October 5, 2012

Speakout: Oct. 5, 2012



The Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market has no coffee or cold drinks a generous portion of the time this season. Where’s the people we depended upon the last couple of seasons?


I’m filling out a survey for a local hospital with questions very similar to that of retail surveys. I hope the administrators who sit at their desks realize their decisions to cut back have a direct reflection on survey results.


Until voters take the initiative to do their own research on the issues of today, we are in deep trouble. Read the Congressional Budget Office’s reports and the Executive Orders. All the info can be found online.


Barring some miracle, the country will hit a fiscal cliff on Jan. 1 as the Bush tax cuts expire and the first of $1.2 trillion of automatic, across-the-board spending cuts are imposed. This fiscal train wreck will wipe out our 1.8 percent growth and plunge our nation into a deeper recession.


Both political parties are using innuendos, half truths and outright lies in their campaigns. What the truth is may never be told. Who are we to vote in for a secure future?

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