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Posted on Wed. Jan. 01, 2014 - 10:30 am EDT

The Rant


The Rant is The News-Sentinel's anonymous sound-off forum. The readers' views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel.

Mayor Henry and City Council spend our money on consulting fees and nonpriority projects. Then they will ask for bonds and tax increases, to replace the squandered money that could have been used on current needed projects they know are required by law.

It's the end of 2013, and FWCS (Fort Wayne Community Schools) classified employees still don't have the raises they were promised. Funny how all other nonclassified have gotten theirs. Makes us feel unimportant.

Have you been driving by a burned-out streetlight for several months? Then call 311, because unless you call it in, nobody from the city is going to fix it. They don't send out special units on burned-out streetlight patrol. So get on the stick if you want to get it fixed.

What shall I do when I can't get the garbage collectors to collect my elderly mother's garbage (so full we even filled up the recycling bin, too, but that wasn't picked up either)? Shall I just leave the bags all over the driveway so when it gets in the neighbors' yards, we can form a protest?

Born being homosexual so cannot help it: People are born capable of a lot of things, but are taught not to give in to their baser instincts. How many people would shake their heads if a man/or woman cheats on a spouse and whines, “I cannot help it, I was born a cheater.”

Roundabouts on Union Chapel (Road): They are going to kill someone. They are not even round! You have to weave in and out and, during the rain and darkness, you run the risk of hitting the curbs!

How dare the government tell the people what insurance they must buy. It's bad enough telling us what we can eat and drink.

I thought Obamacare would be affordable for everyone — they must have meant everyone in Washington. Oh! I forgot, the taxpayers will pay for theirs.

If any law needed to be repealed, Obamacare takes first prize.

Cutting retirement for our veterans is shameful. How about starting with all lawmakers' salaries?

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