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January 12, 2023



Great article on the HVAC!

I just finished reading the headline article on your paper today about the HVAC system. It was nice to read an article that gave the facts for both sides, without bias! Or, maybe I'm biased, but you named both sides equally, which is as it should be. I was cringing before reading the article, but I came away from it with a smile on my face!

Thank you for all you do,

Carla Lutz

Disservice to our Veterans

Dear Editor:

Our disabled veterans are grossly undercompensated. This travesty of justice is causing enlistments to dry up. Danger!

In FY2023 a totally disabled veteran with no dependents is compensated at the ridiculous rate of $43,463.40 dollars annually. The National Average Wage Index (NAWI) for 2021 was $60,575.07 dollars per annum and the median income for 2021 was $70,784. The per capita GDP in 2021 was $69,288 dollars, among the highest in the world. Huh?!

They have been asking various Administrations and Congresses for fair compensation since the end of WWI in November 1918. That was 104 years ago!

In my opinion the basic reason for their gross under compensation situation is because they are only compensated for projected loss of wages due to their disabilities. They are not compensated for their low quality of life which is the norm now in personal injury cases in court. This is done to keep taxation low for the wealthy Elites. This is obvious to our young people. They are not interested in accepting the possibility of a lifetime of near poverty should they get injured in the armed forces for the sole reason of allowing our wealthy Elites to evade proper and fair taxation.

Our youth are aware that the people that had their assets and overseas business interests protected the most by our now broken former troops pay essentially nothing to support them in their brokenness. Be warned!

Congress must correct this injustice now!

Sincerely,

Homer Gordon

 

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