Paul Ryan is a liability
for Republican Party
Incredibly, it seems possible that Paul Ryan is going to be another Sarah Palin - a poorly vetted liability for Republicans.
Ryan voted for the TARP bailout. He said President Barack Obama's stimulus program did not create any jobs, and then said he helped a constituent obtain stimulus money because it created jobs. He voted for two unfunded wars and the unfunded expansion of the Medicare prescription plan. Are these the marks of a fiscal conservative?
So we have to prepare ourselves for another four years of Obama's flawed policies regarding Afghanistan, high unemployment, drone attacks on civilians, and no-strings-attached bailouts for Wall Street, along with one of the least transparent governments since the Nixon administration. (Consider Obama's executive privilege claim for the "Fast and Furious" gun program, his secret assassination list, and the National Security Agency's clandestine monitoring of Americans' emails and texts).
But, hopefully, we will get through the decade with no repeat of 9-11, more Americans with health insurance, fewer unwanted pregnancies, and fewer deportations of talented youths from Asia, South America, etc. Perhaps this is sufficient change for most Americans.
How can so many
still support Obama?
I cannot understand why 10 percent of the electorate in this country would consider allowing another four years of progressive liberalism under President Barack Obama and his crew of merry thieves, much less the 46 percent supporting him in current polls. The liberal-left media has far too many of you fooled.
Big union bosses control the liberal-left and Democrats in general. Consider just this one salient point: There are currently about 1.5 million unionized health care workers in this country. Under Obamacare, it will balloon to approximately 20 million union government employees, according to the new book, "Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind," by Mallory Factor. And we should all know by now what that means and what that costs. Do the math. All those new union dues will amount to billions of dollars and will buy a lot of liberal, progressive Democratic politicians.
I look at the polls and cannot believe there are that many people in this country asleep at the wheel. If you re-elect Obama and his cronies, you deserve another four years of zero growth, zero jobs and dwindling household net worth. If a Republican were in the White House right now, the polls would be about 70 percent to 30 percent against the president. Who is fooling whom?
Diocese schools using
Having retired in 2010 after 25 years as a N.J. public-school educator, I began volunteering in local Catholic Schools. At the Bishop McHugh Regional School in Dennis Township, in particular, I was enamored by the recent curricular collaborations between the University of Notre Dame and the schools in the Diocese of Camden. The initiative and ongoing curricular development are the best I have observed in my multiple years of teaching.
The program is based on recent educational research, as well as tried-and-true research and practices. The professional-development delivery, which I was privy to observe, was top shelf in organization and presentation, with innovative constructs and teacher-friendly support and assistance offered throughout the process. The goals of the collaboration are to improve curricula, teacher-training, and student-centered education. The ultimate outcome is to create engaged learning communities.
With so much negativity and criticism of educators and educational institutions, I feel it is important to share positive activity happening in our schools, specifically the Bishop McHugh Regional School.
Mullica sewer change
only affects pike area
Regarding former Deputy Mullica Mayor Bernard Graebener's Aug. 20 letter, "Sewer expansion will cost Mullica":
Graebener did not inform readers that the original resolution under consideration on Aug. 14 included all five Pinelands Villages in Mullica Township. After lengthy discussion with the citizens of the township, four of the five villages were removed from the resolution.
Elwood village, which is on the White Horse Pike, remained in the resolution. In an attempt to expand our tax base and ease the tax burden on township residents, limited commercial development along the White Horse Pike is welcomed. The introduction of sewage services would be a tremendous incentive to any potential business along the pike.
And as far as lacking representation on committee is concerned, Anthony Grabis, a Democrat, voted with the Republican majority.
A.C. still needs
more for families
A Bass Pro Shop at The Walk is great news for Atlantic City. But the one problem planners still have is this: You can't bring a family to Atlantic City for a week at a time. Where would they stay and what would they do?
They can't gamble. And you can't stay for a week in a casino without going broke. There is pretty much nothing for children from 2 to 18 years old to do. Go to the beach? That is fine, but they want things kids like, such as water parks, amusement rides, bowling alleys, theme parks, not just a Boardwalk you walk up and down on. Until they address the issue of what to do with the family, Atlantic City will struggle to attract people on a weekly basis. Gambling is good for so much, but that's only one aspect of it.