Today's Paper Latest Elections Coronavirus 🔵 Covid Classroom Cooking Families Core values Story ideas iPad Weather Newsletters Obits Puzzles Archive

D.C. doesn’t walk the walk Recent front-page headlines heralded the tax bill signed into law by the president. Costing $858 billion, the president proclaimed this action as a great compromise to contribute to the healing of our nation’s financial woes.

This story is only available from the Arkansas Online archives. Stories can be purchased individually for $2.95. Click here to search for this story in the archives.

Editorial, Pages 15 on 12/23/2010

Print Headline: LETTERS


Sponsor Content

Archived Comments

  • NickieD
    December 23, 2010 at 9:49 a.m.

    D Miller: You're just whining... and making a stink because you're a bigot. The real problem was the compromise that was NO compromise at all! The rich skate out and continue to get unneeded tax breaks while we (the real tax payers) not only lose $700 Billion out of the budget but also will end up borrowing that much to keep things running... sounds more like about $1.4 Trillion to me.

  • NickieD
    December 23, 2010 at 10:01 a.m.

    C Vermont: Good thinking, I've never seen anyone compare an Islamic terrorist to Gay folks getting their rights too... no wonder this country is so f#@ked up... when idiots like you are finally gone and Arkansas (and Schools & Universties all over the country) finally decides education is more important than sports perhaps, just perhaps, no one will have to read or listen to the kind stupidity you not just believe but blab... how embarassing your ignorance is.... for you!

  • NickieD
    December 23, 2010 at 10:21 a.m.

    K Kimball: Go back to school moron and learn the difference between Socalism and Dictatorships masquerading as Communists, or even Democracy's.
    This idiot knows nothing of Political Philosophy or even History. He must watch FAUX News a lot!
    Oh Micky, your as dumb as a post. Whatever happened to people who could think before writing things down? The Democreatins are bad but the Republickers (who only care about the rich) are good? What a maroon!
    Diana Worthen: Everyone will not and should not go to college... how about teaching some to swing a hammer, or thread pipes. Everybody can't sit behind a computer or play football (the only two things people learn in college, apparently)... this is the problem with America (other than continous breeding) today... lazy and over-educated people unwilling to do any real work or worse, playing football, basketball, soccer, hockey and any number of other sports where the stupid people, many time lacking any kind of morality, are overpaid for the entertainment of a bunch of underpaid morons who support them.
    Lastly, is it our fault that you are an illegal? Or is it yours?

  • fcs25hotmailcom
    December 23, 2010 at 12:04 p.m.

    DIANA G. WORTHEN;Undocumented? What's that? Another politically correct term for a law breaking illegal that has absolutely no constitution rights in this country at all.

  • Murphy01
    December 23, 2010 at 12:14 p.m.

    Virginia Cox of North Little Rock,,,,,,,,,, Have you been living under a rock for the past twenty years? Mr. Stephens and his family have been giving for years and years and they don't need for it to be a particular "season" to do it. They have given tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of dollars to the AR. Art's center, UAMS, UALR, US Naval Academy, Episcopal Collegiate, and many other individuals and institutions. I don't know Mr. Stephens or his family so i'm not trying to take up for him, but you calling him out is laughable. He's a business man not a politician. My wife lost her job 18 months ago and luckily found a new one pretty quick so I get where your coming from, I think, but to fix something that is broken sometimes you have to make tough decesions. And yes the government is broken from the local level all the way to D.C. All you bleeding hearts and haters feel free to pile on now.. And MERRY CHRISTMAS.

  • SBA1960
    December 23, 2010 at 12:45 p.m.

    Did some rich guy run over your dog? Or do you think owning pets is stupid as well? What do you like besides name calling, word manipulating and putting everyone else and ev
    mess when he put his name on the ballot. Enough people believed his BS line to elect him, even though he was less
    qualified than probably any President in history, to actually do the job. In spite of all that, it is the job he agreed to do and the mess he knew would become his.
    While I am here, I will follow up on the remark that you made yesterday to me. You said that rich people creating jobs was a myth. That is by far one of the most bizarre statements that I have ever heard. Are you for real? Do you believe that crap? You must be watching MSNBC. Where exactly do the jobs come from? Do the poor people create them
    and the rich people steal them away?

  • Coralie
    December 23, 2010 at 12:51 p.m.

    NickieD, I think when Diana Worthen says "our children" she doesn't mean her family's children but the whole community's children ("it takes a village").
    Karl Kimball says: "Most of our ancestors came here to escape the smothering control of an all-powerful state." I don't believe he can back up that statement with evidence.
    If his ancestors were Borderers, the largest immigration from England before the Revolutionary War, then they came here because rents were high and wages low and some of them were starving.
    If any of them were Irish, they likely came in the 1840s and 1850s because they were starving in the Potato Famine.
    If they were like my German ancestors who came here in the 1840s and 1850s, they were trying to escape conscription by one German baron or another in their incessant wars with each other. Germany was not one country but many small baronies.
    One of my great-grandmothers emigrated here from a small German (possibly Polish) village because a recruiter came to convince them all that this was a land of milk and honey. In fact, almost the whole village sailed over here together except for her husband, whom she left behind.
    Later at the turn of the century many Russian and Polish Jews came to escape pogroms in their native lands.
    And so on. Do you begin to see a theme?

  • WilliamWoodford
    December 23, 2010 at 1:02 p.m.

    Diana G. Worthen -- “Our” children? These are the children of people who aren’t Americas who have entered our country in violation of laws passed by the legal representatives of the American people. Their parents are unarmed invaders. Once they reach the age of legal majority they, too, become criminals by remaining here in violation of our laws. Support for the invasion of illegals we’re suffering is profoundly anti-democratic--people who support the invasion don’t have the votes to change the immigration laws, so they refuse to enforce them.

  • WilliamWoodford
    December 23, 2010 at 1:07 p.m.

    NickieD -- All Communists are socialists and all the Communist dictatorships called themselves socialist. Socialism which gives lip service to democracy is a form of Menshevism, but it is still subject to the problems of any collectivist ideology. Marxism is junk science. Mussolini was one of Europe’s leading Marxist socialists before he switched to a socialism based on nationalism. Nazi means National Socialism, a particularly malignant variation of Mussolini’s innovation.

  • Coralie
    December 23, 2010 at 1:09 p.m.

    Gerald Wells thinks that the majority of voters constitute "a depraved electorate" because they voted for President Obama, "the prince of the fools".
    His whole letter is nothing but scorn and abuse and he doesn't even give any reasons why this administration is so terrible, or why it is worse than the previous administration.
    Mickey Jordan thinks Congress has shown irresponsible leadership for the last two years. Coincidentally, Democrats have led Congress for the last 2 years, although often gridlocked by Republicans using obsolete Senate rules.
    In fact, approval of Congress has been going down steadily since at least 1976.
    According to the Rasmussen Report, President Obama has 47% at least somewhat approval rating and 26% of those strongly approve.