Political chicanery falls through cracks

Besides all the snow that "global warming" brought about this winter, here's a few more tidbits to add to the excellent letter by Jason Clay Pope in the Jan. 27 Chronicle ("Obama terror policies doomed to fail").

While there are insufficient funds to give taxpayers a cost-of-living raise for 2010 and 2011, congressional members Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barney Frank, etc., tacitly approved for themselves an average $5,000 raise for each year. Isn't that against the 28th Amendment to the Constitution -- or, like the rules in their health-care proposals, it doesn't apply to them?

And here's another dirty little secret that recently sneaked out: With all the reluctance to drill for oil for Americans, Obama recently signed the approval for financing new oil drilling in Brazil, with the clear understanding that all the oil would go to China.

But I was truly saddened by a recent e-mailed photo showing our president with hands unpatriotically clasped together in front of him, while dignitaries around him are saluting the flag. How can we believe anything he said in his State of the Union talk?

Jimmie Rodgers

Clearwater, S.C.

Obama terror policies doomed to fail

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Wed, 03/29/2017 - 23:51

Lower taxes prudently

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 23:51

Leave entitlements alone