Carrollton Free Press Standard Letters to the Editor | Randy Miller

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From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate who promises the most benefits from the public treasury." This is just like the lady in Cleveland who said she would vote for Obama because she got a free cell phone.
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Hey Randy, write a book or something and if anyone wants to buy it they can. Otherwise, let us have a few years of peace from your old man rants and if you still live in this country in 2016 feel free to rant away, I'll just take a break from reading my local paper when that happens.
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Oh so true. You can see it coming!
I am sure "Do something else" is young and on the entitlement,receiving end.
I always enjoy your posts. It is refreshing that someone has the balls to speak the truth and put a name to it.
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Well Ms Taxpayer, you too are part of the problem. So quick to want to create labels for people and so quick to help create and us vs them mentality. This country does not need to be divided any longer by hateful/fearful people. Even though I know you don't deserve to know more about me, I want to share, just to help remind people there are plenty of good hardworking people out there. I am a father of two wonderful kids, a long time taxpayer, a long time voter, I think I am a pretty good husband (I hope), and I am a veteran that was proud and still proud to have served our country. I have never taken a dime I didn't work for, but I have never and will never turn a blind eye to people who may need a hand up off of the ground, or maybe even someone to carry them for awhile leaving just one set of tracks in the sand. I would never presume to think I am a good enough man to always be there to carry those who need it, but I can try. There are more riches to be earned in this life than the ones we put in our bank accounts.
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I totally agree with "Do something else" in terms of Mr. Miller ranting and helping others in need. Miller has served in the military but he is benefitting now--good retirement plus a salary from the JROTC program at CHS and health benefits, probably life insurance etc. So, who is depending on the government for their livelihood? We are all supporting every one of the programs and military fields he has been a part of, which is of course his choice and admirable (unless he couldn't find something else to do when he was young). How would he have fared in this world if he would have had to beat the track with another career or jump into the working world? With the thoughts he openly spews, I think he would have a hard time getting along in the open work market. He, as Mitt Romney so eloquently said (ha, ha), is part of the 47 percent who are takers. Sorry, Randy, but that's what your man said. As to helping others, we are all supposed to be a part of a humane and caring society. Some people need help and some who are getting help don't need it but that is an issue of investigating and getting the government employees responsible for these programs out from behind their desks and computers and really looking at situations--go to homes, etc. and determine need.
Randy Miller

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The military is the one of the programs to be cut so you argument goes nowhere. What I get from the school I WORK for. No work requirement for the social programs. Retirement from the military is no different than from any other entity. In an other career, well I have a college degree, certificate for construction, a CDL, educated as an administrator, electrician and could have worked as an apprentice for my grandfather building homes in the 70's Alice. So I think I would have done better. Another note, the taxes I pay would astound you. It's just that there are not enough tax payers to support the others

Nothing wrong with a safety net but many use it for a hammock. You guys don't get it. We are going broke and at some point we'll have a financial meltdown and everyone will have nothing, the dollar will be worthless, people will be on there own.

Alice we have gone around and around on this before. Too many are taking advantage of the programs. For one, why are our officials at the agricultural department going to Mexico talking to them about how to get food stamps here? Do you know there is no requirement for U.S. ID to receive food stamps? Why? We can't afford stuff like this. So how do we fix it, Do and Alice?
Zach DeNardi

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The Military is not going to be cut. It is still going to be where the majority of out cash goes.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, we went through two long wars, without any tax hike. You have to pay for bullets somehow.

Raise taxes on the upper class, get rid of the bush tax cuts, end oil subsidies. Use all that money that we are using to build up other nations that we invade to help the infrastructure here.

Get those house members (on both sides) to actually do something. The election is over, Obama won. Thats the way we need to go.

And lets not resort to petty name-calling and personal attacks to anyone. I argue with Randy quite a lot, and I may really question what he says, but personally attacking someone on their job is a little low.

