TalkBack for May 6: Old library, GEDs and food stamps
It’s just a building
Maybe I’m missing something here, but I can’t understand why Aiken County wants to spend the money to move a building that was a library at Kitchings Mill to, basically, another location to just show it. Why don’t you leave it where it is, save our tax money, refurbish it, make a nice community center out of it, and be done with it. It’s just a building. Why spend that money? All you’re going to do is bring it, set it up, spend taxpayers’ money, maybe charge people to see it. It’s just a losing situation. Leave it where it is.
This is in response to the TalkBack “GED” Why wouldn’t someone go to a four-year school? Yes, you can get your GED, but what about the skills you learn in working with people? What kind of job long-term are you going to really make a good living at if you can get jobs for the rest of your life that only require a GED? What about the skills you learn from being with a group? Just getting your GED sells yourself short, and for a long-term career choice, it really does sell yourself short.
Use of food stamps
Why doesn’t the Aiken Standard look into the use of food stamps for iPads, for cigarettes and for liquor? I think it might find a lot, even here in town.
I read in the paper about legislators trying to vote on an Internet sales tax deal, for when you buy stuff over the Internet. If they’re going to do that, they ought to tax when you buy stocks online. It would be plenty of extra revenue.
In reference to the person who said Obama is the commander-of-chief of the United States of America, he is not, and the Constitution says so. He is commander-in-chief of our armed forces, not of the people. Please get that right. Don’t give him any more power than he already has; he’s already screwed up what he has been given.