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Address problems

Editor:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was on a late-night talk show talking about the Democrat hope to pass universal day care/preschool for all children. I guess that most in the listening audience have, at least, a passing understanding of what the plan is about, so Sen. Warren was content to focus on the economic stimulus effect the plan would have for working parents. In that light, the plan sounds pretty good.

In watching the discussion, however, I found myself wondering about some of the possible details of the plan that, so far, I’ve never heard discussed. For example, if the government takes on responsibility for funding a major portion of pre-K education, what bureaucracy will be needed to administer the program? Will bills need to be passed mandating minimum qualifications for day care providers?  

Will money be sent directly to parents, letting them use it to pay anyone they choose, from licensed facilities to family members, to watch their children? When a few children are unfortunately injured or abused, will the government accept any responsibility toward the parents? These, and other questions, need to be answered before we adopt a new, expensive but possibly worthwhile program. The problems are not unsolvable, but they do need to be addressed.

Ken Scruggs

Buckeye

Thanksgiving message

Editor:

Happy Thanksgiving!

We all sure have a lot to be thankful for this year, don’t we? Thank God gas is only up to $3.79 right now instead of $6. Now, we can almost afford to go on those long-planned holiday trips to visit family. 

Thank God only 2 million illegals crossed the southern border since Vice President Kamala Harris became “border czar.” Otherwise, we may have had all of Central America and Haiti come in the back door along with those who made it from the Middle East. 

Whew, that was a close one! I knew it! I just knew it! America’s energy independence would only last until Biden canceled it. Thank God we got to enjoy it while President Trump let us. Easy come, easy go! Who needs energy independence anyhow? So what that Biden ticked off our Canadian neighbors after they invested billions in the Keystone Pipeline and laid off 11,000 to 83,000 workers from high-paying jobs. 

Thank God Walmart is always looking for greeters! Thank God that only two airlines have canceled thousands of flights when it’s close to the holidays. It could be all airlines! Must be one of those mysterious ways that God is working, huh? 

Thank God that President Trump had COVID-19 vaccines mass-produced at lightning speed so that Biden could get “credit” for passing them out. What a guy! 

Thank God the Biden administration made nice with the Taliban and, as a reward to the new terrorist regime that took over Afghanistan, the Biden regime gifted them for allowing almost all Americans to escape, with taxpayer-financed $85 billion in advanced military weapons that they can sell to China for profit. I’m sure this is their first Thanksgiving in Kabul where terrorists are thanking Allah as we speak. I hope they like turkey. I’m sure Gen. Milley left a few frozen birds at Bagram air base. This is what Thanksgiving is all about. Giving thanks to God for all that we have. We count our blessings and right now, I’m counting my blessings that America does not have a hammer and sickle flag flying over our capital today, because with the number of Communists we now have in the American Congress, it’s only a matter of time. 

Thank God Gen. Milley hasn’t given a call to Gen. Li to warn him of a possible attack, or we’d be having Peking duck instead of turkey for Thanksgiving. 

Wow, all this thanking almost made me forget that many Christmas gifts are still sitting on (last count) 160 ships anchored off the coast of California. With a severe shortage of trucks and drivers and mask mandates being enforced along with vaccine mandates, maybe the true meaning of Christmas will be witnessed this year instead of expensive toys. Now, that’s something to be thankful for. 

James Logan

Buckeye

What a mess

Editor:

Try to get to Estrella Mountain Ranch during the day on Cotton Lane. What a mess! Trucks — 18 wheelers, concrete, sand, gravel, trash, construction, etc. — all on a two-lane road. Then there is the intersection of Pima Street and Cotton Lane, which is an accident waiting to happen when someone turns left onto Pima with no turn lane, stopping all traffic. I would wager if Mayor Georgia Lord or her family lived in Estrella Mountain Range, Cotton Lane would look a whole lot different than it does today.

Bert Stevenson

Goodyear