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Resolutions that are needed in 2010

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    Poet Sam Walter Foss once wrote: “On the thirty-second day of the thirteenth month / on the eighth day of the week we will find the things we seek.” As 2010 leaps into high gear, let’s hope his thoughts are more sarcasm than truth. There is much to be done in this first year of the next decade. Such as...

    • A resolution to the school facilities issue — primarily the need for a gymnasium at Bedford Primary School. If the county is willing to foot the bill to build a new middle school in Bedford and expand Bedford Elementary School, then so be it. Let’s get started. But if all of that talk is just that — talk — then it’s time to turn some dirt at the Primary School and get those students some gym space.

    • A resolution to the reversion talk. For almost two years now the city of Bedford has been in negotiations with Bedford County about a voluntary reversion to town status. All of these talks have been in private and little information has been given out on the implications of such a move. The feeling of most is it’s going to happen. The residents of both the city and county need to be informed on what’s going on and how they’ll be affected.

    • A resolution by the federal government to stop spending this country into insurmountable debt. When the current administration took office there were a lot of promises of transparency, a reduced national debt and the end to earmarks. What has happened in the past year has been anything but a fulfillment of those promises. The Bush Administration liked to spend; the Obama Administration and Congress, which is controlled by Democrats, are obsessed with it. The first stimulus has been a failure on every count except expanding government. The answer to whether a second stimulus bill should be pursued has to be: “No, never and don’t ask again.” One hundred million dollar back-room deals such as the one Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson brokered in order to cast his vote for the healthcare legislation have to be stopped. Even residents of Nebraska see that. Folks are fed up with the way government operates and tired of well-written speeches that spout nothing but political rhetoric.

    Someone else once wrote: “A New Year’s Resolution usually goes in one year and out the next.” That’s proven to be all too true in the past. With just a few days gone in 2010, it would be nice to think this year might be different.