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Today's Opinions

  • Words are cheap, so don’t expect Congress to participate

    Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte is hoping to reform the often abused earmark process that dominates wasteful spending in Washington, D.C.

        Good luck with that.

        If the healthcare legislation fiasco of this past year taught this nation anything, it’s this – anyone can be bought if the price is right.

  • Letters

    New health reform law

        The debate over a new healthcare reform plan that has been waged for over a year has finally resulted in a law.

        Unfortunately the end of this debate did not yield bi-partisan results, and the law currently going forward will not likely survive the Supreme Court. There are a few reasons I do not support this final law, which are, among others:

  • Bill increases aid for post-high school education

    One of my top priorities in Congress has been increasing access to quality, affordable education. To make our region competitive in the global economy, we must invest in our workforce, starting with pre-K and continuing through college and community college. That’s why I was proud to support the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, which was included in the health care reconciliation bill that was signed into law on March 30, 2010. This measure will make college more affordable and at no cost to taxpayers by making common-sense reforms to the federal student loan system.

  • Putting Americans back to work

    More than 7 million jobs have been lost in the last three years and over 3 million of those jobs have been lost since the President signed the so-called stimulus plan into law last year.  Unfortunately, these are numbers that the American people are all too familiar with and yet the Congress continues to pursue an agenda that will further threaten American job creators.  While Americans are asking “Where are the jobs?”, the Majority in Congress continues to demonstrate that they do not understand the priorities of our constituents or appreciate how private sector

  • Moochers & looters or haves & have nots?

        Radio talk show personality Neil Boortz is popular with conservatives, especially those who consider themselves libertarians and/or independents.

        While Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh are obvious mouthpieces for the Republican Party, Boortz doesn’t play the party line.

  • Maybe it would be better to do nothing

        It looks like nobody is too keen on immigration reform, even the “Democrats.” Earlier this month, shortly after Senator Charles Schumer brought up the subject at a news conference, Senator Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, quickly said that it wouldn’t be addressed during this Senate work session. He didn’t offer an idea of when the “Democrats” would bring it up.

  • Two thumbs up

    Bedford County residents enjoyed a double-dose of good fortune last week. First the county supervisors passed a budget without raising taxes and then the world’s best bass fishermen put on a four-day show that thousands enjoyed and will continue to pay dividends to this region for months, and possibly years, to come.

  • Letters

    Disappointed program won’t continue

        Last summer I was privileged to attend Friday’s at the Museum hosted by the Bedford County Museum.