Rice Lake Online | Rice Lake, WI

Home | Events Calendar | Sports | Education | Government | Subscribe | Business Links | Jobs | Community Links | Contact Us
Top StoriesObituariesFamily TiesPhotosClassifiedsPlace AdSubmitCouponsDisplay AdsExtrasSpecial Sections
Site Sponsors
 •  Norske Nook

Advanced Search
search sponsored by



Subscription Login
LOGIN | SUBSCRIBE

Top Stories
Obituaries
Classifieds
Jobs
Family Ties
Sports
Government
Opinions
• Opinions
• Your Opinions
• Our Editorials
• Submit an opinion
The Arts
Outdoors
Education
Special Sections
Submit
Place Ad
Coupons
E-Editions

News Bulletins





home : opinions : opinions February 26, 2015


WITC

6/19/2013 12:45:00 PM
Raffles now support essential services
Linda Thompson, chairperson, Barron County Democratic Party


Every day I read how Wisconsin sinks lower in state rankings.
But today I purchased three tickets in a 50/50 raffle sold in support of the Barron County Office on Aging and Rice Lake Senior Center, initiated by Barron County Republicans and Congressman Duffy-half goes to the agencies and half to one lucky ticket holder.
Sadly and absurdly, it has come to this.
These cuts were enacted by the Republicans with Mr. Duffy's full support-less government means fewer essential services.
Wisconsin sinks lower.
I think everyone has valued these services! Why can't we continue to support them with sufficient public dollars?
Yes, I bought tickets. I know a good cause! I want these services to be stable and I want Wisconsin to be a good place to live. However, if I win, the entire amount will go directly to the Barron County Office on Aging, Rice Lake Senior Center and perhaps another agency or two affected by Republican endorsed cuts. I'm a Democratic Party member; I believe we have stronger communities with services provided by all and for all. And yes, we would still be higher up on the ladder of positive qualities of life in Wisconsin.
-
-
-
-
-






Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2013
Article comment by: Romaine Quinn

Funding for the Senior Citizen Center predominately comes from the City of Rice Lake, not federal dollars. I find it interesting that Mrs. Thompson, being in the leadership position that she is in, can dumb down such a complex issue so easily.
The good people that sit on the Rice Lake City Council know very well how their actions impact others. These decisions aren't take lightly and I find it completely gross that Mrs. Thompson finds it necessary to score political points while she sits on the sidelines and did nothing to protect funding for the senior citizens center. I think Mrs. Thompson needs to spend dozens of hours pouring through hundreds of pages of a budget and tell us what she would cut instead. Or, since we are making assumptions, maybe I should just assume she isn't even concerned about balancing the budget since she's a liberal.
The only thing I get out of the article above is that we finally got a liberal to spend his/her own money on something they wanted instead of using the government to make someone else pay for it.


Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013
Article comment by: Paul Miller

The title is wrong, these are not essential services.
You think everyone has valued these services? And then continue to wonder why the taxpayers cannot continue funding. It's simple, taxpayers cannot continue to pay for these local, state and federal programs. Party affiliation has nothing to do with it. Money should be carefully distributed to programs we know are valued, not the ones we think.
Top priority must be lowering taxes and making Wisconsin an affordable place to live. After that we should assess desires of the endless special interest groups and PAC's. Anyone struggling to keep a lid on household budgets understand this concept.




Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


 




Local Coupons
See Print Ads double tile
Losin' It
LifeENL SignupFacebookCommunity CalendarChronotype Advertising Rates
Powered by 72dpi

Copyright© Chronotype Publishing • 28 S. Main Street, Rice Lake, WI 54868 • 715 234-2121 • For news: newsroom@chronotype.com • For advertising: bdorrance@chronotype.com • For site admin.: publish1@chronotype.com
Software © 1998-2015 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved