Vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan exemplifies the right wing of today’s Republican Party: reward the rich, penalize the poor, let everyone else fend for themselves. Dog eat dog.
Ryan’s views are revealed in the budget he proposed last March. It would cut $3.3 trillion from low-income programs over the next decade. The biggest cuts would be in Medicaid, which provides healthcare for the nation’s poor, forcing states to drop coverage for an estimated 14 million to 28 million low-income people, according to the non-partisan Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.
Saying goodbye is never easy. Earlier this week, I said goodbye to the “Education & Sports Reporter” position that I have been honored to hold for nearly 6 years. But saying goodbye to the COURIER or this city as a whole wouldn’t be appropriate because Claremont will still be a part of my life, though when you see me, I’ll no longer have the reporter’s notebook in one hand and a pen in the other.
Summer is officially here, bringing with it all the fun activities we look forward to, from backyard cookouts to Fourth of July parades and enjoying time outdoors. It also brings some of the hottest months of the year to our communities and that means our water use and water bills spike due to increased consumption.