Letters to the editor for Sept. 16, 2011

Derek Rosen

Changing it up

To the Editor:

"Kick the can down the road." Change to: "we'd like to procrastinate, but we keep putting it off."

"They spend money like a drunken sailor." Change to: "They spend money like a congressman."

"We have a spending problem." Change to: "We can't keep our hands in our own pockets."

"The stimulus will get people back to work." Change to: "The same as the last three."

"Green jobs will employ thousands of workers." Change to: "Green jobs will employ a lot of new clerks at the employment office."

From the President: I inherited a bad economy. (I thought inherit meant receiving something without pre-planning).

The stimulus will create thousands of shovel ready jobs. (It wasn't dirt that was being shoveled).

Obamacare will save money and create jobs. (The doctors will be quitting so there will be a lot of job openings).

If congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling and pass the budget, seniors and the military "may" not receive their checks. (The president chooses who gets paid. He was holding these two groups hostage).

Raise taxes on the rich. (The president's millionaire and billionaire friends will be just fine. As reported: GE Jeffery Immelt, a job advisor to the president, plans to create a massive number of jobs and money in China. Wouldn't that make him a China jobs advisor?).

There must be a book in the White House titled "Exemptions And Favors for Millionaires, Billionaires and Donors."

Lenore Swanberg


Spellman recall

To the Editor:

I find it odd that the only reasons the Spellman camp has for not recalling Darren, the District 5 Supervisor, is that he has done nothing illegal and the cost of the recall election.

How much would a special election have cost us if he had been elected to Congress? Even his supporters grudgingly admit that he isn't doing a good job and are disappointed in him.

Darren is nothing but our employee. He doesn't have to do anything illegal to be recalled or "fired." As a business owner, if I had an employee who needed firing because he was rude and abusive to customers, was late for work, didn't attend meetings he was supposed to, called people names like "moron," "psycho" and "old woman," refused to get grants that would help my business, and then four months after I hired him he decided to actively seek another job, I wouldn't wait another 3 1/2 years to fire him.

The recall petition just puts the issue to a vote. Sign the petition if nothing else to send Spellman a message that you are not happy with his performance.

If the election comes to pass you can always choose to hire a different employee or keep Spellman.

From now until the end of his term a mail-in ballot would only cost the district about $10 a day or about a penny a week per voter. Cheap I'm thinking.

Don Urbanus

Valley Springs

The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Friday April 28, 2017

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
'Old age is no place for sissies'


If you think you’re seeing more senior citizens around Tuolumne County these ... more

Letters to the Editor for April 25, 2017


Board of Supervisors member out of line To the Editor: A recent ... more

Letters to the Editor for April 27, 2017


Cannabis ban will have opposite effect To the Editor: Cannabis growing is ... more

Qualifications, not evaluations


Few questions about public education have been disputed more hotly over the ... more

Donald Jong Un


WASHINGTON — Foreign leaders and local interlocutors, aka pundits, might as well ... more