Letters to the editor
Arkansans stepped backward Nov. 4
On Nov. 4, 2008, tens of millions of patriotic Americans comprising all races, ethnicities, ages, religion, sexual orientation and political beliefs came together and voted to take our country back from the parasitical, traitorous group who has, over the greater part of the past 28 years, virtually destroyed our Constitution, rule of law and worldwide prestige.
In states throughout the country, average Americans made the giant leap out of the 19th century and into the 21st, but unfortunately, the majority of voters in Arkansas were not among them.
Nonetheless, those progressive young and old people who voted for change and also against the anti-child, homophobic Act 1, should not lose hope, or optimism, but simply continue the “good fight” by staying politically active and outlasting the religious reich-wingers, brain dead hate-mongers and all those who want to continue the destruction of our nation and the world we owe to our descendents.
Coody wrong about Vallejo bankruptcy?
It is Coody’s argument in the following statement from the Northwest Arkansas Times that moved me to action:
“Coody warned citizens that if departments suddenly unionized . the city’s budget would be taken out of the city’s hands.
“He added that cities across the nation were filing for bankruptcy due to unions, like Vallejo, Calif., which, according to the Wall Street Journal, recently filed for bankruptcy because it could no longer afford the wages that had been hiked up from union demands.”
His statements are incorrect and similar to a recent trend, especially among anti-union Senate Republicans trying to destroy auto unions.?
In fact, Vallejo is going bankrupt from a massive decrease in tax revenue from the mortgage crises, as well as city mismanagement by a city manager being paid $450,000 a year, which is a higher salary than that of the president of the United States.?
The city manager of Vallejo and the Wall Street Journal are incorrectly blaming unions when in fact the unions offered to lower salaries by $10 million, which would factually have prevented bankruptcy, but the city refused and opted instead to destroy them.