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Updated: November 23, 2012 6:07AM

$500 payouts

I reading about the video gambling spots in Lake County. Frank’s has a slot machine and it has a $500 maximum payout. Are you kidding? I almost fell out of my chair laughing. What a joke. You might as well take your money and throw it at the moon. At least with a scratch-off lottery ticket you have a chance to make a little something. I guess people would be gullible enough to stick their money in a machine for a measly $500 maximum payout. Unbelievable.

Taxi drivers

I don’t know why the Waukegan Police Department can’t do something about the cabs down at the train station in the afternoon. They double park, talk and block lanes going through the entrance. They make it impossible to drop off and pick up your friends or family. Start enforcing the law and get after these cab companies.

Pointing fingers

President Obama in the town-hall debate multiple times said that Mitt Romney was not telling the truth. Yet, President Obama lied about Benghazi, he lied about oil production and he lied about permits given out on federal lands. Why should we believe him? His tactic is to point the finger at Mitt while he gets away without any scrutiny.

Long commute

Why do you keep thinking that Mitt Romney works for his money? He put people out of work and sent their jobs to China. Romney is going to make a few more millions from more people who are losing their jobs. All the people on welfare are not freeloaders either. They would like to work, but the jobs are in China and it’s too far to commute.

Failed programs

During the second presidential debate, President Obama said he believes that the “free enterprise system is the greatest engine of prosperity the world’s ever known.” Why then is it not reflected in his many failed programs? Is this simply another great speech?

Cutting hours

Regarding the TOTC item about the restaurant chain cutting their hours because of Obamacare. That has been going on for the past 7-10 years, not the last four. Walmart has also done it for the past 7-10 years. Stop blaming Obama.

Better hair

Paul Ryan is Dick Cheney with better hair.

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