Comments from our readers:
Taxes on my little house rose $44 per month. That's my water bill. Will garbage pickup cuts help me to pay my water bill? I have never had kids in school. Will the teachers' cuts help me to pay school taxes and help me to stay in my home of 20 years? Cheese 'n' rice, we all need help.
Question: How in the world did the most prosperous, largest, industrialized country in the world, the United States of America, ever need to have to borrow money from China to begin with? That's absurd to even think about. And who broke America? Who put all these people out of work? I am an American and I'm demanding an answer from this president y'all put in office.
I say hallelujah to the person who said to leave our president alone. He is doing as much as he can in just one year. Rome wasn't built in a day. Is it because he is so good looking? Leave him alone, and let him work and try to get the job done he's trying to do for all of us.
This rant is for the Democrats that are selling their soul to put this county into socialism.
It's disgusting and maybe even criminal for the city of Aiken officials to continue their spending spree while the school systems are shutting down programs and furloughing teachers. The city cannot even see past the politicians, merchants and developers to even be aware that there is a resident class. A crime to starve education while spending millions on small parks, museums and depots that the public had no chance to vote on.
Reading the comments in The Augusta Chronicle about the free school lunches and breakfasts, I wonder why these people can't feed their own children. If you can't feed your children, why do you keep having more children? Why do so many people continue to want handouts? Why don't they go to work or do without?
Is there a way the Masters can come more than once a year so the city can be spruced up more than once a year?
Let me get this straight. We're trying to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts itself from it, to be signed by a president that also hasn't read it and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's broke. What the heck could possibly go wrong?
What would happen if a married female golfer had affairs with 14 guys? Do you think she would be invited back to play golf in the LPGA? Maybe there is a double standard for the sexes.