The Herald Bulletin
---- — Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes "You Said It," a compilation of readers comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled by responses by the newspaper's editorial board.
A panel of local leaders met last week before a celebration of Black History Month to discuss the month's importance — past, present and future. (Article published Feb. 16)
-- "Oh my Lord ... income inequality is the biggest liberal joke on earth. It cannot be 'fixed' by the government other than maybe backing away and letting people take care of themselves. It can only be solved by individuals taking responsibility for their own lives and working toward a goal of self betterment. People used to have a work ethic, worked hard and had determination. People today are lazy and find government assistance and crime the easier alternative. $15 an hour to still screw up my order at McDonald's is not the answer."
THB: Education has always been and will continue to be the way to fix income inequality. If you do not like your station in life, change it; don't wait for someone to change it for you.
A Herald Bulletin editorial opined that the Anderson City Council error on tax levy could hurt the city down the road. (Feb. 15)
-- '"The elected officials who failed to adhere to state-imposed deadlines — namely council members. The council is responsible for determining the city budget and conducting a public hearing.' The City Council says they want to hold us responsible for picking up our dog's mess or they will fine us. Anybody want to tell the mayor and council members to now 'Pick up their mess' or we fine them?"
THB: If it was only that easy.
Two people were arrested and three children were taken from an Anderson apartment that contained an alleged meth lab. (Feb. 17)
-- "With all the felonies it should be a long time to be reunited again! They put the kids in danger of being around all the chemicals and in their system too, and if they are freed they need to take classes and visits from CPS! Meth has become a major problem in Anderson."
THB: Meth is a major problem in Anderson and the fact that children are being put in danger through no choice of their own is unconscionable. What are the long-term effects on children exposed to this behavior and the chemicals?