Sound Off

Sound Off for Jan. 24

Palazzo, you are a liar

You may not agree with President Obama. You may not have voted for him. But tell me, why is it OK that the right wing of Congress refuses to pass a clean-water bill, a jobs bill, an immigration bill? Now we have the Prince of the TEA Party, Palazzo, to censure the president because of his executive order for background checks on weapons. Why? Can anyone tell me why they're against background checks? The president has not taken your Second Amendment rights away, as Palazzo lied to you. This president has signed 227 executive orders. George Bush Sr. signed 166, and George Bush Jr. signed 291. Franklin Roosevelt signed 3,522. Why does Palazzo say THIS president needs to be censured because of his overreach? Congress has a 9 percent approval rating. Palazzo, you are a liar. You do not speak for all of the people and you don't speak for me. Is lying part of your conservatives principles?

Congress needs leaders

What America needs to be strong again is strong leadership in Congress, not the executive department. Strong leadership in Congress would control any out-of-control executive department orders. Both Democrats and Republicans who are in office now are not showing strong leadership. Vote them all out and start over.

I-10 isn't a race track

OK, let me get this straight. I'm driving in the left lane, going the speed limit and you zoom up behind me like you are on a race track. Now, I'm supposed to move over so you can continue down the road (breaking the speed-limit law) to eventually win that race? Interstate 10 mentality in a nutshell.

Write-in campaign

I am joining the fix Canal Road Band Wagon. Everyone who travels Canal Road, write in and let's see if we can get something done. It is in deplorable condition. I figure the reason nothing has been done is no one important has to travel it. It truly needs to be scraped up and started from scratch but we know how long that would take. The road and bridge crews in Harrison County are the slowest on Earth. Come on, politicians, get to work and earn your vote. Thank you.

Insurer losing money

UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest insurer, is reconsidering its participation in the Obamacare exchanges after reporting near billion-dollar losses. Not what Obama promised them in exchange for their support of the "non-affordable" care act. Insurers lose, individuals lose, our health-care system suffers, investors lose. It's a train wreck.

Stay informed

When politicians no longer fear their electorate, then their electorate is no longer informed. Who's at fault?

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