How dare Michelle push for healthy kids!
I see this administration is still at it. Sending in thugs to take a child’s lunch away from him! How dare they! If this mother doesn’t sue this administration, then she deserves everything coming down the line.
Also, when did Michelle Obama get a degree in nutrition? She just loves to dictate what you should eat. She should look in the mirror first. She is not exactly slender.
People, wake the heck up. You are rapidly losing your liberty. Just like this tyrant warned: He will transform America. No thank you, Mr. Soros, er, Obama. We like America the way it’s been for the last 236 years.
Uncle Sam should give us our tax material
The IRS has decided not to provide taxpayers with a tax booklet and 1040/1040A tax forms.
The tax code has received many modifications. Taxpayers need a tax booklet to know what the changes consist of. The IRS wants taxpayers to file their tax return via e-mail. I do not have a computer, and better yet, I would not know how to use a computer even if I had one.
Our country handed out nearly $2 trillion to beef up our economy, yet the taxpayers are denied a tax booklet and tax forms.
Traffic Safety 101: Red means stop
As a senior pedestrian citizen, I am concerned about red light runners at Holme Avenue and Stanford Street. RED means STOP, and yet I see cars racing through red lights.
Cartoon was disrespectful to Cardinal Bevilacqua
Every week I look forward to the Northeast Times’ arrival, especially to read the letters to the editor. Right off the bat I was appalled with cartoonist Tom Stiglich’s “R.I.P. Cardinal Bevilacqua” in the Feb. 8 edition.
If this man was involved with keeping pedophiles in our parishes, he will never rest in peace, but I think your depiction of his viewing was beyond disrespect to a person who did do a lot of good for many people.
Then there was the letter from state Rep. Kevin Boyle to Sister McFadden. I was delighted he spoke back to her. So many people believe they are involved in a cause and know nothing, or very little, which is a dangerous thing.
Of course everyone wants help to pay for educating their children and believe vouchers are the answer. I worry that when any schools receive money from the government they will start telling us — no, demanding us — to have the curriculums they choose.
Then there was the letter from Michael O’Donnell, who wrote of “charter schools that deny equal access.” I’ve worked with a charter school in Philadelphia for almost three years. We have more than 3,000 applicants for kindergarten through 12th grade. Our admission is by lottery. We deny no one.
I attend Catholic church every week and am on the boards of both the community civic association and the charter school. I am involved because I care.
If you want to know what is going on, go to your community meetings, meet your representatives, and most of all, get involved with your child’s school.
Double dipping is not as bad as it sounds
I have been working at the polls for over 15 years. I thought it was my civic duty to help out at the polls. I even took off from my regular job to work the polls, taking a vacation day. The first couple of years, there were four of us working the polls. Not too bad.
For the last 10 or so years, there have been three of us working the polls. We actually liked it that way. We all get along well, doing the job of five people and getting paid for five people. (We split the money between the three of us.) It is a long day with a short pay, before we started to double-dip (There is no one reaking down the doors to work at the polls.)
Double-dipping sounds so wrong, but is it? Now Joe DeFelice wants to cut out double-dipping. The salary is below minimum wage for 14 hours of work. Mr. DeFelice is a state Republican Party organizer and we are working for the city of Philadelphia, but they are paying less than minimum wage. Also, isn’t working any hours over eight considered overtime?
I am really annoyed at Mr. DeFelice. If we have five people working the polls, wouldn’t they have to pay them? What is the difference paying five people for working or three people doing the job of five people?
So with a cut in pay, I quit!!!!!
Instead of looking for two people at our polling place, now they need three. If anyone is interested in the job, it is at the Torresdale Boys Club, 65 Ward, 2nd Division. Also, five people are needed for the 65 Ward, 1st Division, which is also at the Torresdale Boys Club.
Margaret Sainte Marie
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