Monday, September 24, 2018

Opinion

Voice of the People 08/07/18

Conflicting comments

In Helsinki in July, the president of the United States was questioned at a press conference about Vladimir Putin stating that Russia had not interfered with the 2016 American presidential election.

President Trump responded by saying: “I have President Putin; he just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be.

“I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial.”

Then, one day later, Trump said: “I thought that I made myself very clear, but having just reviewed the transcript ... I realized that there is a need for some clarification. The sentence should have been ... ‘I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.’”

A former U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln, would use simpler terms to explain Trump’s reversal of his original statement: “(It) won’t scour.”

RON PAREJKO

Eau Claire

Program change touted

Back to school is fast approaching. As a past shopper for Warm the Children through the Leader-Telegram, I would like to see a back-to-school shopping program instead.

As wonderful as Warm the Children program is, it seems like there are several programs in the Eau Claire area to help with warm coats and boots. In my experience shopping with Warm the Children, the clothing they have picked out is generally jeans, shirts, underwear etc.

I think it would be wonderful if it could be moved ahead a couple months so that these kids could return to school with new clothing. I know a lot of kids get really excited about picking out that new outfit for the first day of school.

Just a thought.

VICKI ANDERSON

Eleva

Spending a concern

When considering Eric Larsen for Wisconsin state representative, you may do yourself well to consider the following.

If you wish to return to unsustainable tax and spending by Wisconsin representatives, then Larsen will place you directly in that mess again. You may also do well to remember Eau Claire has two unsolved murder mysteries unresolved during Larsen’s tenure “serving” the city of Eau Claire taxpayer citizens.

In my estimation, Larsen does not represent our best interests at heart for any people first, that’s for sure.

ORVIN BYSTOL

Eau Claire


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