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Page 2 Wednesday, August 15, 2012 The Adams County Record Another Inner City Slickers Dear Editor, Since we had such a great turnout at the first Songbird Ranch Inner City Slickers, The Songbird Ranch and Angel Horse Therapeutic Riding will be hosting another one on Saturday, September 15. It wilt be a one day program this time, beginning at 10:00 AM and going until 4:00ish PM. Lunch and a snack will be served. I would love to have more local people involved, as well as those from out of town. [he last Slickers was such a glow- ing success that many of the kids from Boise Big Brothers/Big Sisters are hoping to come back. I would like to have more children from Adams, Washington and Valley counties become involved. If any of you have a child in mind, please contact me at (208) 256-4548 or (208) 741-1972. The Inner City Slickers program is based on the ethics of the old west - focusing on character, trust and self-esteem building, as well as teaching the importance of responsibility, self- respect and respect for others. The Cowboy Way is a good way to teach the kids. We do this with horses, the fall of faith, THE COUGAR (bucking barrel), roping dummies and teamwork doing ranch work. The kids love it! The volunteers get as much out of it as the children. Please visit our website at innercityslick- Go to the Idaho Slickers to see pictures and videos of our first Songbird Slickers. If you would like to be part of the ICS Indian Valley FB group, please send a mes- sage to me on Facebook. This is a donation driv- en program. No child pays. Yes, I am still rais- ing money to build a big- ger arena with a gate and shelter to provide shade for the kids. Donations are welcome to help cover the cost of food and beverages. If you are interested in making a donation, please send it c/o Marthetta Blakley, Songbird Ranch, Indian Valley, Idaho 83632. This is a wonderful way to reach out to kids - saving children one child at a time. .T_,'a Va/l V Thoughtful young people Dear Editor, We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the prompt and well written Thank You letters from Chelsie Testa, and Chase and Cole Brown. When there is so much negativity, name calling and finger pointing going on, it is such a breath of fresh air to see such thoughtful young people. Quite obviously these 3 have worked hard to get where they are but real- ize and appreciate those that have helped them along the way. A big atta boy to Chelsie, Chase and Cole for a job well done and kudos to their parents, mentors, FFA advisors, teachers, 4-H leaders, livestock buyers and all others who have contributed to their suc- cess. These success sto- ries reiterate the impor- tance of community in raising a child! / a, daM/ Cc:ed, .Z,,d,'a, V'Wle/, Demand side, not supply side economics Dear Editor, In 1981, supply sid- ers, took over Reagan's budget. Their supply-side "theory" said that cut- ting the taxes of people in high tax brackets, the rich, would increase gov- ernment revenues. So they did. And since gov- ernment revenues would increase, it was OK for Reagan to increase the military budget. As it turned out, lower taxes and more spending did just what you'd expect. And, so the Republicans became the party of borrow-and-spend. And for 20 out of 20 budgets under Reagan and the Bushes, the Republicans raised the debt relative to the size of the economy. When Bush handed the economy to Obama he had the debt growing at the rate of $3 trillion per year, and his last bud- get didn't end for anoth- er eight months. A debt growing like this is hard to stop because when the government cuts spend- ing or raises taxes, the two things that balance the budget, it hurts the economy. And since the economy Obama was handed was collapsing at the rate of 10 million jobs per year, that was not an option. Trickle down econom- ics simply does not work. The reason is actually very simple. Rich people do not spend money, they invest it, often over- seas. Democrats have always been the opposite of Supply Side of eco- nomics. We are Demand Siders. We believe if you give to the poor and mid- Continued 7 RIVERS LIVESTOCK COMMISSION {heck our websJte for details on upcoming sales. Office: 208-365-4401 1611 W. Salesyard Rd. Emmett, Idaho 83617 Sale Every Tuesday in June. No Sale July 3rd, 17th, & 31 st. Sale July 10th & 24th. Sale August 7th, 21st, & 28th. No Sale August 14th. We will resume regular Sales every Tuesday at noon on August 21st. die class, they will create a demand for products that the rich will fulfill by creating factories etc., to satiate the demand. The economy, of course, will respond. And, the pres- ent economy is showing just that albeit slowly. The President, in his lobs Plan, has proposed we create prosperity by fixing our infrastructure (giving money to work- ers) and thereby stimu- lating the economy. This would work_M, and this is a big if, the 'do-noth- ing' Congress would pass the plan. It won't pass it because they are dedicat- ed to the proposition that Obama will be a one- term president no matter how badly this country uffers. 3"o/v, g/;ll, Death panels and other whoppers Dear Editor, There were a cou- ple whoppers in Marie Deknikker's letter to the editor that were actual quotes from politicians that I think should be addressed. The "death panel" quote from Republican Representative Candice Miller is not even a tiny bit true. In 2010 Republicans claimed a provision in the Affordable Health Care Act would allow "death panels" to cut off care for people who were too sick or old. Actually this provision was put there by Republican Senator Johnny Isakkson who said it would have helped people create their own end-of-life documents, so the gov- ernment wouldn't have to get involved later. It had nothing to do with cutting funding. It was removed anyway. Now Republicans like Idaho Congressman Labrador are claim- ing the, 15-member Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is a death panel that will: "gut Medicare" and "harm seniors' access to provid- ers and lead to the denial of critical care y Back in the real world, however, the law explicitly states: "(IPAB) shall not include any recommendation to ration health care, raise revenues or Medicare beneficiary premiums... increase Medicare ben- eficiary cost-sharing (including deductibles, coinsurance and co- payments), or otherwise restrict benefits or mod- ify eligibility criteria: So the IPAB is required to develop cost saving pro- posals for Congress but cannot suggest denying health care. Not a death panel. Also, Pete Sessions' quote claiming Obama's deficit is worse than the "43 previous presidents combined" assumes the reader cannot remem- ber even the last dozen years. In 2001 GW Bush received a balanced bud- get with a $5 trillion pro- jected surplus from Bill Clinton. Bush in turn handed Obama a $1.2 trillion deficit. Tuesday the Congressional Budget Office reported the fed- eral budget deficit was standing at $975 billion. See LETTERS, page 5  THE ADAMS COUNTY RECORD USPS: 005-120 Copyright 2012 The Adams County Record is published weekly at 108 Illinois Ave., Council, Idaho 83612-000R by Adams County Record Publishing Co LLC., Lyle Sail, Publisher. Periodical postage is paid at Council, Idaho. BUSINESS HOURS Open Monday -Friday 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. CONTACT US 108 Illinois Ave. Council, ID 83612 (208) 253-6961 Fax: (208) 253-6801 Send submissions to: LETTERS POLICY Letters to the editor must meet the standards of good taste and truthfialness, be original, and contain the address and phone number of the author. Letters should be kept as short as possible (400 word maximum). We will print a maximum of one letter every other week per individual. We welcome Thank You letters from individuals and non-profit communi W groups. 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