Letters to the editor

Once again, middle-class homeowners in the Center School District are getting gouged with another school tax increase (1-8, 816, “Falling property values boost tax rates in Center, Fort Osage”). Most homeowners’ taxes are already going up because of last year’s reassessment even though home values are still well below what they were several years ago.

Stacey Hatton: Surprise me? Surprise me not

Some people love surprises and some don’t. I’m not saying that one way is better than the other. That’s just the only way I allow myself to stereotype people. Forget political or religious differences; this is the meat and potatoes of life right here.

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Not one member of Congress chooses between buying food or needed medication. No members of Congress agonize over paying utility bills, rent or a mortgage because their paycheck stretches only so far because of chronic wage stagnation.

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Many of the right-wingers who cry and moan about Obamacare should step back, take a breath and try to remember the Republican debacle of trying to fix our broken health care system in the early 2000s. First we had the Medicare Reform Act, when that bill showed its true colors by raising prescription costs on seniors.

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A 2014 New Year’s resolution for President Barack Obama “Is to be Honest with the American People.” In 2013 there was much talk from Obama saying, if you like you’re insurance/doctor you can keep them under Obamacare.

He has half a mind to write something about the New Year

I figured it was pretty pointless to pretend I could remember and pass along any lessons learned during the last 12 months. That leaves me with the option of looking ahead to 2014 and coming up with some resolutions for living a better life or being a better person.

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As I waited in my car for a friend to come out of the house and get into my vehicle, I watched a letter carrier delivering mail in 23-degree weather. Luckily it was sunny with only a mild breeze.

In a dark December, a starry, starry night

Recently, I asked my father, “What was Christmas like when you were a kid, during the war?” This was a good time to ask, because, I had to get my mind off the constant drum of Macy’s “magic.”

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Once again we come to the politically correct season instead of the Christmas season. The media and the left use their same old argument that Merry Christmas is offensive to some people.

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Some people have complained that contraception has nothing to do with a woman’s health and therefore should not be a part of health insurance benefits. Really?