News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Letters

October 16, 2013

READERS' FORUM: Oct. 16, 2013

Shutdown all the fault of Dems

In reference to the government shutdown:

The American people elected a Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Republican leadership in the House did not want a government shutdown and worked to prevent one, but the Democratic-led Senate has chosen partisanship over progress and stalled.

The House continues to pass funding bills to reopen government priorities, and now more and more Democrats are voting in support of these bills. In the meantime, the Obama Administration is doing everything in its power to make the shutdown as visible and political as possible. The American people do not want Obamacare and at the very least want changes to the law, not to mention the issues that the Health Insurance Marketplace website is having.

Even television personalities Wolf Blitzer and Jon Stewart have come forward and said they think the individual mandate should be delayed. The House sent multiple bills to the Senate to avoid a government shutdown, but the Senate refused to listen, and now the Republicans are passing funding bills to reopen government priorities.

Just take a look at the bills that have passed in the House since October began and you will see what I am talking about. So, I ask again, whose fault is it that the government is shut down? The American people elected the Republican House and they are clearly the only ones working to end this shutdown. It’s time for both parties to work out their differences, and find a common sense way to move forward.

— Brandon Gaston

Terre Haute

Church does allow blood transfusions

I wish to correct an incorrect statement in Sharon Ammen’s letter printed in the Oct. 13 issue of the Tribune-Star.

Ms. Ammen uses an illustration of a company headed by a Seventh-day Adventist and states that “this religious group does not believe in blood transfusions.”

To be accurate, Seventh-day Adventists run a worldwide health and medical care system. They give and receive blood for medical needs. Seventh-day Adventist churches and schools have organized blood drives to facilitate the voluntarily donation of blood to save lives.

There are other religious groups that do not believe people should give or receive blood, but that is not the position of Seventh-day Adventists.

— Pastor Ernie Peckham

Terre Haute Seventh-day Adventist Church

Opportunity calls to raise gas price

This is going to be short and painful.

Three days ago, gas was $3.08 a gallon. Then overnight, it went to $3.45 a gallon.

Can we all say, “Covered Bridge Festival!”

They must think we are stupid.

— Charlie Barth

Terre Haute

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Letters
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs Diplomats Reach Deal to Ease Tensions in Ukraine Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Captain of Sunken South Korean Ferry Apologizes Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Sparks Fly With Derulo and Jordin on New Album New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Raw: Royal Couple Visits Australia Mountains Raw: Pro-Russian Militants Killed on Base Beau Biden Plans 2016 Run for Del. Governor Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras U.S. Sending Nonlethal Aid to Ukraine Military Raw: Blast at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills 1
NDN Video
Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday Don't Be A Tattletale: Bad Bullying Tips For Students The trillest thoughts on marijuana "RHOA" Star Charged With Battery Grizzly Bears Get Snowy Birthday Party Weatherman draws forecast when another technical glitch strikes WGN Elizabeth Olsen's Sexy Shoot Bay Area Teen Gets Prom Date With Help From 'Breaking Bad' Star Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Behind The Tanlines Jersey Strong Part 1 WATCH: Women Fight To Marry Prince Harry! Jenny McCarthy Engaged to "New Kid"
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity