Letters to the editor, Nov. 20, 2013

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Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 11:30 pm | Updated: 1:01 am, Wed Nov 20, 2013.

City needs to be more respectful of Old Glory

My spouse and I are almost daily walkers around the park at Fort Marcy. Over the past several months, we’ve noticed that the very tall aluminum flag pole near the entrance to the complex stands tall but nude of Old Glory. Some city of Santa Fe employee surely could be spared to raise the flag. An alternative, I dare say, would be to take down the flag pole and sell it for the value of the metal. This would be at least the honorable way to get out of noting to visitors that there is no city employee capable of flying the flag of the United States.

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  • Pierce Knolls posted at 10:25 am on Wed, Nov 20, 2013.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1688

    Wendell Harris tells us that "the Republicans want to cancel affordable health care," but my health insurance has gone up 27% as a direct result of the Affordable Care Act, and that's for a plan with a higher deductible, higher co-pays, and less useful coverage. Someone should tell Wendell that just because the word "affordable" is in the act, that doesn't necessarily mean that the act actually makes anything more affordable. There is no truth in advertising requirement when it comes to naming bills.

  • Jospeh Tafoya posted at 9:58 am on Wed, Nov 20, 2013.

    Jighead Posts: 75

    Come now Mr. Harris, unless one has being living under a rock, ObamaCare is in a death spiral. The liberal Democrats have told us " we need to pass it to see what is in it". Well, there is very little doubt that as the layers of this law are peeled away we find it rotting from the inside. It was sold to the public under fraudulent claims by Obama and the Democrats. It is a fact that more Americans are finding themselves in dire state that may require assistance. The term that was coined in the 90's " it's the economy stupid" were right then and they are right today. The Obama economic policies are failing and Obama Care is going to exacerbate the situation. It's going to impact and burden everyone that contributes to this economy by diminishing the availability of jobs and affordable health insurance. Fewer dollars in the private sector equals fewer jobs. There is only one way to turn the poverty curve from a downward decline and that's meaningful job creation. Every dollar taken by the government has less turn around than money used by the private sector. Plus someone had to give that dollar and receive less value for that dollar. You could cap all the CEO's salaries, heck take all their money, and it would not be close to solving the poverty issue.

  • Steve Salazar posted at 9:44 am on Wed, Nov 20, 2013.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 873

    The driver was given the ticket, she didn't want to decide whether to pay the fine or go to court.

    NM law should probably change to allow people to take the ticket without signing it or stating their plans. I think lots of people feel tht they are admitting guilt when they sign the ticket.

    The shooting was totally unjustified, I hope the officer rots at a desk, he is a danger to society.

  • Jospeh Tafoya posted at 9:33 am on Wed, Nov 20, 2013.

    Jighead Posts: 75

    Oorah! Mr. Rodriguez.


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