Letters to the editor
Posted: December 8, 2012
Hey, voters, still happy?
So, now that the election is over and the truly empty suit is guaranteed employment for four more years, have all you Obama voters assuaged your guilty consciences over slavery, in which you personally played no role?
You have entrusted this country to an untrained, incompetent community organizer who has no claim to fame beyond his preacher-like sonorous speech. Even worse, have you considered what happens to us if he is removed from the scene and the laugh-a-minute gaffer, Joe Biden, becomes president? Should be enough to keep you awake at nights.
Since BHO has refused to even consider conservative solutions to the forthcoming fiscal crisis, he will let the economy crash. So be it. He will raise income taxes on 2 percent of the richest Americans — which will fund his government for eight days. Eight days. Is that a solution?
Perhaps he could help the situation a little more by collecting the income taxes due from 36 of his aides who owe $833,970 in back taxes (per the IRS’ “Federal Employee and Retiree Delinquency” report).
Oh, there are other untapped assets: 413 people working at EPA owe more than $19 million; at the FDIC, 185 personnel owe more than $3 million. Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in overdue taxes at the end of last year, a part of the $1 billion owed by federal workers nationwide.
I’m a big fan of William of Occam. I believe in simple solutions. Before you establish new taxes, Mr. President, I suggest you collect taxes already owed, particularly those owed by your sycophants. However, I recognize that the IRS has been busy, issuing 159 pages of new rules.
So, voters and taxpayers, are you still happy?
George T. Bedway
Many thanks for Lights of Love
The Winchester Medical Center Auxiliary would like to extend its sincere thanks to the community for its support this year for our 25th Lights of Love project. The $39,000 raised will be shared by Blue Ridge Hospice and Winchester Medical Center.
Special thanks go to the following individuals and organizations who helped make our project a success: The Winchester Star news staff; The Northern Virginia Daily; WINC, WVSG, and TV3 Winchester; the Marketing, Engineering, Landscaping, and Nutrition departments of Winchester Medical Center; and Larry Omps and Omps Funeral Home for remembering the families they served in 2012 and for the beautiful ad for our ceremony. Also thanks to local businesses and churches for their support of Lights of Love.
Special thanks to our Lights of Love committee members: Melanie Melester, treasurer; Linda Caley, publicity; Willa Parks, Lucia Barbour, Bea Adams, Avery Ramspeck, Linda Conrad, and Vicki Edwards; and WMC Auxiliary office staff Dee Holsinger and Doris Trant.
Karen Dains Maggie Gresham Co-Chairmen of Lights of Love