By Mike Austreng, Editor
Last week we passed along some information about the 28th amendment that had given President Trump the credit for proposed changes to the amendment. Turns out the changes can’t be credited to President Trump and had been topic of conversation a couple years ago.
Regardless who wrote the proposal, we think most of us would agree that what is proposed is a good idea since it puts congress men and women on the same playing field as us “common” taxpayers.
We can’t help but think that if we were all on the same level there would be more effort put into things like health insurance premium control, health care costs, better retirement plans, the social security program we all contribute to, etc., etc., etc.
Congress is voted for by us, the taxpayer. They are supposed to work for us, the taxpayer. We didn’t put them into office so they could pad their pockets and get better benefits than we do, they are there to serve the taxpayer.
If you read this paper on a Tuesday, this is the day another school year starts at our local schools. Some school activities have already started, but today (Tuesday) is the first school day for the graduating class of 2020 (and all the other grades).
Days are noticeably shorter and even late August felt like fall weather was already upon us. It won’t be long before Mother Nature paints our trees with yellows, reds, oranges – probably our favorite couple weeks of the year because the weather is still nice enough to enjoy outdoors and the scenery is fantastic. We’ll definitely try to take advantage of another fall color season as much as we can.
A professional football player (Andrew Luck) decided to retire early – we believe he is 29 years old and has made multiple millions of dollars over his short career. His walking away brought the boo birds out of his fan base, but fellow players that were interviewed mostly said they don’t blame him and this should be his decision.
The amount of money paid to good athletes seems almost crazy, but who can blame them for going for the most they can get while they can get it?
Walking away from a sport that causes lots of injuries doesn’t seem like an insane decision.
Some weeks when we sit down to write this column it gets difficult to come up with topics. We don’t like talking politics. We don’t necessarily like using the weather as a topic because most of you already know what the weather is doing because most of you live right in this area. There are simply times when a topic to write about isn’t an easy thing to come up with and we don’t want to ramble about something we don’t think our readers would be interested in, so this week we will be a little shorter than a lot of other weeks so we don’t bore our readers to death by writing about nothing – which is what we kind of just did. The text LOL (laughing out loud) seems appropriate.
Have A Good Week!