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The Rant

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 12:01 am

The Rant is The News-Sentinel's anonymous sound-off forum. The readers' views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel.

Was I better off four years ago? Heck, no! It looked as if our automobile industry was about to collapse, there were a record number of home foreclosures and we personally lost a big chunk of our retirement savings in the stock market. Republicans, please quit asking that stupid question!

It's nice when local stores provide electric scooters to those of us with disabilities. However, it's really frustrating when people use them and, although they return them to the right area, leave them turned on and not plugged in to recharge. “Neighborhood associations” — another layer of government we don't need!

Why can't all FWCS (Fort Wayne Community Schools) elementary school teachers have the extra 45-60 minutes each week for planning that certain ones do while the classified assistants are teaching the students in the classroom?

What does it say about the state of intelligence in America when millions of non-rich people continue to vote Republican?

Mitt Romney … seems to have a callous disregard for how … (his) policies may negatively impact poor and middle-class people.

As usual with FWCS (Fort Wayne Community Schools), it gets a grant and the first thing it wants to do is go out and start hiring non-teachers to build their empire and get somebody to manage their grant, because they can never do anything themselves.

After the ash trees are cut down, leave the strip bare. I don't want a $10 tax that will never go away. We'll save on maintenance, trimming and future storm damage. Let citizens plant a tree if they want to.

It's one thing to steal “Mitt Romney for President” signs, but they also not only took a Romney sign from my property but also took down my American flag and stole it.

Republicans love to say they support the troops. Then why is … (at least one) Republican senator currently blocking a bill which would give a cost of living increase to the benefits given to the surviving family of a soldier who is killed in Afghanistan?

If local school officials were competent, then they wouldn't have to worry about the state taking over.

Regarding Appleseed vendor (sorry for your bad experiences): Younger generations (older teens, 20s, 30s) do show more disrespect for others. … Unfortunately, they accept such behavior. The way a person expresses themselves, shows their level of intelligence — or lack thereof.

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