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Tom Purcell

Donations to pay down U.S. debt pointless

With America’s national debt surpassing a frightening $22 trillion, it makes sense that fewer people are volunteering their hard-earned dough to help reduce it.
Since 1961, the Bureau of the Public Debt has allowed Americans to “gift” money to the Treasury Department — on the condition that the money be used only to pay down the debt.
Last year’s donations totaled about $775,000 — “only the fourth time in 20 years that the fund didn’t reach at least $1 million in actual dollars,” says U.S. News & World Report.

Jim Brown

Raccoons and Louisiana politics!

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy has stirred up a hornet’s nest back in the Bayou State over his Facebook comments of eating a Louisiana delicacy. The senator had this to say: “Found this raccoon in my backyard. We ate him for breakfast.” He even included a photo of the raccoon. And his Facebook friends went nuts with comments. Who on earth would even consider eating a raccoon?

Anti-Vaxxers are a threat to all of us

We are seeing, in real time, what happens when you get your medical advice from YouTube.
There are measles outbreaks in Washington, Oregon and New York, and it’s only a matter of time until more states are added to the emergency list if this foolishness continues.
It should surprise no one that the outbreaks are occurring in areas with high concentrations of unimmunized children.
There is plenty of blame to go around, including but not limited to the handful of crackpots who insist on perpetrating the fraud that the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine causes autism.

The triumphs of President Trump

I wish I could hone in on all the spectacular moments from President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address Tuesday to spotlight my favorite parts, but unfortunately the entire speech was so impressive that it is hard to pick out what I truly enjoyed hearing him say the most.
Trump managed to address all the major issues we face today in a short but impactful speech. He left no popular topic untouched and covered all bases speaking on New York’s repulsive abortion bill to our country’s dire need for stronger southern border security in the form of a border wall.

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