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Thursday, March 28, 2013
Obama and Congress should have pay cuts, too
As I understand it, the president and members of Congress aren't affected by the fact that many workers have to give up one pay day per week.
Why don't they volunteer to give the government their pay for one day per week? It might help to change public opinion about them, and it certainly would help the government finances.
Killer deserved death penalty
Re: the trial of Charles Glover ("Murder conviction nets 43-year term," March 13 news story). In this case, it is clear that Glover was worthy of the death penalty. It is very disappointing that prosecutors did not pursue the death penalty. You could not ask for a more clear-cut case for the death penalty.
The crime was brutal, premeditated and there was no question of innocence, as he admitted to the crime. Why wouldn't he get the death penalty? It made me sick reading the article about his crime.
Now the state has to spend $1 million over the next 43 years to take care of this guy, and he still has a chance of getting out of jail one day.
Vinton water bills: simple and unfair
Re: "New rate: simple and fair," March 26 editorial:
"The public hearing could offer an opportunity to remind customers the one sure-fire way to lower their bills is to draw less water." Sadly, that is not the case in the town of Vinton and east Roanoke County.
Vinton charges me $41.22 every two months, whether I use one gallon of water or 3,000, since there is a minimum 3,000-gallon charge. On the contrary, that method of billing is incentive for me to use water I would not have considered using before, because I'm paying for it anyway.
Why not use it if I am paying for it? Frankly, that is a no-brainer.
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