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Sound Off for Oct. 22: All administrations are questioned or criticized

President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in New York.
President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in New York. AP

Still waiting

It’s only been over four months since, I’m guessing, MDOT installed the electric traffic signal warning signs just before the intersection of Mississippi 53 and 49. And as of now they are not operational and are still covered with blue plastic. What’s the purpose of the warning lights/signs if they don’t intend to have them operational and doing what they are supposed to be doing: informing drivers that they are approaching a potentially dangerous intersection, and to be aware of traffic signals.

Welcome change

I like my new trash containers. Started recycling and if done thoroughly the big can should be for recycling and the little can for trash.

Where’s the beef?

The new tax plan saves me $30 per year from my part-time job. I am getting a social security increase of $36 per month but my medicare with part D is going up $35 per month. Where’s the beef?

Left one out

I noticed the Oct. 18 opinion column pertaining to sexual harassment listed prominent names including — not by name mind you — but by saying “sits in the White House.” Seems to me the author of the article left one influential individual out, that being President William Jefferson Clinton who engaged in sexual activity of sorts with a young intern. He also joins the ranks of those powerhouses accused of treating women as mere pleasure providers. As matter of fact, you can’t be any more of a powerhouse or influential than a US president.

Nothing new

Why does anyone believe it’s not our place to criticize or question the presidential administration? I can’t remember an administration that hasn’t been questioned or criticized. Those in office work for the taxpayers and are not there to serve their own agendas.

Not the same

The stock market and the economy are two different things entirely. Of course the stock market is doing well with all the deregulations Mr. Trump has put into effect for businesses. This is good for them but bad for the American people. When the economy, jobs, people’s incomes go up, he stops destabilizing our healthcare, and he starts to bring the people together instead of dividing them then Mr. Trump can say hes done something good for our country.

Kneeling impact

In response to NFL facts in last Sunday’s Sound Off: Those who burned their season tickets are indeed having in impact! They are protesting disrespect of the anthem, flag, military and all veterans who have served and died for the freedoms we all share. Yes, the NFL has taken a significant hit in viewership. You notice the networks have quit showing the anthem!

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