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Monday, 13 November 2017 14:44

Will tax reform bill really benefit you?

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To the editor,
“There you go again!” Words made famous by Ronald Reagan during his debate with Jimmy Carter. I’m using those same words to describe the GOP’s recently unveiled tax “reform” bill. The proposed plan comes with a $1.5 trillion deficit price tag. “There you go again” spending money we don’t have.

Thursday, 02 November 2017 11:12

Ban weapons made for war

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To the editor,
(This letter is in response to the letter from Michael Buchek in the Oct. 22 Walworth County Sunday.)

After World War II, the Army’s research found that the chief predictor of casualties was the number of shots fired in a short period of time. The military asked arms manufacturers to develop a lightweight weapon with a large detachable magazine that could be used to inflict extreme damage. The AR-15 became the military’s standard-issue weapon. Weapons similar to the AR-15 are available to any citizen along with magazines that carry up to 100 rounds.

Thursday, 02 November 2017 11:10

A maximum wage makes sense

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To the editor,
Over a half-century ago I was a teenager and the minimum wage was 90 cents an hour. It has been raised dozens of times since then, and every time all other wages were raised across the board. Of course, the cost of living raised every time as well.

Thursday, 26 October 2017 13:12

Corporations push eminent domain too far

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To the editor,
I was glad to see the Sept. 19 press release from state Reps. Amy Loudenbeck and Mark Spreitzer with the heading “Lawmakers support budget provision limiting eminent domain power for railroads.” Great Lakes Basin Transportation had applied for a 200-foot-wide easement on its 261-mile rail line proposal. Pipelines could have been buried in the corridor too.

Thursday, 26 October 2017 13:10

Tammy Baldwin has failed our veterans

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To the editor,
Liberal media outlets are soft-pedaling the way Tammy Baldwin attempted to cover up the scandal at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Tomah. The Tomah Veterans Hospital was over-prescribing opioids to veterans, resulting in injury and death to veterans.

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