Oct. 24 Letters to the Editor

Support bonds benefitting schools

It has been a great honor to live in this area for over 40 years and know these communities are conservative and productive.

This is a time of great challenges. Being in business in both Clovis and Portales, I have seen firsthand the difficulties that getting credit has brought on individuals.

Please consider these thoughts:

1. Our “oil kings” have cost America $700 billion per year for the fuel we use in transportation and heating our homes and businesses.

2. The Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac demise under the oversight of Barney Frank, Charles Schumer and Christopher Dodd has cost the American people another $700 billion in taxpayer money in the last 30 days.

3. Can we afford trillions of dollars in government give-away programs?

Is the glass half full — or half empty? We must think in positive terms and pull together for the sake of our country. Our economy is fairly good in this area and we are so blessed to live in the Clovis/Portales area where we have two great higher education facilities in our back door.

Therefore, I am encouraging voters to approve General Obligation