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Letters Archives for 2022-08

Letter to the Editor: Is the Construction of "Affordable Homes" Beneficial in Taylorville?


Posted August 19, 2022


Dear Editor:


Each day, I drive down Elm Street, coming to town. Behind the VFW a subdivision of "affordable homes" is being built. Each day, I have a myriad of questions, some of which may have been answered at a much earlier time. Who is building this subdivision? Are they a local builder? Are they using local union help? Who owns the subdivision, or who will end up with the ownership of the facility.


I'm presuming it will be Christian County Housing Authority. Will the homes be used for Christian County people, or will our people put on a list with others from anywhere else? Will there be property taxes paid on the property? Will the units all be rental, or might a family buy their house and property? Who is financing the enterprise?


Governmental spokespeople say that by 2030 we, as individuals, won't own anything and will be happy about it. Twenty-Thirty isn't very far away. I'd worry about overloading our school system, ( a topic for a subsequent series of questions) but the accompanying group of houses seem to all be rented to older folk without young, school-age kids.


I won't ask about all the rumors flying around about the development. If true, not much of what I asked above will be the same. Thanks for your help, 


Willliam R. Harryman

Taylorville, IL

Letter to the Editor: Deflation vs. Inflation


Posted August 9, 2022


Dear Editor:


Deflation vs. Inflation is radical economics, capitalism and marketing out of control Sir. We are witnessing the results of ignoring our Nation’s Founding. History does not repeat itself; we repeat it out of arrogance or ignorance. Two more powerful reasons are driving this ongoing unbridled democracy but some points of history will help.


Number One began in July 1776 and if more Americans regarded the Declaration of Independence they would see how adrift we are.  Count the number of grievances in that document and ask how many more need to be repeated until we return to a subdued country of citizens, overruled and stranded with more liability by a decaying government. 

Number Two is the blind science of the ridiculous ‘green agenda’ or climate patrol.  Genuine science would sift data and consequences of any new project, especially one as reckless as actual climate control!  Making it a global issue only amplifies the arrogance of a government or governments contriving to fix planet Earth from human intervention. How obvious must it be after viewing the October 2021 United Nations Development Programme’s “Don’t Choose Extinction” campaign and video, featuring Frankie the Dinosaur lecturing people!

Blind science or more appealing pseudoscience is brainwashing citizens into the gibberish of climate change, global warming or human causation for fluctuating temperatures around our planet. That giant bright ball in the sky (sun) is the primary cause of heat! The secondary cause is water vapor, the major actual so called green house gas. However legislating climate change is the ultimate arrogant cash cow in America. It has been brewing since the middle of the 20th Century and on August 07, 2022 the U.S. Senate voted to pass H.R. 5376, or the Inflation Reduction Act!


Yes, it goes well beyond inflation economics to climate control. Get ready to be fleeced out of more of your financial income from this stupendous spending bonanza.

H.R 5376 is a genuine sample of blind science which was demonstrated in 1982 by Thomas Dolby’s one hit wonder ‘She Blinded Me With Science’. While science is a wonderful tool it has not achieved the status of infallibility.  The New Green Deal is another glaring example of wasted revenue, governance and manufacturing intended to demolish the successful coal and petroleum industries; very reminiscent of the Rotary Engine of the 1960s.


The unique simple internal combustion engine was expected to revolutionize the automobile industry and replace the piston engine in America. It has its place in industry but not the revolution. That is the direction ‘climate control’ will take us much more recklessly.


What a contrast to the final line of our Declaration “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

Ernie & Ruth Poani
Edinburg, IL 62531

Station Editorial: Guess Who Caused INFLATION?

EDITORIAL written 8/6/22.  


This is a station editorial, I'm Randal J. Miller, station president.

The word INFLATION is one we hear practically every day in the news.
And, of course, both political parties are blaming each other for it.

Truth is, no matter where you go or what you buy, you're feeling its effects.

I want to delve into the WHY we have the inflation rate at plus or minus 10 percent over the past year.  

It's simple economics, capitalism, and the marketplace.

Reason # 1 of 2:  When BOTH parties pass legislation borrowing or printing over 2-trillion, that's trillion with a "T", dollars to pass out claiming the country needed it in 2021 despite signs the economy was doing OK, that's going to cause inflation, and a lot of it.

Reason # 2 of 2:  When politicians shut off the domestic oil spigot because the majority party is realizing that, instead of having 4 years to pass their green agenda they now have less than 3 months, they've got to stop anything that will increase the domestic oil supply, and more, begin ramping down anything that burns fossil fuel.  The problem is, when you shut down increased production of fossil fuels, that still power homes, businesses and factories, you can't ramp up the green agenda to generate power fast enough.  Wind and solar aren't being built quick enough to replace the fossil fuels the majority party are shutting down.  

That's why one of my transmitter site power bills last month went from $1200 to over $3100.  OUCH.

Well, there you have it. Simple economics, capitalism, and the marketplace.  And when politicians tamper with it, it turns it into a MESS, and is hitting OUR pocketbooks and will continue to do so for quite a while.

When the marketplace is LEFT alone WITHOUT any tampering by government, it works pretty well.  

When government—whether it's federal or state—DOES tamper with it, you and I will be paying MORE for our energy, goods and services, for a LONG time.

That's our opinion, we welcome yours.  Our e-mail address is editorial@randyradio.com.

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