Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

USDA financing slop for students

Bone appetit! Our school lunches actually cost less than dog food. Thanks to the Obama lunch program, schools are incentivized to contract the lowest bidder to provide meals. It's sad but true.

Davis, GOP don't have replacement

The Jan. 14 News-Gazette quoted U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, as he voted on Jan. 13 to move toward repealing the Affordable Care Act. The ACA is far from perfect. However, Mr. Davis failed to recognize the grave limitations of the actions he supported.

Will Trump draw up his own list?

I wonder if Donald Trump is going to compile an enemies list as did his illustrious predecessor, Richard Milhous Nixon.

If Trump proceeds with this, I here by apply to have my name included, preferably, near the top.

JEFF McCLAINE

Champaign

Davis misstates key aspect of ACA

I called Congressman Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, to voice my opposition to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and I got a letter from him in return.

Desecrating flag slams past, present

On Aug. 3, 1944, near St. Lo, France, an army captain, Hank Warfel of Tolono, was killed instantly by shrapnel from a bomb. My dad was honored in his burial ceremony with a flag-draped casket. He was awarded a Purple Heart.

On the other side of the world, Marines were erecting a flag on an island in the south Pacific.

Writer confused on Clinton emails

Mr. Gustav Schupmann's letter of Jan. 14 seems to confuse fact and fiction as well as different incidents.

What was hacked was the servers of the Democratic National Committee, not Secretary Hillary Clinton's email server. There has never been any evidence of her server being hacked and no releases of information from it.

Congressman not offering specifics

Rep. Rodney Davis who serves our 13th Congressional District is pushing hard for his party's line in the Republicans' drive to obliterate the existing health insurance system.

Act of kindness touching to see

On a freezing, dreary day, we sat in downtown Champaign eating and discussing the horror of today's politics and the poisonous climate across much of society.

We glanced across the street and noticed a middle-aged woman sitting on a sidewalk barely moving. A large SUV pulled up, and a young woman exited and did something most remarkable: She gave the older woman the coat off her back.

Speech protected; actions are not

On Jan. 12, Denise Ingram's letter asserted that our Constitution prohibited deprecation of certain groups or people. I do not believe that is true.

Spend on mental health, not police

Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing has proposed an increase in taxes and fees to create a $440,000-plus annual revenue stream to hire five more police officers.