Speak Out for Feb. 1, 2013
January 31, 2013 4:50PM
Chicago is on the path to more bicycle lanes. | File photo
Updated: March 2, 2013 12:07PM
With all the new bicycle lanes around and in Chicago, I think they’re going to make riders buy licenses because they’re not paying taxes like we do for cars. If you use our streets you’ll have to pay.
I cannot express the thanks to everyone who came out to the aid of my husband on Jan. 15. I don’t know what I would have done without their help. Thank you for all the help you gave him. All of you are in my prayers every day. You all are truly God’s helpers.
Cynthia from Tinley Park
It is a sad day when you go to fill up your gasoline tank and you realize that the gas prices have gone up 30 cents overnight again. If I put in $20 worth of gas, it only gets me a quarter tank of gas. I can go less distance for more money. Why in the past four weeks has gas gone up 66 cents? There is no reason for it. If oil companies from across the sea are gouging us why don’t we do away with them and use our own oil from under the United States and Canada?
We have been lucky this year because of the mild weather. We haven’t been getting any snow or rain accumulation. The reason I say we are lucky is because I’d bet if we did get snow accumulation we would have power failures and rate increases.
You wouldn’t go to the same doctor who can’t cure you. Then why do the people still go to the Democrats and let them run this state of Illinois? It’s not working. Our state is ill. Why don’t we try a Republican doctor?
What can be done with property taxes and the 10 percent increases every year? Eventually no one is going to be able to pay the property taxes. It’s going to put people out of their houses. Can’t they see this? It’s going to do nothing but hurt the general economy. It’s taking too much money out of circulation for the purpose of government.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed the bill to let illegal immigrants get driver’s licenses. Does anyone really think that someone who is in this country illegally is going to go through all of the requirements to get the license? I surely don’t. Illinois is virtually bankrupt. Illinois has the lowest credit rating in the nation. Yet our elected officials waste time and money passing idiotic laws like this. Only in Illinois does this happen.
Martin Luther King Jr. stated this quote in 1961: “In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right to work.’ It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights. Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining by which unions have improved wages and working conditions of everyone.” It is just as accurate now as it was then.
The South Suburban Humane Society has a bin in the back to recycle paper like ads, catalogs and phone books. It benefits them. The agency as well as the spay and neuter clinic in Glenwood also need newspapers to put in the cages. Please donate and help support them or adopt a pet.
Crestwood residents, never forget our tainted water incident. Remember the elected and appointed officials of our village. Some of them knew they were doing something wrong by commingling our water from a tainted well. Most of these people who knew about this are still working in our village.
It should be mandatory for all politicians in Washington, D.C., to have their kids join the military. Maybe that way we wouldn’t have as many senseless and costly wars. I speak as a veteran.
Cisco from Posen
I just received my first installment of my property tax bill. This installment is allegedly 55 percent and the next one is supposed to be 45 percent. Are you sure they’re not sticking in another 5 percent on the second tax installment to make it 50 percent? Is there just one honest politician out there?
Tom from Burbank
I own five buildings. I will never take Section 8 residents. All that does is bring crime, people who can’t pay rent and people who don’t take care of their unit. I will fight against Section 8 forever.
The coaches from Simeon Career Academy and Morgan Park High Schools should be fired. They are the ones who instigated this fight at the end of the game. This is ridiculous.
Willie from Country Club Hills
Jobs wanted. The U.S. Department of Justice needs to hire constitutional lawyers to go over our outdated constitution laws that were written more than 200 years ago.
I’ve been union most of my life with a nice pension and benefits from it, but I’d like to see the Proud Union Home signs taken down especially in my neighborhood. I don’t want to feel like I’m living in Alabama. It makes the neighborhood look junky. The next thing you’ll see is junk cars in the front yards.
If you are benefitting from Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and prescription drug plans, these are some of the social programs that President Obama keeps fighting to protect, yet he is constantly being labeled as a socialist president. We want our cake and to eat it, too, but we have a problem with the baker.
Thank you to those businesses that open later on Sundays to allow their employees the chance to attend church services if they choose.
Sandy from Homewood