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Bush selling lemon, Reader says, Candidate urges public to vote

Bush selling lemon, Reader says

Dear Editor:

In last week’s State of the Union address, President (George W.) Bush tried to sell us a lemon, and I’m not buying it. He’s trying to dress up a risky Social Security privatization scheme ˆ which, in reality, would guarantee benefit cuts for the American people, and divert billions in taxpayer money to the president’s Wall Street friends.

I have worked hard all my life, believing in the American dream, including a secure retirement. I have paid into Social Security, rightfully expecting it to be there for me and for future generations. Bush will destroy it for everyone with his privatization schemes. We, the people, demand better for our hard-earned taxpayer dollars.

Rather than limit solutions to privatization, I think the president should focus on solutions that don’t involve taking money out of my pocket.

The fact is, even the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office concluded that privatization would require benefit cuts.

We can do better and Congress should listen to the people, not to special interest groups.


B. Kreis


Candidate urges public to vote

Dear Editor:

The privilege of voting was not granted but earned by our forefathers through their bravery and willingness to gain independence. Currently, American soldiers, allied forces, and Iraqi citizens are dying while creating a democracy in Iraq that enables its citizens the right to vote and determine their future.

During the Farragut election of 2003, two alderman positions were decided with the votes of 264 and 395. That is the definition of a “low voter turnout.”

For the upcoming Farragut election, the last day to register to vote is on March 4. Early voting begins on March 16 and ends on March 31. Early voting will be open weekdays 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., open Saturday the 19 and 26 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., and will be closed on Sundays and on March 25, which is Good Friday. Voting will be at the Farragut Town Hall. The town of Farragut Municipal Election will be on April 5.

Please contact the Knox County Election Commission at:

Knox County Courthouse

Room 218

300 Main St.

Knoxville, TN 37902


Voter registration forms can be picked-up at the Farragut Town Hall and any U.S. Post Office. In addition, Pak-Mail, located at 11803 Kingston Pike, will also have some on hand.

It is our hope to have record turnouts during this upcoming Farragut election. Remember, the last day to register to vote is March 4. So, register to vote, educate yourself on the candidates and issues, and vote! We hope to see you at the polls.


Margaret and Bill Johns

Fort West Subdivision, Farragut


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