Letters to the editor

Thanks for the good deed

I'm writing this letter out of gratitude for a very kind deed that was done for me. I was getting gas at Maverick's in Dayton on Friday morning, and I put my wallet on top of the car as I pumped the gas (I'm never doing that again.) And, as it isn't something I ever do, I didn't think to look there for it when I was done, and I drove off back home to Stagecoach.

As I walked in the door the phone rang. It was my doctor's office in Carson City asking if I had lost my wallet. Of course I said "No," and wondered why they would be asking me that. They said that a customer (named Rebecca) of Dayton Valley Veterinary Hospital had brought my wallet to the veterinary office, and they carefully looked for some way to contact me. So my doctor's appointment card was it.

Rebecca is an angel. She gathered up all my cards and receipts that were strewn about after the tumble from the roof and put them back into my wallet for me. Also, the veterinary office kept it until I arrived. Not a thing was missing, and I'm very, very grateful.

We read so many negative things in the paper these days, I wanted to make sure that this good deed was acknowledged! So, thank you to everyone involved.

Lori Johnston


Obama did not promise miracles

I am concerned about the message Republicans are sending about President Obama. Some have gone so far as to say that "he has ruined this country." When President Obama took office, the economy was losing more than 700,000 jobs per month. He acted quickly to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which cut taxes for 95 percent of working families and small businesses. The law also included emergency investments in clean energy, adding another 224,400 jobs. Before the end of 2009, Obama's action halted plunging employment and added 4.5 million private sector jobs to our economy in 29 consecutive months.

Gov. Romney's economic record is one of the worst in history. During his tenure in Massachusetts, the state lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs, more than twice the national record. Instead of hiring from within Massachusetts, Romney outsourced call center jobs to India. As the state's job creation record fell to 47th in the nation, Gov. Romney cut taxes for millionaires like himself. When he left office, Romney left Massachusetts $2.6 billion deeper in debt.

During 2008, Mr. Obama did not promise miracles. He said this economic recovery would take 10 years. The country is just over three years into that journey and he has moved our economy forward. Romney led Massachusetts into a big hole. President Obama is leading us out of an even bigger hole dug by former President George W. Bush. I will gladly vote to reelect President Barack Obama!

Kay Elverum

Carson City


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