The sequester is here.
The federal work force has already been denied cost of living Increases, past, present, and future,, (how many years have they had to deal with this?)
Now to make up for monies the government has overspent, misused, (there has not been a federal budget under the Obama White House, or even during the Pelosi Congress), these good folks are asked to give up one day a week of their pay. That is 20 percent of their paycheck. Is there anyone else who is giving up 20 percent in this country? Is the president? is Congress? Is the White House staff? Are the congressional staffs?
With the position this country is now in, they after all are the cause and affect, and should be the very first to give up their salaries. Especially the President and “his vacations” and fun trips around our country and the world.
I’m sure that federal workers don’t mind sharing a burden, but to be the “scapegoats” of that burden is unconscionable.
It is not only the federal workers but our military who are taking the lion’s share of this burden. This is wrong, members of Congress, wrong. The sequester was the White House’s baby. The sequester “rules” were Congress-enacted.
We must get our out of control budget under control. To do so is a national burden and americans across the board must share that burden, not just certain select groups of Americans.
Party politics must stop in Congress. Talk is cheap, we need action from everyone involved, honest action. The president as usual “talks a good show” but has no substance. Actions speak louder than words.
Where is the leadership in this country?
Making the USA solvent does not mean a few cuts and then more major increases, (as the president intends to do). President obama is rapidly bankrupting our nation, if he hasn’t done so already.
Get to work, Congress. Contrary to most Washington rhetoric, the Republicans have shown they will work with someone who honestly will work with them.
The president and the Senate have not done so, other than mouthing the words “bi-partisan cooperation,” Harry Reid “tables,” or shall we say “drawers” everything that comes to the Senate from the House!
The sequester is here.
Walk along Frostburg’s Main Street in the spring and summer and one can’t miss the beautiful floral arrangements that adorn the lampposts.
President and Obamacare: Who needs Congress?
Being a fellow from a small town like Cumberland I don’t always really understand what’s going on in Washington. But I have watched a few houses being built over the years. I even helped some with one house, but my brother fired me from that work pretty quickly, mainly because it was his house being built.
Sweet Success Business Forum this evening in Frostburg
As a member of the Frostburg Business and Professional Association (FBPA), I am pleased to inform the community of the “Sweet Success” event sponsored by the city of Frostburg and our organization.
The idea of spending up to $7,500 for a study about the possibility of bringing a minor league baseball team to the area should at least be allowed to reach first base.
You can help United Way reach its goal
The United Way of Allegany County campaign for 2013-14 will end April 30 and to date has raised more than $430,000, which is over 86 percent of its goal. But there is still $70,000 to be raised in a very short time.
Support Canal classrooms with tax-deductible gift
While your April 17 article (“Park Service opens Canal classrooms,” Page 1A) described this exciting program accurately, your readers may be wondering how they can help support this new educational opportunity for school children in Allegany County.
Ivan Hall story brings back memories of a unique man
I enjoyed Mike Sawyers’ Ivan Hall story. It was well written and brought back some wonderful memories of my Cumberland days and especially, an unique man.
It’s a secret
Could someone enlighten us about why not even the names of the two entities bidding on development of the Footer Dye Works building can be divulged?
A Times-News article about the bids included an explanation from a lawyer for the attorney general’s office about the need to keep the names and other information secret at this time. Despite that, the logic of not divulging at least a little more information escapes us.
What do we do about those who weren’t criminals after all?
Now that Maryland has become the 17th state to (finally) decriminalize possession of marijuana, one could say that the legislature and governor should be patted on the back for doing the right thing.
The first step
If all goes as planned, Frostburg State University will one day offer a doctorate in nursing, a physician’s assistant program and a new health sciences building on campus.
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