Letter: Free post-election ride, join New American wave


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Posted Online: Nov. 25, 2012, 6:00 am
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Well, the election is over and we are back to square one. I thought the elections were about jobs, putting people back to work, giving people self respect.
WOW, was I wrong. JOB! I don't need no stinking job, I got the government. It's about wanting something for nothing.

Let's have 70 percent of the people on welfare and food stamps. Free phones for everyone, not just the few.

No reason for 8 percent unemployment when it could be 10 percent or higher.
We can be the best-third world country on earth. If we work together we can do it. The sky is the limit. Welcome to the New Impoverished America Platform! From cradle to grave, it's the New American wave (Ride it).

Robert E. Gates,
Milan

















 



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  Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
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1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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