Obama has done wonders, despite GOP opposition
This is in regard to those voters who are switching votes from Democrat to Republican in the 2010 elections due to President Barack Obama's supposed lack of progress on the nation's unemployment and economic issues.
Obama has worked wonders despite Republican opposition to his proposals.
The "party of no" has bucked him on every issue. It wants Obama to fail because, if he and the Democrats fail, Americans will vote Republican.
The trend is that Democrats propose a bill, for which the Republicans refuse to vote until it is so watered down as to be mostly ineffective.
When the woefully inadequate bill doesn't achieve its goals, the Republicans blame Obama and the Democrats.
Additionally Obama has been in office just two years, with the deregulation results from previous administrations kicking in less than one year prior, but Americans are too impatient to wait for results.
They are willing to vote for the party that espouses the same deregulation and trickle-down economic philosophies which have led us to this mess in the first place, as if it will work the next time around.
This makes no sense at all.
If you hit yourself over the head with a hammer and the wounds don't heal fast enough, do you resume hitting your head with a hammer?
You know what the builders of the Wildcat Coal Lodge and the creators of the Ground Zero mosque may have in common?
They both have the attitude: Here we are and the hell with you. Both perfectly legal, and sound.
Hey, how do you spell disrespect?
Get in the game, Ky.
No politics is more interesting or more representative of where America's true values exist in the age of the situational ethics of Barack Obama than in Kentucky.
But in recent years, under Democratic control, Kentucky has stood on the sidelines while Super Tuesdays and big primaries were ignored.
Kentucky needs to get a new governor, throw out the present legislature — Democrats and Republicans — get rid of those in the attorney general's office and those in charge of elections, to spend some more money to shake up the politics in Frankfort and to get more involved in presidential politics.
The present legislature and governor always know best for the people of Kentucky and prevent the citizens from expressing their opinions on a wide range of issues.
Year after year, Kentucky is on the sidelines, while those in the governor's office and the legislature will not put any money forward to make Kentucky relevant.
Only this year, because of the Tea Party movement, has there been considerable interest in politics, because of the terrible policies of Obama. Yet Jack Conway refused to join other attorneys general, without consulting the people, in a lawsuit against Obamacare.
That decision should not have been Conway's or Gov. Steve Beshear's.
Kentucky is against Obama and should have been on board with other states to oppose Obamacare.
This is not just a Democratic Party decision.
David W. Masters
Workers taking a hit
You have got to be kidding me, and the rest of the country. Well, someone said, "You can fool all of the people some of the time."
Columnist Kevin Hassett's comments ("Reducing minimum wage would create more jobs," Sept. 14) imply that the poor should be poorer for the sake of the economy.
After all the thievery on Wall Street, in corporate headquarters and eight years of Republicans spending like drunken sailors, he wants the working stiffs to take the fall. No mention of the automatic pay raises our Congress has voted itself or CEOs taking a pay cut.
We used to measure the nation's well-being by GNP; now it's all geared to Wall Street. With Hassett's line of reasoning, we should be working for nothing but for the sake of the economy of the rich.
The southern part of the country did very well for a while with slaves, but we don't need to return to that.
The American middle class had better open its eyes soon or that's exactly the direction the Republicans would have us go.
A vote for Kay
I am writing in support of Steve Kay for council at-large.
Kay asks us to imagine a Lexington that grows much of its own food and feeds all our people well; that protects our priceless land, air and water for those who come after us; and has a system of parks whose programs and facilities match in quality the beautiful rural landscape.
He asks us to imagine a Lexington that houses our people in decent, affordable, environmentally friendly, attractive homes along well-maintained streets, in suburbs and neighborhoods and on farms; and has a thriving economy based heavily on local entrepreneurship, job development and sustainable practices.
Kay has a can-do attitude that has propelled him to become an outstanding worker, leader, advocate, visionary and doer. He does not accept "that can't be done" as an answer.
Please join me in voting for Steve Kay.
Many thanks to the smoker whose careless tossing of a still-lit cigarette butt caused a mulch fire at the intersection of South Hanover and High Street on Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m.
Two 10-year-old boxwood bushes were destroyed.
How is it that smokers still think it is OK to litter our streets with their butts? Where is the public outcry, the peer pressure to stop this disgusting habit?
For the life of me I will never understand the disconnect of the smoker who fights for his right to keep smoking in public and then has so little regard for everyone else by littering.