FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.
Legislation is being introduces By Sen. Durbin that would keep out the Asian Carp from the Great Lakes area by using the Army Corp. Of Engineers to block off the Mississippi from the Great Lakes. Living in the Great Lakes area of Illinois, I wonder if this is wise and what would happen if that is done?
Would this get rid of the carp that is there and killing off plants and fish? How would they stop the carp from increasing in numbers and have a problem anyway? Not to mention the money that would be thrown into this? This is a question.
I can see the only way to do this is to dam off the area from the Great lakes. What would happen to shipping and coal vessels and the towns that depends on that and food goods? Not to mention employment being killed off more. How can they get ships though? This writer disagrees on this part.
Finally, this writer feels that there is more study needed before a cut off is made that will only be a temp answer and make the economy worse and poorer also. Congress better try something else not waste time and money on this project!
p.s. I seen a little comment from the same paper ( that shall be nameless) that states ‘YOU MIGHT BE A REPUBLICAN IF …. YOU EVER TOLD A CHILD THAT OSCAR THE GROUCH LIVES IN A TRASH CAN BECAUSE HE IS LAZY AND DON’T WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY.’ Excuse me? you mean those who are able to work but choose to rip off the system paid by us the hard-working American. Not those who are in real need In this conservative Democrat’s opinion! I am not the only Democrat that thinks this! Oh for November to get here.
From Tim Dyhouse V.F.W. Wire
‘TRADEWELL SPEAKS DIRECT TO THE CONGRESS. OFFERS ADVICE AND CRITICIZED ERRORS. OFFERS A NINE POINT SOLUTION TO LAWMAKERS.
The V.F.W. Commander In Chief Thomas J. Tradewell was meeting with the Senate and House Veteran Committees to speak about care of veterans and the state of the VA. “America’s veterans and military retirees look to you-our champions in congress-to protect both programs to do so vocally at every opportunity. ”
Chairman of the House VA Committee Rep. Bob Filner (D) CA. promised to put the concerns of the vets at the top of the list. Here are some of the ideas presented by Commander Tradewell to the congress:
#Medical Care Allocate 52 Billion toward veteran care for year 2011 and enroll 125, 000 new Category 8 veterans into the VA health care system the next four years.
#Mental health Care-Develop strong outreach and education programs utilize meaningful post deployment health assessments and urge vets to reach out to new members.
#Family caregivers-Support– S 1963 and assistance for all caregivers but oppose a program mandate without the necessary funding.
#POW/MIA -Have congress fund programs to fully account for those still missing in action and to bring them home.
#Post 9-11 GI Bill- To assist in College and living stipends.
In the opinion of the Catholic American, Good. Our veterans put their lives on the line for the number one reason, FREEDOM for us here! We as good citizens should honor them not only on Veteran’s Day or Memorial Day, but all year round for the fine work they do! In this writer’s opinion, past and present wars. God Bless!
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