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February 24, 2013

Beware of estimated gas bills To the editor: Year after year my family and friends have been dealing with over estimated gas bill....

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Kozy62

Feb-25-13 11:43 AM

sorry' "of" not "off"...my bad.

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Kozy62

Feb-25-13 11:41 AM

"If you can sell that, you can sell anything"...

Grant, we are inundated with the liberal media who's bent is to make socialism our form of government, even though it has failed elsewhere.

It sounds great to those who don't want to work and good for those who feel good when those people are taken care off and very good to those politicians who want to have a life time job, taking care of the down trodden...that they made down trodden.

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GrantMingus

Feb-25-13 9:41 AM

I'm not sure what will wake up people up at this point. Congress is more terrified of an 85 billion dollar sequester than they are of a 16 trillion dollar debt and people are buying the line that it'll be tragic. If you can sell that, you can sell anything.

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Kozy62

Feb-25-13 8:20 AM

And, are you aware of this...

Already looking past the current budget impasse gripping the capital, congressional leaders are quietly considering a deal to avert a government shutdown next month—but at the cost of prolonging across-the-board spending cuts.

Attention is beginning to shift from Friday, when the broad cuts known as the sequester kick in, to the next budget deadline: Congress must pass a so-called continuing resolution by the end of March to keep funding government operations.

Senior aides to House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) have begun discussing a bill being prepared by House Republicans.

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Kozy62

Feb-25-13 8:03 AM

Maybe, ladybug is talking about fuses...

Buss Fuses

Factory warranty in stock on Buss Fuses. Technical assistance, 24 hour service and same day shipment on fuses, call 800.739.9145.

Not certain how that fits your comment, ladybug, but, you are hard to figure out most times anyway.

But, all joking aside...it could be that ladybug was talking about the letter referring to estimates on one's gas bill?

Yep, that makes complete sense???

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Kozy62

Feb-25-13 7:59 AM

Maybe, ladybug is talking about fuses...

Buss Fuses

Factory warranty in stock on Buss Fuses. Technical assistance, 24 hour service and same day shipment on fuses, call 800.739.9145.

Not certain how that fits your comment, ladybug, but, you are hard to figure out most times anyway.

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Kozy62

Feb-25-13 7:20 AM

And in the real world we all live day to day:

Retailers are preparing for a triple whammy as the restoration of the payroll tax, surging gas prices, and stagnant employment and wages take a bite out of consumers’ disposable income, leaving them with less cash to spend on clothing, groceries, and eating out. Wal-Mart's profits can indicate how the nation's economy is doing. Recent reports forecast lower spending at the retail giant this year. As a result, more than three years after the recession officially ended, American consumers might be preparing to downshift again, if only slightly, with low-income consumers hit the hardest. Sensing consumer trepidation, retailers are scrambling to adjust.

Retailers, restaurants, and consumer goods companies like Wal-Mart are lowering sales forecasts and adjusting marketing campaigns ahead of expectations that consumers will slash spending.

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Kozy62

Feb-25-13 7:11 AM

Sorry, should have said "they're on" not "their on"...my bad!

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Kozy62

Feb-25-13 7:09 AM

And, while Washington wrings it's hands as to how to survive spending us into oblivion, " Inflation-adjusted per capita federal spending went up $822.90 from fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2012, according to official data from the U.S. Treasury and the Census Bureau.

Real federal spending also increased $2437.64 per household between 2008 and 2012.

In constant 2012 dollars, the federal government spent $3,176,376,470,000 in 2008 and $3,538,446,000,000 in 2012, according to the U.S. Treasury."

Does it make you wonder whose side their on?

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Kozy62

Feb-25-13 6:57 AM

And' before I get hit from the left...

1. We will not be damaged by a small reduction in added spending...

2. The sky will not fall if the government shuts down for awhile...

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Kozy62

Feb-25-13 6:52 AM

You see it's one thing to complain and another to do something about it.

I'm sorry, but I see a President who only cares about how he's perceived and nothing about what to do to turn this ship around...an example is what is his latest effort on jobs?

I see a congress who doesn't know what to do with a President who gives no leadership and a media who blames them for everything including the common everyday cold.

Maybe, it would be best if the government just shut down?

