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Voice of the people

Apr. 21, 2013 @ 10:30 PM

Manchin goes against wishes of his constituency

Sen. Joe Manchin took a big gamble with his proposed gun legislation. He positioned himself with the people of Newtown, Conn., rather than the people of West Virginia, who overwhelmingly are against these measures.

I never liked him as governor and knew he would go against his own people at some point during his term as senator. I'm afraid this is what gun owners have to look forward to as long as we elect people who use us as their means to further their political careers.

Joe Manchin will be remembered when his term is over as a man who worked to limit our Second Amendment rights

Charles W. Carroll


Time to stand up for Social Security

My fellow Social Security recipients, it is time to tell the president and Congress that we will not allow you to take away our benefits.

We worked for years and paid money to the Social Security fund. The president has no right to make changes based on his office.

We must join together by sending him a letter not to mess with our Social Security. Tell him we are joining together to oppose him.

Send a letter to every one you know in another state to join us. Have your children write him, too.

I am sick of seeing us give millions to other countries. They have never helped us in time of our needs.

No more millions going to provide troops in other nations. Stop taking away our sons and daughters.

Let us go back to leaders who serve us and pay for programs to help us all.

Send your letter today.

Don Watts


Local control tower jobs sorely needed

Mr. President Obama, please save the airport control tower jobs at Tri-State Airport in Huntington. The service provides good, high-paying federal jobs that are sorely needed in this area.

Please, Mr. President, don't close the control towers here and nationwide. It would be a bad idea on your part to do so; it could cause another recession.

Michael Peterson




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