Valdosta Daily Times

August 22, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — How can people complain about Obamacare and not over the charter "business”? If you are referring to the charter schools, the difference is the charter schools was put on a ballot and the public could vote for or against it. Obamacare is being forced on us. My question is, do you vote? If yes, you should know what was on the ballot.

From reading the paper, watching the news and talking to local people, it is apparent the rain is going to cause flooding. Everyone seems to understand this is going to cause more raw sewage spills into the Withlacoochee River except our mayor and city manager, who seem to use the rain as an excuse for past decisions.

Lowndes County Schools maintenance department will be cleaning off their trucks this week and turning them in and reporting to the school they need to work in using their personal vehicles as a way to save money. Is Lowndes County schools really saving money by doing away with maintenance vehicles?

Echols  County citizens, you have a chance to  help do away with the garbage tax at a called meeting Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Commissioners Office at 6 p.m.

Sure wish the county would take time to mow the grass off of Madison Highway, and Inner Perimeter Road. It's becoming an eye sore.

How much SPLOST money is being wasted by the county commisioners in an effort to put Deep South out of business? When are they going to leave these people alone?

Of course the USDA is pushing the free lunch program —it’s all part of the liberal Obama handout agenda. If you can afford to go to Walmart and fill two carts full of groceries on my tax dollars, you can afford school lunches. You made them, you feed them.

I don't understand why some people are complaining about students receiving free lunch. I don't see you complaining about your kids attending public school free at no direct out of pocket expense. Some people don't have "only" $15/week ($60 a       month and nearly $600 a year) for their child/children to eat lunch. What is important is they are all being fed whether they can afford it or not.

Did someone just make a comment that implies $15 a week isn't a lot of money? For the people that qualify for reduced or free meals [before this new program took effect], that's a TON of money.