Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

December 9, 2013

Rant & Rave for Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

VALDOSTA — To those complaining about paying for someone else’s kids’ education: unless you went to private school how do you think your education was paid for? Do you think your parents should have paid higher taxes because they had you?

You have no idea if that person using an EBT card is entitled or not! They may be widowed military spouses or vets fallen on hard times, due to illness. Your business is to take what is yours, and leave what others have to them. You know nothing of their circumstances just by looking.

Many have no children, or no children in public schools any longer, or no children in public schools. But all must pay public school tax. For that students now get a watered-down education in public schools with little concern in their household, resulting in high drop outs and too many high school grads with sixth-grade knowledge. Public education is not free. We pay a tax, then pay much more long after for education failure.

It is a shame that whenever budget cuts are discussed, the first areas talked about are defense and education. There is so much glut in government that could be cut. Why not freeze government pay, stop the horrendous overspending, stop paying for illegal immigrants and concentrate on the needs of our citizens. Stop punishing those who have sacrificed so much to defend this country.

Why does our health insurance have to skyrocket to pay for those who can’t or choose not to purchase it?

Those who are lower income receive upwards of $10,000 in earned income credits from their tax refunds each year that would cover their costs. I guess they get to have cake and eat it too.

Anyone else find it curious that there is a virtual monopoly on Internet service in Valdosta, and that our sole supplier is of unacceptable quality?

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    Estimated that 10 percent of the U.S. population are career crooks, caught and not caught. Crime is the most logical career choice, all things considered. Because our governments (politicians) and their cronies have jiggled all systems to promote crime. That’s how 10 percent puts such fear in 90 percent. Causing great expense in security and causing the great self-defense gun debate.

    August 1, 2014

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    I am very disappointed  with our commissioners who voted for this tax hike for Lowndes County. We voted for the SPLOST with an understanding we would not get a tax hike. Liar, liar, pants on fire, is what my mother used to say.

    July 31, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Here’s an idea. Learn basic math before posting numbers about crime rates. The US has 1 violent crime for every 26 citizens not 1 per 262. Geesh.

    July 30, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    To the ranter about the A/C in the jails, you are 100 percent right. The male and females should be treated equal. Neither side should have any A/C. If I am struggling to put gas in the car to get to work to put food on my family’s table and not running our A/C to keep down our living cost then why should those parasites get their three squares a day, cable TV and A/C? Put them in tents and pink outfits and feed them PB&J that comes out of their own funds. Yes, just like Sheriff Joe out in Arizona.  

    July 28, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 28, 2014

    It seems people in this town, and especially those in my church are not happy unless they are complaining about something. Today’s earth-shaking rant is that the choir members are too noisy when they change into their robes before the Mass. Give it a rest or you won’t have a choir.

    July 27, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, July 25, 2014

    Funny, the people criticizing immigrants coming here looking for a better life for their family, are only here because their ancestors immigrated here for a better life for their family.

    July 24, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Of the proposed 75 million that is needed to teach the students of Lowndes County for one school year, 55 million of that goes towards salaries. I don't want to hear no complaints about teachers salaries or furloughs again.

    July 24, 2014

  • Rants & Raves

    Is it another sign of the times that people are too lazy to send thank you notes? I’ve bought four wedding gifts and two baby shower gifts since April 1. To date, I've received just one thank you note. It’s just good manners!

    July 23, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    It cracks me up when people say they don't want to be in a business or location where people are carrying weapons. My husband is a police officer and when he's off duty, he always carries concealed. I have a strong feeling that you might be happy one day that one of the hundreds of off duty officers are "packing" if you ever have a need for them!

    July 21, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, July 21, 2014

    People rant on here, but don't bother to attend the County Commission's meeting about the tax increase. I bet you don't vote either. If not, you forfeit your chance to gripe. Just hush!

    July 20, 2014

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