NOT FAIR After reading the change in Arcadia article, while there are some points about certain groups it is not an entirely full picture. There is also a population of taxpaying and hard-working second-generation families, such as my wife and me. Her family fled Vietnam in the late ’70s. And my family came from Taiwan. We are both college graduates and decided to buy our home in Arcadia. We make mortgage payments and try to be active and involved in our children’s education. My wife and I can speak the native languages of our families, but that isn’t always...Read More
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A HUMAN RIGHT We cannot be reminded often enough that, in addition to Medicaid, it has been the Republican priority to either privatize or eliminate altogether Medicare, Social Security and public education since their inception. Regarding public education, that goal is being realized in the form of tax revenue intended for public education increasingly being diverted to charter schools: outsourced, privatized, corporate entities, often religious, often with disproportionately excessive executive pay. Is there another developed nation on the planet that tests its citizens for the quality of health care services? Is it not entirely immoral that the least empowered...Read More
HELP ANIMAL FIRE VICTIMS As wildfires continue to rage, let’s not forget that humans aren’t the only ones who are suffering. Animals’ homes are being destroyed, too. Once the smoke clears, this means that coyotes, cougars, deer, bobcats, raccoons, and other animals will likely be venturing into residential areas in desperate search of food, water and shelter. Please be patient with these animals and treat them with respect and compassion. Some of them have lost their homes and families. They may be confused, burned, hungry and dehydrated. In the first days after the fire, consider leaving water out for...Read More
TAXPAYERS AT RISK Are we all being naive as we try to caution against reckless and unbalanced tax cuts by the Trump administration and GOP Congress? Past experiences in Kansas, Reagan’s and Bush’s deficit/debt problems have led to serious economic downturns and deep recessions and should be a lesson for anyone. But what we have missed is that following these downturns the wealthy gain an increasing portion of the nation’s wealth. This was true even as Obama tried to bring the deficit under control, which is required before you can decrease debt. The deeper the recession, the greater the gain...Read More
BILLIONAIRE CHRISTIANS This is a Christian nation, billionaire Christians like to say We have the best holy book and Jesus taught us how to pray But I’d like to know what billionaire Christians truly do believe, Because they seem to have a different Bible from the one I like to read Who knows if they have Christian faith, because faith is hard to see? And heavenly faith needs earthly acts to ground it in reality Their money could be used to rebuild Flint and feed our hungry kids, But they hoard it off and in Geneva, wherever it can...Read More
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