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Union Letters to the Editor
Aug. 17, 2021 10:59 am
This is in regards to the proposed $34 million Fairfield Middle School Project (and did you know that air conditioning for the High School gym in included in this project?)
The first meeting I attended (July) had about eight people in attendance (see picture/article in the Union). The next meeting I attended (Aug. 10) had five people, including me. Questions were asked. A room was toured.
Whether you are for the project or against it, I strongly encourage you to attend one of the next two meetings: Aug. 24 and Aug. 31. Ask questions. Make observations.
An educated decision cannot be made until all the facts are heard...and that includes dissenting opinions. Am I in favor of the new building? That will be decided by my vote on September 14th...but at least I will have heard the arguments and asked questions.
Remember, Aug. 24 and Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. at the Fairfield Middle School. Hope to see you there.
The Senate voted to pass the infrastructure bill that would provide funding for road and bridge construction and repairs. Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst voted against this bill because she said it would add to the national debt.
This is very strange because she certainly did not care about the national debt when she voted to pass Trump’s bill that gave massive tax cuts to billionaires, trillionaires, and huge corporations.
The Biden administration is supporting vaccine donations to COVAX and to poorer countries, with the exception of Venezuela. So in the cauldron of foreign intrigue, which is often inherited intrigue, it's ultimately more important to punish people already afflicted with those despots who refuse to be our subservient allies, rather than to get the pandemic under control with vaccinations, and to prevent more mutations of Covid from evolving.
I wonder, did our policy wonks and think-tankers miss the part where medical experts warned us that there is no reason in principle why a newly-evolved viral strain, whether it emerges in Liverpool or Caracas, couldn't spread like Delta and kill like Ebola, and without the least regard for the legacy of Hugo or Fidel? Is there never to be a legacy of humans having foresight?
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