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Whenever Randy Miller posts a new op-ed, my coworkers--government working ex-military staunch neo-conservatives, mind you--gather around my screen and we all share a good laugh. They can't believe that this person works for a school. Thanks Randy!
Randy Miller

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Thank you Zach.
Cindy

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To "Do Something else" and "Alice"- who do you think perfected the us vs. them mentality? Obama used that to perfection, along with class warfare...as far as helping others, yes we are to do that, NOT the government. Charity is just that, not forced upon us. We are very good to people in need, look how we help during hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis etc. All voluntarily given. Randy Miller always researches what he puts in his letters, it's not his fault that you don't know history and are doomed to repeat it. He has the right to his opinion. If you don't like it, don't read it, but don't take away his right to express it.
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Lol...I can't take away his right to rant over and over again on the same things, that is why I asked him to take a break and write a book. It is nice how people just see and hear what they want. Also, history does not repeat itself. History is created by human interactions within the time period they exist, the reason why the uneducated tend to think it repeats itself is because they only see the headlines and make whatever connection they want. History appears to repeat itself because humans are slow to change and it is hard to convince younger generations about the mistakes we made when we were young. If the human race does not attempt to better itself and put aside petty/dangerous feelings like vengence, greed, racism, and a plethora of other things, then each generation wil have to run through its cycle of mistakes, causing people to think that historical events just magically happen over and over again.
Bob-Vietnam vet-OH

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Zach DeNardi wrote:
The Military is not going to be cut. It is still going to be where the majority of out cash goes.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, we went through two long wars, without any tax hike. You have to pay for bullets somehow.
Raise taxes on the upper class, get rid of the bush tax cuts, end oil subsidies. Use all that money that we are using to build up other nations that we invade to help the infrastructure here.
Get those house members (on both sides) to actually do something. The election is over, Obama won. Thats the way we need to go.
And lets not resort to petty name-calling and personal attacks to anyone. I argue with Randy quite a lot, and I may really question what he says, but personally attacking someone on their job is a little low.
POOR RANDY! I am a Vietnam war veteran and I know where TRILLIONS of tax dollars have gone---BUSH WARS! And, Vietnam. So, Randy, how convenient for you to blame "entitlements" and then fail to mention the illegal wars your pals Bush & Cheney lied our country into! Is that OK with you? Since you say you are a veteran, are you CLUELESS as to the monstrous Defense Dept. waste? While you yammer ON and ON about entitlements for JOE AVERAGE, you, again, conveniently fail to mention stuff like DICK CHENEY---DRAFT DODGER--got 5 deferments, never spent even one day in our military---got a $34 Million going-away present from Halliburton, then, when Bush & Cheney got us into the Iraq war, Halliburton got BILLIONS of $$$ of UNBID contracts! AND, then a Billion Dollars of our tax money that was given to Halliburton in Iraq DISAPPEARED!!! And, I don't think they have been held accountable for that money. So, in your Bizarro World, it's OK for the military and their MIC Ultra-Rich partners to devour TRILLIONS in tax dollars for these worthless, murderous wars, but it's not OK to feed homeless people. I totally agree with the commenter who questions your mental attitude about society. Your FOX--Murdock--Koch Brothers--Adelson--Trump attitude is what caused the 2008-2009 near Depression and YOU don't see anything wrong with it, do you? LET the Plutocrats run wild and rip-off the 99% of Americans---YOU don't care. That means you have plenty of money and are lucky not to be sick / disabled. There are some really nasty names for people with your Mitt-the-Twitt attitude, but I won't stoop to use them. HE LOST precisely because people figured out that a man who says, "I like firing people", "I don't care about Poor People" and "I don't care about the 47% of Americans who won't vote for me", is a PLUTOCRAT RAT!
Bob-Vietnam vet-OH

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AND-CINDY from Massillon-----YOU SAID, "NOT the government." WOW are you in outer space!! Ever heard of FEMA--Federal Emergency Management Agency? WHO do you think helped with shelters for Hurricane Katrina victims? FEMA! Did you go down to New Orleans and put up a tent for the homeless? DID YOU? How about Sandy? DID you send money to those victims? DID YOU? FEMA again went there to start the clean-up and help the victims. In many tornadoes, the National Guard must go in and protect property / stop looting and begin the clean-up. ARE YOU going to do it / pay for it yourself? I'm afraid you are living in the Randy Miller BIZARRO WORLD that is about as far from reality as possible. Maybe you can tell me why the Founders of our country set up a CONGRESS, A PRESIDENT and A SUPREME COURT? They could have said, "OK, it's every man for himself---NO Government." So, today, that would mean NO police, NO fire protection, NO EMS, NO schools, NO military (think Pearl Harbor and 9/11) and who is going to fix the roads and bridges? WHO is going to deal with the sewage??? Who is going to keep the ROBBER BARONS from poisoning the air, water and soil? HUH? Here's a suggestion: Go to the library and get a US history book about the GILDED AGE and the Robber Barons, like J.P. Morgan, Carnegie and the DuPonts. Take a close look at how the Robber Baron Elites put boys as young as 10 into coal mines, killed 1,000's building the railroads and killed and injured untold numbers of workers in steel plants. PEOPLE--children--starved in our country because the Ultra-Wealthy didn't give a damn about Joe Average American. AND, people like Romney and his Plutocratic pals would take our country back to that era! Enough voters paid attention to Mitt the $250 millionaire Twitt's foot-in-mouth statements about LIKING to fire people, "I don't care about Poor People--and he claims to be a Christian!", and his statement about not caring about the 47%(all moochers---forget the folks in nursing homes, disabled veterans--the Poor and Sick!---SO HE LOST! WHOOPIE! He made $20 million lAST YEAR on his Bain Capital Vulture Capitalism AND he took a $77,000 tax deduction on his horse! DON'T BELIEVE IT? Check the facts! Mitt didn't have a job, but he only had to pay 14% on that $20 million! So, keep spewing that FOX fake Murdock BS and cheering for a massive tax cheat and King Midas Plutocrat / Jerk like Romney! Maybe you will wake-up some day to what Class Warfare is all about, but I DOUBT IT---a FOX lemming to the end---just like Randy.
Randy Miller

