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Updated: September 3, 2012 12:37PM



Ponies overburdened: Just how much weight is a Shetland pony expected to hold? Any night out at Oakhurst forest preserve you can see grown men, riding these little tiny ponies; sometimes a grown man with a child also. You can see the ponies are struggling, I’ve tried conveying this message to them, but I don’t speak Spanish, so the message is not conveyed. Also, it’s plus 90 degrees when they’re doing this to the poor ponies. Animals are not something for us to be played with like a toy and throw it away when it’s broken; have some respect for the poor animal and treat it correctly.

Health care costs: The other day I read a letter to the editor about the insurance companies and who will benefit most from the Affordable Care Act; I tend to agree with the writer. What I’ve noticed that’s really been interesting is that all the benefits of this thing; the things that people like about this, paraded out in 2011 and 2012, but the bad things, all kinds of hidden taxes and what not aren’t going to show up until 2013 and 2014 after the elections are done. The Affordable Care Act has done nothing more than change who, when and how health care is going to be paid for; it’s done nothing to actually improve the delivery of health care.

Aurora

No sense to roadwork: On July 25 in the Beacon-News there was a cartoon about Crankshaft and it is very appropriate because two weeks ago in Yorkville they re-striped the streets. However, they are going to be tearing them up in the next month and making four lanes. It makes no sense to me whatsoever.

Aurora

Election coming up: A critical election is one hundred days away. When you voters step into that voter booth, just remember a big government, enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have.

Share our trash: Have we become so selfish as a nation that we can no longer share our trash with our neighbor? Please let that homeless or poor person have your aluminum cans. These cans will still be recycled and some hungry person will eat dinner tonight. Bless you for sharing.

Aurora

Superintendent saga: I’ve been reading the reports the Beacon News has been publishing about the new Oswego superintendant and I’d like to know where the integrity is for this person that can take away so much money from a town in Iowa that obviously needs it more than his pocketbook does when he’s getting paid $225,000 through Oswego. This is crazy and he’s going to be guiding our children now. This is unbelievable.

Aurora

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