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Today's Opinions

  • The House has acted to avoid the fiscal cliff

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

     

    At  a time when we are desperately in need of policies that will get our country back on track and put us on the road to fiscal sustainability, we are facing a dangerous time in our nation’s history as the so-called “fiscal cliff” quickly approaches at the year’s end.

     

  • Working to build a better and brighter future for America

    While the national unemployment rate has improved slightly, millions of Americans continue to struggle to find work and millions more are underemployed, forced to accept part time employment because they have been unable to find full time work. Two-thirds of the jobs added last month were only part-time and the amount of jobs added in September is still 36,000 short of what our economy needs to just keep pace with people entering the workforce for the first time.

     

  • Final thoughts before we vote


        Growing up in Bedford County, I remember many positive and pleasant experiences. I also remember the vicious racism of the great majority of white people around me.
        I didn’t know who Martin Luther King Jr. was; but I knew that every white person who talked about him hated him. I can proudly say, though, that my own parents were not among those people.

  • ObamaCare is still a bad law


        A few weeks ago a fellow stopped by and handed me three sheets of paper which appeared to be the contents of an e-mail that he printed. The source seems to be a Web site called askmarion. I located an article at http://askmarion.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/dhimmitude-on-page-107-of-obam... . It was about “dhimmitude” and its contents closely, but not precisely, match the wording of what I was given.

  • Letters 10/24/12

    Women voters

        53.5% of the voters are Women; that means that 46.5% of the voters are men. For every million who vote 535,000 are women and they favor Obama by 12% to 14%; Men favor Romney by 10%.
        What this means it’s hard to make up the difference in number of votes. Try doing the math.

  • We must restore the American dream

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Dating back to the founding of our nation, Virginians and Americans have set forth the principle that this country was founded of the people, by the people, for the people. And as history shows, we have long been a nation dependent on its people and not its federal government for our success. But lately those we have elected to represent us in Washington have been taking us in a different direction.

  • Americans need tax reform not tax increases

    Many Americans continue to struggle with unemployment and an increased cost of living due in large part to our sluggish economy. They are looking to Washington to advance policies that tear down the barriers to job creation and get our nation back on the right track.

     

  • Work Force Project a great success

        After receiving numerous complaints of trash on the sides of the roads from residents in many areas of the county, Board of Supervisor member Bill Thomasson and I researched the legalities of possibly utilizing inmates for community service.