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Letters to the Editor

Monkey see, monkey do

To the Editor:

It’s ironic how various groups are always playing “monkey see, monkey do” or “Simon says” to things such as all the other collar counties of Chicago have a county fuel tax, so we should have one, too. 

Or in other cities, counties, etc., the pay is a certain amount and we should have that here also. Why do we have to adjust our prices and taxes to equal what they are elsewhere? If you want the pay the same as in another town, move there. 

We have all the excess truck traffic and road repair problems thanks to our past two mayors and city council people. They brought in all those great warehouse jobs. Employees don’t work for the warehouse company as they are hired through a third party. 

How many times in the past has there been articles in the paper of how employees get cheated out of some of their pay, such as overtime? These are all lower-wage jobs. What happened to all the good-paying jobs?

Art Stamm

Joliet

Snail mail

To the Editor:

As you know, mail through the post office is considered “snail mail” in comparison to the quickness of emails, texting, Facebook, faxing and other modes of communication through the internet.  

Every day, most of the mail that we receive usually consists of bills or ads with maybe a magazine or paper subscription or an item we ordered online that fits in the mailbox. If we are lucky, we will receive a card for a special occasion, like a birthday, anniversary or a holiday.

Even though the cost of a letter or card is 55 cents, it still is nice to receive one in the mail in between all the bills and ads. Cards can be bought pretty cheap even at a dollar store.  

Consider sending someone a card or a small gift to put a smile on their face via “snail mail.”  A grandchild, a parent or grandparent or a friend or relative will greatly appreciate it.  Are they worth 55 cents to you? I hope so. 

Dee Philiph

New Lenox

Like Sharia law? Re-elect Trump

To the Editor:

Here are some of the tenets of Sharia law:

1. Government based on religious doctrine. 2. Women have fewer rights than men. 3. Homosexuality is outlawed. 4. Rejecting science in favor of religious doctrine. 5. No separation between church and state. 6. Religion is taught in school. 7. Abortion is illegal.

Most conservative Christians, and many Republicans, share these beliefs. If you want these primitive ancient ideas guiding our lives, please vote to re-elect Trump and his ilk.

Wes Dickson

Joliet

Selleck doesn’t need a reverse mortgage

To the Editor:

I have seen way too many of these AAG reverse mortgage commercials featuring actor Tom Selleck, so I decided to do a little research – not the reverse mortgage, but on Selleck.

Tom is 74, and his estimated net worth is only $185 million. He earned the top spot among Hollywood earners last year, raking in a mere $58 million.

Now, with his net worth and his last year’s earnings, does anyone out think Tom is ever gong to need a reverse mortgage? Yet Tom states that he trusts AAG and so should you. This sounds a little like asking the used car salesman if you are getting a good deal.

BJ Warner

Frankfort

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