MPB reported today the probable closing of nine rural hospitals, with 2,600 jobs lost. This state's leadership is guilty of madness regarding the health of the state's citizens.
More and more
Fifty-two percent of our state's budget is for education. If you asked each and every teacher and employee at the schools what they wanted and gave it to them next year, it still wouldn't be enough. Ask them the next year and they would want more. This would continue until 100 percent of the state budget would be education. There is never enough for them. There isn't a funding problem, there is a spending problem.
Who can help?
I was saddened to hear that elderly people were calling Our Daily Bread and begging for delivery. Does someone notify the police that a senior is in need? Can United Way or some other agency help out?
Light on the subject
In response to a Sound Off in Friday's paper regarding the lights that are going to be on display in Jones Park this year. The light display is funded by a $2.5 million donation from Island View, which will sustain the light show for five years. There also will be an admission charge to walk/ride through, just as similar displays are in New Orleans and Mobile. What else do you want to complain about?