TalkBack for May 12: Commander-in-Chief, SRS sequestration and shoplifting penalties
Yes, I want to thank the person for correcting me about the president being the commander-in-chief of the United States; instead, he is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. I do have one question, though, and a problem: why can anybody be the commander-in-chief of our armed forces when he never, ever served in the armed forces? I don’t think anyone should be able to be the president of the United States without first serving our country so that they know what our soldiers go through.
For years our elected officials, and the people who vote for them, have insisted that government spending be reduced. Now that the sequester cuts have taken effect, those same people are the first to whine and complain. Be careful what you wish for, folks. SRS is funded with federal tax dollars.
To stop some of this shoplifting epidemic we have in this area: I think the first time they get caught red-handed they ought to get 30 days in jail, the second time they ought to get 60 days. And the third time I think they ought to go to jail for a year. I think that would slow up some of the thievery around here.
I was in Regions Bank on Tuesday, May 7, and I just want to thank the man who was in there – I have no idea what his name is or even what he looks like – but I was short on money for paying a bill, and the man left an envelope for the cashier to give to me. I just want to thank him and praise God for him. God sent an angel for me that time, and I can’t thank him enough. Thank you very much.