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Today's Opinions

  • Letters 08/03/11

    Finishing the job


        On July 3 our small family farm received quite a lot of damage from a severe thunderstorm. Six houses were without power due to the electric pole being splintered and the transformer being shattered. Our Bedford electric department came almost immediately and worked diligently into the night to restore power to the homes and then came back on July 4 and waited out another storm to finish the job. Our thanks to the men who responded to the call.

  • Update on the ongoing debt debate

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    NOTE: This column was written prior to the House's vote on the federal debt ceiling.

     

  • Obama underestimates his enemies

        The battle over the debt ceiling increase has basically left all the participants looking bad. But some look worse than others.

        No one should have any doubt now about the “tea party” rabble. They are absolutely willing to destroy the government if they can. It’s been clear this whole time that they were never concerned about the ramifications of a default.

  • Knock off the political games

        Yesterday was supposed to be the end of the world as we know it, assuming Congress and President Obama didn’t raise America’s debt ceiling. I’m speaking of it as yesterday, based on the fact that the edition of the Bedford Bulletin containing this column will appear on Aug. 3. Right now, as I write this, things aren’t looking good and the United States, for the first time in history, may not be able to pay all its bills.

  • Controlling spending?

    If the Senate, as expected, passed the debt ceiling compromise Tuesday, a plan that easily passed the House Monday, Congress will have passed the largest debt limit increase in U.S. history.

        And this is controlling spending?
        That’s the way, apparently, the federal government sees it—including Congressmen Bob Goodlatte and Robert Hurt.
        Their cute name for it: the Budget Control Act.
        Really?

  • Letters 07/27/11

    Thank you

  • Once again, the House takes action to get our fiscal house in order

    Congressman Robert Hurt

    As the current discussion in Washington continues to revolve around our nation’s debt crisis, the House remains committed to passing legislation to change the spending culture in Washington, get our fiscal house in order, and create a better economic environment for job creation for 5th District Virginians and all Americans.

  • Working to change Washington’s culture of spending