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Kozy62

Feb-25-13 6:40 AM

As one economist said Friday, this all began when we gave away our manufacturing.

Much because our government refused to stop countries like China from manipulating their currency and producing inferior products, then dumping them on we the people.

But, also the greed on the part of both labor and management.

The biggest question put forth by the economist is whether we have a means of getting it back. I wonder if we have the will?

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Kozy62

Feb-24-13 7:40 PM

ladybug...our system does not work for God's sake...the liberals kicked Him out.

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Kozy62

Feb-24-13 7:37 PM

ladybug...nobody knows what a buss is.

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Louigi

Feb-24-13 6:12 PM

... in fact a lack a vision, an a failure to innovate to remain competitive was the culprit. Oh, did I mention we could not compete! We have now a world market and the same scenario is playing out all over the world. If we want Salem or the region to return to it's former glory, find a niche and learn to compete. Yes ladybug, that means if you want to move up in the company, you have to do it faster, better, or suggest a way to skip that operation altogether. Competition! Enough said.

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Louigi

Feb-24-13 6:03 PM

Engineering centers, and bankers willing to take a risk. But our guy down south had some investors that bought his line and believed he could he could possibly compete. The guy built a state of the art factory, no doubt specialized not trying to compete immediately in every steel product. He could hire inexpensive labor, many who had been out of work and were still willing to do what it took to move up. He got it moving, slow it first, because the needed skill sets had to be be learned in that part of the country. Meanwhile in our area, the EPA came into being, labor unions were starting to feel they owned a cash cow, the steel industry was sitting on plants pushing 100 years old, labor was getting expensive, an faced with decisions, to add millions of dollars smoke stack scrubbers, and a million other details, steel capitulated to a large extent. Those jobs are gone, don't sit day dreaming that they will be back some day, it's forever. The republicans didn't give the jobs away,....

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Louigi

Feb-24-13 5:47 PM

Since the beginning of time it's been about competition. Competition and business conditions. For years Salem was a center of industry, some great products used around the world came from right here. Mean while there were other parts of our county, region, and state that were depressed. Other parts of the country were just horrible places to live because you couldn't get work, no industry, or they had a bad crop. Oh didn't mention the rest of the world did I? Did we really care, probably not, in our world we were doing just fine and since we were the only folks doing whatever we did, it was thought that the money would just keep rolling in forever. Then some fellow in one of these poor depressed regions, got together with some investors and convinced them that he could make his product in North Carolina cheaper than in Youngstown, Ohio. Let's for the sake of discussion call the mystery product Steel. The north had a corner on this market, transportation, skilled labor,......

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Louigi

Feb-24-13 5:29 PM

What about competition? Concerned and Grant have it right. If you want to make a better wage you have to compete. If your company wants to do better they have to compete. The reason business after business in the Salem area have failed is because they are no longer able to compete. Are you paying attention ladybug? Steel in this part of the country started to fail in this part of the country started to fail in the 60's and 70's because it couldn't compete. Have I said competition enough yet?

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ladybug

Feb-24-13 5:07 PM

Thats why interest rates are so low on passbook acc. and investment acc.

But you know cause your name is Great

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ladybug

Feb-24-13 5:05 PM

You didn't even understand what i was talikng about. Which is understandable .You can't wait to stck yout foot in your bg mouth.

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ladybug

Feb-24-13 5:03 PM

What inflation stupid ? It's running around 2 % or less

Go back to bed, Maybe you can run over a couple union scum bags tommorow.

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GrantMingus

Feb-24-13 4:48 PM

"The fed will charge banks more interest if inflation goes to high."

THEY ARE PRINTING THE MONEY, CAUSING THE INFLATION. It's pathetic that you don't even know how your monetary system works, and more pathetic that you aren't alone.

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ladybug

Feb-24-13 4:34 PM

Piece work went out the door yrs ago.

Companies today want 1 person to do 6 jobs at half the pay.

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ladybug

Feb-24-13 4:31 PM

You better say good night cause you been smelling something.

If your not happy return all that extra money you didn't earn Gish thank god,

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concerned

Feb-24-13 4:29 PM

Good night ladybug I am tired of chasing your rabbits. You can't even admit to where raises come from.

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