SacrificeI read with interest the column titled “We must share the sacrifices” from Gov. Nikki Haley in the paper, and I was very amused. I am a Republican, but I just wonder where they are going to start sharing in the sacrifices. They ask the state employees to sacrifice and pay more. They gave a raise, she vetoed it, but they overrode it and then she increases the insurance. So, they didn’t get a raise, they actually lost 2.5 percent. I’d like to know when they’re going to sacrifice. The big cats up in Washington, D.C., all have the best health care, even the local people here have retirements from part-time jobs all on the taxpayers. This is appalling that she would write this, and she has been out of the country three or four times on the taxpayers’ money. Even following Romney all over the country is paid for by the taxpayers. I thought it couldn’t get any worse than Sanford; I can’t wait to vote her out.

TaxesThis is my message for the people who are mad with Romney for not paying his taxes. When I win the Powerball, I’m not going to pay my taxes, either. I’m going to put my money in the Cayman Islands. Don’t be mad at Romney because he’s not paying his taxes. He’s not the only rich man who doesn’t pay taxes.

ChosenI just wonder why some stuff is picked to go in the TalkBack but other stuff isn’t. I’ve called in several times and none of mine get in. I guess you think what I’m saying is offensive, but it’s not. It’s the truth. I don’t want to be offensive, but the truth is the truth.

Trees in D.C.Talking about the trip to D.C., I laughed when I saw this. Talking about the students they sent up there, talking about how they hope they learn how to trim trees. What in the world does Washington, D.C., have to do with trimming trees here in Aiken? I totally agree with so many people on TalkBack that it might need to be this bad. It is so stupid for some people. I have never heard such things as that Washington, D.C. Those children went up there to learn about the government, not trimming trees. You all can find something else to talk about.

New coachI see football season is fixing to start and I’d just like to say Midland Valley needs a new football coach. If they win two games, they’re going to be lucky.