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Those wars are not Illegal, they were approved by congress, twice. Why didn't our current Presidentd stop them? He had four years. Also do your homework, entitlements cost far more than the wars. Our new entitlement weiil cost us $2.7 trillion over 10 years, that figure is from the CBO.
Our founding fathers gave the power to the people but has turned around, the power is to the government and it will use it to enslave us with high taxes and chocking regulations.
No one forced those people, you talked about, into those jobs. True some of the history of our nation has a dark, but it has been fixed. But lets not go to where no one can start a business anymore or loose the one they have, that's what's happening now.

Your talking points about Gov. Romney are the false talking points from the left.
Now what makes you think I watch Fox News? I guess you don't want people with another point of view, I embrace it. Your a true anti-capitalist, and a socalist/communist commrad.

By the way, you told me, a couple of years ago, that you were stationed off the coast of Vietnam and you brother was in Vietnam. Can't get your story straight anymore like what you post?
Bob-Vietnam vet-OH

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POOR POOR RANDY---says I'm an "anti-capitalist!" WHAT A BUNCH OF BULL! And, hey there Mr. vet---Anyone who served during the Vietnam war is a Vietnam war veteran whether they were in-country or not! Yes, my brother was in the 199th Light Infantry and was nearly killed in-country. I was stationed right across the South China sea doing electronic intelligence work for the war effort. So, once again--you are in LA LA LAND--and don't know what you are talking about.

You claim that I'm just using the "talking points" from the left, then, AS USUAL, YOU never address any of them! Romney DID SAY, "I don't care about Poor People..." and he did say, "I like firing people..." and he did tell those Ultra-Rich Fat Cats in Florida, "I don't care about the 47% who won't vote for me..." SEE, you are never honest---you just ignore the truth and dodge the questions---just like FOX fake "news." Maybe you should try and get a job there---you would fit right in.

SAY, Randy, I have come to the conclusion that you are a hopeless, Neo-Fascist and you got the Far-Right-wing brain-washing while in the military. You claim the wars aren't illegal. IF (and they did!) Bush, Cheney and Condie Rice LIED about the WMD and LIED about the building of an A bomb, THEN THE WARS ARE ILLEGAL. It doesn't matter if Congress approved them----IF Congress was LIED to (and they were), that makes the wars illegal! You better think twice about calling a former NSA employee with a TS Crypto clearance a "socalist/communist commrad!----YOUR MISSPELLINGS!! Are you really a teacher or just a hall monitor?

I'm going to find out if you tell those HS students the truth about all aspects of the military. Do you hide the high number of suicides that have occurred during the Iraq and Afghan wars? The drug usage? How many of our soldiers have been needlessly killed and injured in what is guerrilla warfare?(just like Vietnam.) There was NO WAY to "win" in Vietnam--it was a lost cause from the very beginning. The people pushing it were the already-rich defense contractors, who made billions from it, while over 58,000 of our military personnel DIED!!!

