On state’s $100 child tax rebate: This has to do with the child tax credit where the people are going to be getting $100 for each kid under age 17. I think the state should have figured out a different way to support these kids. You send a $100 check to some of them homes, the kids will never see any of it. But the tattoo parlors and their gateway drug, which is marijuana, they’ll get their share of the $100, and of course alcohol will get some of the $100. The state should have thought this out a little better where the kids actually get some benefit out of it.
On speed limits: How about changing the speed limit fine to $1,000 no matter what or hiring more police? Then it might be safe to drive in Janesville once again.
- I’m wondering if they have changed the speed limit on County A. I see cars going by very, very fast, and it’s not just one or two. It looks like it’s getting to be the norm. I’m just wondering if I missed out on something, and they’ve actually changed the speed limit, and I wasn’t paying attention.
On applying for low-income housing assistance: I’ve been waiting four years to try to get in. I was wondering, is four years the normal practice for trying to get in to low-income housing? I’d like to know if everybody is having to wait four years because if they are, then we need a lot more low-income housing. I need to know on that.
On violence over embassy opening in Jerusalem: This is from Tuesday front page, “Violence amid embassy move. Scores of Palestinians killed at Gaza border.” First, who are these people to tell us where we can put our embassy? Second, does anybody remember that these are the people that danced in the streets when 3,000 Americans were murdered in cold blood on 9/11. We stand with Israel. They’re our allies. These people hate us and want us dead.
On socialism: Whenever you tell someone pushing socialism to look at Venezuela, they respond, ‘No, look at Sweden.’ Well, let’s look at Sweden. They just announced that by 2025, they’re going to need twice as many people working as they have today just to pay for their social programs. So the gravy train there is coming to an end, and make no mistake, the only reason it’s lasted this long is because Sweden is incredibly rich in natural resources and has a very small population. Socialism does not work, and it never will.
On May 13 Sound Off comment about Iran deal: The money Iran got from the U.S. was Iran’s money. When the U.S. froze all Iran’s assets here in the U.S., there was a time limit. The time limit was up, so we had to give their money back. The money was not ours. Look it up. I wish people would get their facts straight before they open their mouth.
On Rock County Transit incident (Wednesday, Page 3A): I remember during Act 10 and shortly thereafter that Gov. Scott Walker cut funding for transportation, and I wonder if this has anything to do with the reason why drivers are being hired through Manpower. Just curious.
On high Rock River levels: Concerning the Janesville dam, the gatekeeper needs to open the gates and let the water go down and quit holding it back. The reason I know this is I’ve lived on North River Road for 40 years, and only the last four or five years my yard has been flooded every year. The reason it’s flooded is because the gates are not being wide open. It’s time that we let the water go downstream. It’s not fair to the people who pay all these taxes to live on the river and can’t even use it.