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January 28th

We the People: U.S. Congress has emptied the Social Security Fund

January 28, 2013

By Clark Hopper

As Americans, we can no longer stand by and ignore the fact that Congress continues to attack Social Security, inaccurately identifying it as an entitlement. An entitlement is defined as a government program targeting a particular section of the population to receive a specific social benefit.

Sense and Nonsense: O say can you sing when the weather outside is frightful?

January 28, 2013

By Lynda Hollenbeck, senior editor of The Saline Courier

Did she or didn't she? That is the question.
And, of course, I'm making reference to Beyonce's performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the inauguration of President Obama.
A huge controversy has erupted since it was revealed — perhaps that's too strong a word, so I'll rephrase — since it was implied that the singer was lip-syncing in her performance on Inauguration Day.
Some have come to her defense with the arguments that the weather was cold and it's difficult to sing well in an outdoor setting in the first place.

Deficit and debt are problems we all created

January 28, 2013

By Steve Boggs, publisher of The Saline Courier

Who is to blame for our $16 trillion national debt? That’s easy, I am. So are you. So are our neighbors, friends, family members and community leaders. We, the taxpayers, allowed this reckless fiscal spending to get so far out of hand.
How many ways does federal spending touch your life? Whether it is through Social Security and Medicare, or a new stretch of I-30 asphalt, federal funding affects us all in some way or another.

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