Rants & Raves

I WORK TWO JOBS to keep health insurance on my family. My wife works full time, too. I did not graduate from high school or college, but I always knew I would have to work to make it in this life. No, I don't have a house full of children that I expect the government to take care of. My three are my responsibility, not the government's.

 

THIRTY MILLION in this country will get free health care. It will be paid for with higher taxes and cuts to Medicare and Medicaid and other programs. When you get your paycheck next week, look at the taxes you paid and say, "I hope they enjoy it. They will get the same care that I get, but I work and pay for mine. Now I have to pay for theirs, too."

IF YOU GO OUT and buy a car, can you pay the payments, put gas in it and pay the insurance? Why don't people put as much thought into bringing kids into the world they can't afford or be responsible for?

THE KIDS THAT wrecked the mall should serve time. Period. Their parents should pay for the damages. Period. It is time the system make people have some respect for other's property instead of slapping them on the hand and calling the parent to come and get them. I am sick of the free rides people get.

I WOULD RATHER build more prisons and put people in jail than give somebody free health care. At least we would benefit from criminals being off the streets.

ENOUGH ABOUT the city of Augusta. We have read it all, seen it all. Get over it. Many cities have problems. Wonder if they put Rants and Raves in the papers?

TEACH A MAN TO FISH, he feeds himself a lifetime. Give him a fish, he eats for a day. You have to keep giving him a fish for him to survive. That is the mentality in this country by many ignorant people. Just keep giving them the means to survive and don't expect anything back.

TIRED OF RELIGION being pushed down my throat by those who are such hypocrites. I know who God is, and we have a close relationship. If I don't go to church, is it your business? Last time I checked, it wasn't.

I GO INTO A FAST food place for a burger, get in line to order, a teenager comes in with his pants hanging to his knees. He orders, gets his food, goes and sits in a booth. I left. I could not eat there. How unsanitary is that? When do Richmond and Columbia county make an ordinance to make it an offense to dress that way? Or why can't a business refuse to serve someone walking around in their underwear? They should not be allowed in the mall, either. What happened to all the people that spoke up at one time? Take back your country.

INSTEAD OF SPENDING all that money on coffee, send it to Augusta to repair all the roads they use going and coming to work and all the other times they come in to shop, go to church, eat in our restaurants and attend the concerts.

IT'S UNFORTUNATE that nearly all schools are ultimately doomed to be defined as failing under NCLB. Aside from a few, select magnet schools, 100% graduate rate (and pass rate on the standardized tests) is just not a reality.

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