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Voice of the people

Oct. 30, 2013 @ 06:54 AM

Government was fitting its budget

When will our politi­cians stop lying to us? There will be no default on government commit­ments .

Here is the real situ­ation. The government receives over $200 bil­lion every month. This is more than enough to meet current spending obl igat ion s .

If there is no debt increase, if there is no official budget (which there has not been for five years), if there is no “continuing resolution,” if there is no action at all by Congress, we have a balanced budget. In this case the govern­ment can spend only what it receives. This is idea l!

We are surviving on only “essential” activi­ties. The government is downsized to fit its income, and it does not borrow another trillion dollars every year. I love it!

Sam Zimmerman


No good will come from alcohol sales

On Thursday, August 8, the Ironton Tribune published a list of issues that would be in the fall election, Including Sam’s Club, Walmart local option (Burlington 1 Precinct). What most people in Burlington did not see was this issue is about selling alcohol in Burlington Sam’s and Wa l m a r t .

The residents of Bur­lington Precinct 1 will make a decision this fall to allow or not to allow the local Sam’s and Walmart to sell alcohol in their stores. I do know that both stores have been a great help in the economic structure of the town­ship and county. And they both have helped many agencies as well as the churches, and local people do pur­chase products from the Burlington stores, which gives many posi­tive effects in the local a rea .

But all the good it does will not justify the intentions of selling
alcohol at the Burling­ton stores. More than 40 percent of those who start drinking at the age of 14 or younger become alcoholics. Every day, 7,000 children in Amer­ica under the age of 16 take their first drink. More than 100,000 U.S. deaths are caused by excessive alcohol con­sumption each year.

Alcohol abuse can destroy families in many ways. More than 40 percent of separated or divorced couples were dealing with a problem drinker within the family; 73 percent of child beating cases are related to alcohol use by one or both par­
ents in the family.

Please vote with a clear understanding of allowing alcohol sales within Burlington, and what difficulties that it can bring with it. You
will have to live with the result from now on.

Please say “No” to alcohol sales in Burl­i ng ton!

Dr. Scott Mann

South Point, Ohio



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