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Shen endured its tragedy with help from an entire region

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Shen endured its tragedy with help from an entire region Just over one week ago, the Shenendehowa High School community suffered a terrible loss with the untimely deaths of Deanna Rivers and Christopher Stewart, both seniors and actively involved in our school. Together with the injuries to Matt Hardy, a junior at Shenendehowa and Bailey Wind from Shaker High School, this accident, tragic in its impact on the families and friends of these students, helped ...

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FrankLowe
December 13, 2012
7:09 a.m.

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Mr Steiner, Apparently, The Speaker of the House did recognize the results of the election. Republicans kept a considerable majority in the House. You might want to read Article 1 section 7 of the constitution which says "All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills"
The president, as the executive of the country carries out laws that congress passes, he is not a lawmaker, and has no authority to legislate.
Unfortunately presidents, the current one even more than others, have been overstepping their authority. Perhaps you didn't notice that included in Obama's irresponsible budget proposal is the fact that he wants the power to raise the debt ceiling without congress' approval. If you're advocating giving the president more power, keep in mind that the next president may be one with whom you do not agree, but he/she will retain whatever powers the previous have been granted.
Those of you suggesting any kind of tax increases, especially on high income earners, should examine your values. Jealousy and envy of those have more than you are character flaws which you should try to correct.

wmarincic
December 13, 2012
7:35 a.m.

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Rick Splawnik
What a disgusting woman. I feel so bad for the dog and hope that someone was able to rescue this poor creature. There are many safe places in the area that she could have taken this dog to. My hope is that as she gets older or ever sick that her family gives her the same future. Karma.

wmarincic
December 13, 2012
11:26 a.m.

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Rick Splawnik

Dis you try calling APF 374-3944

janesjoys
December 13, 2012
2:59 p.m.

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wmarincic - I know that there was something we could agree on! There are many choices for unwanted animals as you stated. Even euthanasia is better than what the woman did. Wonder what she'll do when Mom is too much to care for, or maybe her kids. Thanks for your reply.

steveleary1
December 13, 2012
7:34 p.m.

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Mr. Steiner people voted for the President for many different reasons. We have a
$ 15,000,000,000,000 deficit ( That's what 15 trillion looks like) We are spending and borrowing $ 1,500,000,000,000 ( 1.5 Trillion) every year more then we take in revenue from all sources. 40 cents of every dollar we spend is borrowed. If the President gets all of the revenue that he hopes to by raisng taxes on the top 2% of earners He will get $ 120,000,000,000 per year ( $ 120 Billion or $ 1.2 Trillion over 10 years) . This will cover the amount that we are borrowing for 30 days per year and that's if we get it all and the top 2% don't shelter their money somehow.
This doesn't come close to covering the amount of money we need to keep spending at these levels. The Republicans are looking for some Real cuts to spending before they will agree to any increase in taxes. There has been No proposal from the President on any spending cuts.
In 1920 Life expectancy was 54 years old. Social Security and pensions were set up so that people who lived to 65 could have a couple of years of retirement. Life expectancy has risen to 81. We are now paying for 16 more years of retirement then when Social Security was established. Can we talk about raising the retirement age by a year or two ? Can we look at the Federal Budget and not find ANY waste such as the Million Dollar GSA parties in Vegas ? Could we talk about bringing some of 50,000 troops stationed in Germany ( and other bases around the world) back to the US and put them on bases here where they can spend their money and help our economy ?
No ? The President only speaks of raisng taxes without cuts- I am sure if a few of us got together we could find plenty of places to cut spending. The first thing we have to do is put down our political party kool aid, and look at the problems objectively.Neither The Democrats or the Republican are always right or always wrong.

rngeorge
December 17, 2012
4:34 p.m.

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Dear Mr. Splawnik,

My son was also one that stopped and tried to get a hold of her for two days, and then on the 3rd day on his way to work, he saw her laying on the side of the road dead. He was sooo upset. To the woman who abandoned her, that was a disgusting cruel thing you did. That poor girl was alone and scared. How would you feel if someone dropped you off in the middle of nowhere!!!! Hopefully you will never have to find out!

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