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Opinion

Suburban Life Sound Off: Oct. 15-21

Pick it up

The parkway at the north end of South Hammerschmidt [Avenue in Lombard], on the west side of the street ... continues to be constantly strewn with fresh dog waste. Each deposit is big and looks identical, indicating the same large dog. Please clean up after your pet, as there are kids walking to and from Hammerschmidt School, just one half block away. Also, rats eat fecal waste, and this will attract them. Last, it is against our local ordinance.

McConnell is 'dangerous'

When President [Barack] Obama came to office in 2009, our country was in the deepest recession since the Great Depression. [U.S.] Sen. Mitch McConnell fought every program needed to bring our country out of the depths of the recession. Fortunately, for 18 months the Democrats had a slim majority and were able to pass the stimulus bill, infrastructure and health care. The auto loans saved hundreds of thousands of jobs. Now that Republicans are in charge, the most significant vote they have passed is to give massive tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans. This has caused the deficit to balloon out of control. Last week, McConnell announced if he gets his 53 or 54 majority in the Senate, he will repeal health care, including preexisting conditions, and cut entitlement programs, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to pay for the tax cuts. This man is dangerous to the health and welfare of all of us.

Let Democrats foot the bill

It is pretty clear now that the Democrats favor universal Medicare for all and completely open borders. This could actually work, if the following plan is used. The Internal Revenue Service would imply adjust income taxation so that registered Democrats would pay the full amount of what it costs to provide so-called free health care to themselves and all the illegals flooding across the open borders, plus all the costs of feeding, housing and policing the hordes of new freeloaders. The rest of voters, who are not Democrats, would be taxed as they are now and not burdened with supporting free-loading registered Demcrats and millions more illegal aliens.

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