As time passes, it’s changing into extra clear to see how the Democratic management is laying out its technique to propel candidate Joe Biden into the White Home on Nov. three. They’re shifting from a secular to a Biblical place. Proverbs 17:28 seems to be their new slogan: “Even a idiot is counted sensible when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he’s thought of perceptive.” It appears so long as they will preserve him within the basement, he simply would possibly win by default!
William Money, Victorville
It’s straightforward to be “outraged” and protest whenever you nonetheless receives a commission. Very courageous when it prices nothing.
C.A. Meschter, Victorville
Optimistic to say the least
The notion that sending out tens of millions of ballots to “present” voter registration rolls within the upcoming election with none downside is very optimistic to say the least. In fact, requested absentee ballots are one other story and are legit. In that case signatures are checked together with different safeguards. However does anybody really consider that floods of ballots arriving to most likely understaffed workplaces could be in contrast for legitimacy? Folks transfer and folks die. Ballots could be misdirected, ballots could be signed by others. And, after all, political hacks are at all times out there to help anyone with a query, even serving to them to make decisions. The chances are limitless. I’m wondering no matter occurred to truly going to a polling place? We’re restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however is it really harder to vote in individual than it’ll the native grocery retailer that, with restrictions, is now open? I do not assume so. Voting is a cherished privilege. Let’s not contaminate it.
Mele Bond, Victorville
Remedial gross sales tax course
Pat Orr makes some curious statements and omissions in his “Gross sales tax 101” column (Every day Press, Aug. 23, 2020).
First, after stating that gross sales taxes are proportional (that’s, they apply to the customer), Orr claims that “gross sales taxes are imposed on retailers for the privilege of promoting private property at retail.” Which is it? It is value mentioning that in a free nation, legally shopping for and promoting gadgets will not be a privilege, and I problem anybody to show that gross sales taxes are utilized solely by enlightened governments to remind residents of their privileges.
Second, Orr states that “retailers should not obligated to go this additional price alongside to the patron, however I’m not conscious of 1 that doesn’t.” Orr ought to know that taxes should not acknowledged as earnings; sellers solely acquire the tax (with out pay) on behalf of the taxing authority. If sellers additionally absorbed the additional prices of the tax itself, it could now not be proportional from the standpoint of the customer.
Third, Orr mentions “skyrocketing public worker pension prices” because the “driver” for tax will increase however one way or the other forgets to say that Apple Valley is spending tens of millions in an effort that may add dozens of latest staff (along with new law enforcement officials), maybe as a result of he’s on report as supporting these efforts. If CalPERS is damaged now, why add to the issue? Should not the already-broke city minimize employees and bills?
And what about doing slightly planning? At any time when there is a funds shortfall, City Corridor factors the finger at exterior components, by no means at its lack of foresight and restraint — or faulty accounting practices.
Lastly, Orr presents the unanimity amongst City Council members as if it is a good factor, when actually the Gang of 5 has voted us into every of our present predicaments.
Greg Raven, Apple Valley
Container ship ports
Has anybody else observed that each metropolis the place BLM and ANTIFA are rioting with the consent of mayors and governors are ports for container ships? There’s Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles (Lengthy Seaside), Minneapolis, Chicago, New York, and so on.
The listing goes on, however what would occur if tens of hundreds of Purple Chinese language troops got here pouring out of these containers as a substitute of widescreen TVs? They’d management all of our main ports and maintain our folks hostage. They’d stroll into these cities and nobody would even discover till it was too late. I see now why they need to eliminate the native police and substitute them with social employees.
BLM and ANTIFA could be working as a fifth column inside these cities to pave the best way for the invasion. We’d not be capable to struggle them within the cities with out killing tens of hundreds of harmless Individuals, and we definitely would not nuke them. The Democrats and the Mainstream Media could be screaming to give up as a result of they’re accomplices. Couple that with an EMP (Electromagnetic pulse) assault and maybe one other extra lethal virus that their troops had already been given a vaccine for and we might be accomplished. Pearl Harbor could be tiny as compared.
Having mentioned all this, we most likely righteously deserve each horror the Democrats, Purple Chinese language and Globalists in our personal authorities have deliberate for us for being so silly and unworthy of our birthright freedom. Could GOD have mercy. Amen!
Michael A. Pacer, Hesperia
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