Traverse City Record-Eagle

Opinion

January 23, 2014

Letters to the Editor: 01/23/2014

Give him an ‘F’

A recent Associated Press article in the Record-Eagle about the terrorist attack in Benghazi on Sept. 11, reported that the Senate put the blame on the State Department, the military, the intelligence community and even partial blame on the U.S. ambassador who was murdered.

What I find curious is that there was no mention of who is responsible for the State Department, Military, CIA and FBI.

Barack Obama is that person, and two weeks after the disaster gave a speech to the United Nations and blamed the murders and attack on an internet video.

Barack Obama has the responsibility for protecting American citizens, catching and punishing those who harm Americans, telling us the truth and firing those who work under him when they fail to perform their duties.

How do you rate our president’s record? I give him an “F.”

John McCombs

Traverse City

Vote your own value

I’d like to see it amended that all elected offices are paid at the federal minimum wage, must declare cash tips, bribes, meals, gifts, etc., for taxation.

Why not? We require it from wait staff, and they are public servants.

Want to pay for unemployment?

Put your money where your mouth is.

Vote for your own value to your electorate. Did nothing, paid nothing.

Anthony Thomas

South Boardman

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