Unlike you, I believe in fair business practices and I support workers rights to join Unions. I want tax cheats, like Romney, Ryan, Renacci, Trump, Adelson and the rest to PAY UP and some of them should be in jail. Al Capone went to a federal prison for tax evasion. That's where the Bushes, Romney and the rest of the tax cheaters should be. AND ROMNEY DID GET A $77,000 TAX DEDUCTION ON ONE HORSE! NOW, HE's REFUSING TO PAY North Canton FOR THE SERVICES OF THEIR POLICE, FIRE and EMS! Figures! He's worth $250 million, but won't pay his bills! AND, BTW, YOU are nothing but a Neo-Fascist FOX lemming.
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RANDY, you said "Why didn't our current Presidentd stop them? He had four years." (your misspelling.) Why didn't our current President stop them (the wars?) HAVE YOU BEEN SLEEPING for 4 YEARS? Obama got our troops OUT of Iraq, as he said he would. SEE, I say you are in BIZARRO WORLD because you make statements like the above and it was all over the news when our troops left Iraq. What? You were, instead, watching FOX's Gretchen Carlson in hopes she would show some cleavage? Maybe you have a crush on Lush Limpbaugh?
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Fox must scare the hell out of you, that's all you ever cry about.
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Bush had a schedule to get them out of Iraq. Obama said Afghanistan was the war we were to fight. You just admitted you weren't in-country in Vietnam. If you can't get that right it explains the rest. What channel do I get FOX News? It must be a great station to watch since you hate it so much and you think I watch it.
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Zach, if we did all you said, to bring in revenue, that wouldn't bring in close to balance th deficit. Letting the tax cuts expire will bring in about 300 billion. Oil companies don't have subsidies but they do have write offs like other companies to the amount of about 3 billion, not much considering deficit of over a trillion. Heck, we give the terrorist Egypt Brotherhood 2 billion, why not stop that? Why will the President not want to cut entitlements, stop giving green energy taxpayer dollars to companies that go bankrupt? No we don't have a tax problem, we have a spending problem. Raising taxes will not solve the problem, it will only make it worse. Raising taxes will put more people out of work and more taking on the unemployment lines.
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To Bob, Vietnam Vet,
First - Thank-you for your service.
Second- I did send money to both the victims of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy.
Third- the Founding Fathers set up the 3 branches of government as a checks and balance system. The military is a duty of the Federal Government. The police, fire protection, sewage, schools and EMS are the duties of the individual states and local governments. I have yet to see a Federal worker repairing roads and bridges.
Fourth- When Mitt Romney said,“I don’t care about poor people,” the quote was taken out of context. What he actually said was that he wasn’t concerned about the poor because he believed the government’s social safety net would take care of them.
Mr. Romney was describing how his campaign would not try to appeal to “47 percent of the people” who will vote for Mr. Obama “no matter what.” He says those people “pay no income tax,” and “so our message of low taxes doesn’t connect.”
You say he paid 14% on $20 million. I"ll take your word for it. Was that investment income that he had ALREADY paid income tax on?
As far as class warfare goes: I believe that if someone works hard, maybe starts his own business taking chances along the way and is successful he has the right to keep his own money (it DOES NOT belong to the government).
When Pres Obama was informed that raising tax rates on the "top 2%" (who pays 70% of the taxes) it would result in less revenue coming into the government coffers, he didn't care. He wanted to make things fair.

By the way, all my facts were from other sources, NOT FOX news.
Bob-Vietnam vet-OH

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Fox must scare the hell out of you, that's all you ever cry about.
Typical---HI RANDY--it's YOU!!! You try to hide, but you aren't smart enough.

BTW, Rupert Murdock, OWNER of FOX, is in a world of trouble and his son and others have been arrested in England. SEE, they are so immoral and unethical that they hacked cell phones to get stories. Murdock had to shut down one of the oldest newspapers in England, "News of the World", due to the huge scandal. Murdock, who was born in Australia, became a US citizen so he could own US TV stations. My sincere hope is that he will be prosecuted here in the US and that he'll have to shut down or sell FOX.

FOX claims "fair and balanced", but FOX is the most UNFAIR and UNBALANCED PROPAGANDA MACHINE on the Planet. If that doesn't bother you (think NAZI Germany, circa 1930's), then maybe you are a Neo-Fascist (look it up.)

YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT MY SERVICE DURING THE VIETNAM WAR ARE BEYOND DISGUSTING---THEY ARE DOWNRIGHT INSULTING. IT GOES TO PROVE THAT (1) YOU ARE A BIGOT (2) A JERK AND (3) A BONEHEAD. IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY RESPECT FOR A FELLOW VETERAN WHO WAS AS CLOSE TO A WAR ZONE AS ONE CAN GET AND WAS SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS ACROSS THE SOUTH CHINA SEA, THEN I HAVE ZERO RESPECT FOR YOU. I GOT THE VIETNAM WAR RIBBON!!! IT'S PRETTY CLEAR THAT YOU HAVE YOUR HEAD WHERE THE SUN DOESN'T SHINE---ALSO CALLED THE HERSHEY HIGHWAY. GET IT---DUMMY?

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