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U.S. becoming socialist society

In his guest column in the Nov. 13 edition Michael Jedson asked why he should support Congressman Mick Mulvaney.
Mr. Jedson, you can’t support Mulvaney, and you never will. You are against school vouchers because you don’t want to see competitiveness working in our school system.
You are against tax reform unless you get more taxes to allow more spending. You are against Cut, Cap and Balance for the same reason. You are against a balanced budget.


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DeMint lacks compassion for veterans

On Veterans Day, I was shocked and angered to read in a military
newspaper that Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) had voted against the Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
DeMint’s criticism was directed at the Returning Heroes and Wounded Warriors section that would give tax credits of $2,400 to $9,600 to employers for hiring unemployed veterans.


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Obama, friends are what ail our country

President Barack Obama gave another campaign speech at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication.
He made statements that if Martin Luther King Jr. was here today, he would have said etc., etc., etc. What a lousy thing to do when that person is no longer able to verify what he would say. 
Obama keeps blaming the previous administration, Wall Street and the big banks for the failed economy.
He fails to mention that it was his administration that gave billions of tax dollars that we did not have to those very banks and Wall Street firms.


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Don’t allow another gold mining disaster

On Oct. 27, I attended a public meeting held in Kershaw by the Army Corps of Engineers pertaining to the environmental impact statement that decides whether Haile Gold Mine receives permits to mine several thousand acres.
The purpose of the meeting was to get input so the Army Corps of Engineers can decide if the benefits of reopening HGM outweigh raping the land, contaminating our water supply and destroying our community. Most of the people who spoke in favor of HGM have or will benefit personally. They have sold to the mine, have stock or own a profitable business.


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Community rallies to help with fundraiser

On Oct. 26, the Buford chapter of the Future Educators Association held its fourth annual Powder Puff Football game. This game was a fundraiser for the chapter. We plan to travel to Baltimore in February and the money raised will offset the cost for student travel.


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Kershaw Chamber grateful for support

The Kershaw Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2011 Hog Jam this year.
It was through the efforts of many, such as sponsors, vendors, chamber members, chamber friends, and especially those who came and enjoyed it, that another year was deemed successful.
A special thank you to Small’s Food Center, for not only giving us deals on the 2,200 pounds of pork, but supplying all of the paper goods, drinks and the refrigerated truck, that made the event go so much easier.


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DeMint should have been at president’s jobs speech

I was dismayed that our elected Sen. Jim DeMint blatantly did not attend the joint session of Congress on Sept. 8 for the president’s jobs speech. Mr. DeMint publicly stated prior to that date that he would not attend, instead he was going to the Boeing plant with the National Labor Relations Board issue.
This arrogant gesture looks bad for the state of South Carolina. If Mr. DeMint has a better jobs plan, let’s see it. Isn’t he supposed to be representing us in Washington?


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Embracing progress means changes

So much talking and meeting about the Indian Land concrete plants leaves me confused. County Council waffles on the issue depending which side of the conflict has the best ammunition at its most recent session.
Back when Indian Land was a quiet little country community, it sorta felt like having some businesses in an industrial park would be a good deal, both for jobs and the area in general.


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Mulvaney right for opposing Jobs Act

Letter writer Sheila Bickford asks why U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney does not support Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act. I suggest because he is fiscally responsible and will not support this anti-senior union kissing scam. She does not mention that it cuts $175 billion annually out of Social Security and Medicare, according to an Associated Press story.


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Writer pleased with prayer at Gaffney High football game

On Oct. 21, I attended the Lancaster Bruins football game being played at Gaffney. I was surprised when right before the game, the public address announcer asked for everyone to stand for the invocation. A young man prayed and ended his prayer with “in Christ’s name we pray.”
I was shocked. I’ve been going to LHS football games for years and the only so-called prayer that is said before those games is a sportsmen’s creed.


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