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Updated: September 22, 2012 6:13AM

Chain O’ command

My husband and I were born and raised in Antioch Township. We spent a lot of time enjoying our Chain O’ Lakes natural resources. We raised our children here and now they are raising their children here. All are taxpaying residents who have seen our beautiful Chain reduced to a raceway for WaveRunners and boats that are much too big for our lakes. Many accidents happen each summer due to carelessness, drinking and not enough policing of our waterway. Now, a beautiful little boy has been killed and his family distraught. Two weeks previously, a WaveRunner driven by an intoxicated teenager ran into our son-in-law’s boat. Thankfully, our family was not injured. When is this madness going to end and our beautiful Chain returned to those of us who respect it and pay for it with our tax dollars?

Campaign pay

I wanted to comment on the TOTC titled “Congressman’s pay” regarding Paul Ryan. He’s getting paid to be a congressman for three months while campaigning just as Obama got paid for over two years while he was campaigning and a senator from Illinois. That must be a Democrat who’s asking a question like that.

Operating equipment

With the phones being used in cars and texting being illegal, I totally agree that you shouldn’t have your phone in your hand at all. As I was driving through a neighborhood the other day, I saw a little girl on her bicycle with a phone in one hand and she swerved in front of a car. We should start at the beginning and let the young kids know that cellphones should not be used when operating equipment.

13-percent solution

On Aug. 16, Romney admitted that he paid 13 percent in taxes. He makes $20 million a year and he only pays 13 percent. I never made over $65,000 in one year and I have to pay 25 percent in taxes. Something’s not right here. At the very least, we should be paying the same amount or 13 percent. Why is Romney so much against me saving money? He only wants the rich to save money and give them tax breaks. He’s not out to help people. He is only out to help himself.

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