and killed him. I suppose columnist Leonard Pitts will be putting in his column, where he likes to write his racial remarks, that it must be police brutality for killing the assailant.
On President Trump’s accomplishments: Well, Mr. President, six months in office and what significant first steps have you accomplished? Health care reform? Tax reform? Infrastructure repair? Military buildup? Terrorist containment? How is your ‘art of the deal’ with Congress working? A pretty lackluster beginning.
On Trump meeting with Vladimir Putin: With Trump meeting Putin in Germany on Friday, the Democrats now have proof that Trump has talked to the Russians.
On CBO reporting 22 million to lose insurance under GOP health care bill: Sorry, that’s simply not true. The number is about 18 million. They will choose not to purchase health insurance; they won’t lose it. They’re young healthy people, and they don’t want to spend the money. Right now they have to, under penalty of law, buy it, which is unconstitutional, despite what the Supreme Court pretends.
Trump was voted into office to protect our Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, just like he said during the campaign. He is not doing that by following Republicans’ lead, paying off lobbyists with huge bucks for their millionaire, billionaire friends. Trump needs to step up and be a leader, or he will be voted out, too.
On Mills Fleet Farm: I am in my 60s and had a chance to go to my first Fleet Farm store in Wausau last summer. What a wonderful store and selection. Will they be building anywhere in our area soon?
On state adjusting aid amounts for school districts (Page 3A, Wednesday): Milton School Board borrowed $2.5 million before the November election. Then they wanted $2.5 million each of next five years in that election, and now they get almost $1 million more in state aid. They best not try another enormous referendum and instead should try living within their means/budget.
On paying for roads: Has it ever occurred to the Republican politicians in Madison that everyone benefits from good roads—shoppers, business owners, the elderly, disabled, all people? Quit trying to stick it to drivers only. All should have to pay for roads.