He’s fighting for us
Since President Trump’s first day in office, he has taken actions to keep Americans safe and secure. He promised to bring law and order back to our broken immigration system and secure our border, and he is doing just that. As a result, we achieved a record reduction in illegal immigration on the southern border. Through enforcement of the law, we are keeping drugs, criminals, and terrorists from entering our country and threatening our citizens.
Our economy is experiencing tremendous growth. This administration has slashed burdensome regulations that forced American companies to seek business opportunities overseas, hindering innovation and stunting economic growth. Additionally, he has worked with Congress to enact a tax relief plan that cuts taxes for the middle class and businesses. The result has been 3% growth in GDP, numerous record highs in the stock market, and unemployment rates at a 17-year low, including record lows among African Americans and Hispanics. Over 4 million Americans have already benefitted from the tax cuts, with more than 400 companies announcing bonuses, permanent wage increases, or increased contributions to employee retirement plans. By placing the needs of American workers and businesses first, the full potential of the American economy is being unleashed.
Every day, he is diligently working to fulfill his solemn pledge to return power to the people of this great country, where it belongs. We must hold our government accountable. For far too long, the political class in our nation’s capital has tended to special interests, while ignoring the struggles faced by hardworking Americans. This administration is committed to changing this culture of abuse and entitlement. We are not forgotten – he will continue to fight for us and to uphold the American values that we all cherish.
May God bless this great country.
Ruth Simpson, Yreka
Social Security in jeopardy
I read recently the results of an AARP survey that focused on Social Security benefits to seniors. It was reported that greater than 69 million, which is almost nine out of ten of those 65 and older, get Social Security Benefits.
But people are worried the Social Security (SS) Trust Fund could run out of money. Payroll taxes paid by workers and employers provide most of the SS Benefit programs and the loss of support would certainly impact the program negatively.
Mr. Trump has recently issued a temporary Executive Order to halt the payroll deduction. This is alarming. And his plan, if reelected in November, is to make the payroll tax cuts permanent.
Mr. LaMalfa has been a rubber stamp in Congress for the president, as his voting record shows. Can we think he’ll now stand up for Social Security and the program that supports it?
We have a candidate in Audrey Denney who will support issues important to Seniors and all North State residents. Every vote counts! Please vote for needed change in November, and vote for Audrey Denney for Congress.
Patricia Hardig, Yreka
Save views of Mt. Shasta
Comment letters are needed on a project that the County Planning Commission will decide on October 21, 2020. Bordering on I-5 just North of the Mt. Shasta City Limits, the project will adversely affect the excellent panoramic scenic views of Mt. Shasta.
The proposed project would rezone more than 33 acres from Agriculture to Industrial and create a contractor’s yard which includes a concrete grinding residue washout basin, a storage area for the construction material, and truck and equipment parking.
A project that included only pretty painted trucks would be one thing, but approval of this project means that concrete and other materials removed from roadways as part of the construction process will be stored and ground up on site.
The county contends that because of the enormous size of Mt. Shasta and Black Butte, it would be virtually impossible to block views of these scenic resources from the project site. The project itself will block the panoramic vista views from passersby on I-5.
Valuable tax dollars will have been wasted promoting Siskiyou County and its treasure, Mt. Shasta. This part of the I-5 corridor will be changed from open space to a view of piles of concrete and other material removed from the freeways, concrete barriers, glare dangerous to I-5 traffic from the lighting required to protect the expensive construction equipment, and, potentially, dust blowing across I-5 from the grinding up of concrete and other materials. In other words, a bleak wasteland.
Please help preserve the scenic views of Mt. Shasta. Comment letters as brief as saying, “Please save the Mount Shasta views,” and any comments you would like to add are appreciated.
Please email the comments before Oct. 21 to Deputy Planning Director Kirk Skierski at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference Southern Oregon Ready Mix Rezone (Z1804) Project. For more information, see https://shastaview.weebly.com/
– Anne Marsh, Scott Valley
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