Candidates running for office in some situations pull out all the stops to win the election. The old phrase "Promises made, gifts exchanged" applies.
In response to Frank Arenson's letter to the editor "Giving credit where credit is due" (Oct. 21):
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I just got done reading Charlie Vignola's latest rant in Tuesday's Signal ("The fallout of politics), and once again, as is his wont, he called GOP lawmakers in D.C. "terrorists" who engaged in "hostage taking" during the budget showdown.
How many times did we hear Obama and Senator Harry Reid insist on a "clean" Continuing Resolution to end the shutdown?
You've got to hand it to Gary Horton. He's a die hard Democrat and he proves it over and over again.
I just don't understand it, but it happens almost all the time.
I was stunned that ANYONE, including my local Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, would bother to spend any money on a telephone survey wanting to know my opinion of the government shutdown and Buck's role in doing so.
The American people were unwillingly handed a partial government shutdown, resulting in furloughs, the suspension of vital services and a narrow escape from a national default on our debt.
The inability of our elected leaders in Washington to keep the federal government open is appalling.
Mark Meadows, House of Representatives member and architect of the government shutdown: This man only cares about the Republican Party controlling America and stopping Obamacare.
Right-wing extremists in the U.S. House of Representatives have shown little regard for the people who elected them to govern responsibly by endangering the nation's economic health and remaining steadfast in their attempts to block or defund the Affordable Care Act.
The United States Congress does not serve the people of the United States of America. It caters to the rich 2 percent of America.
Fracking will create more pollution of the air and water on the California coastline, farmlands and in urban neighborhoods.
Regarding the Donald Robinson letter to the editor "Don't glorify war in honoring veterans": Some of us Vietnam veterans will not admit that the war was one big waste of time. Denial is a powerful thing.
I have never written or responded to a letter to the editor until now, but I cannot let Carole Lutness's "Republicans go after the poor" (Dec. 9) go without a response.
I appreciate the care being taken by our City Council in determining what should be the centerpiece of the Newhall roundabout.
Charlie Vignola opens his column Dec. 3 by writing: "Simply put, what I believe shouldn't affect you, and what you believe shouldn't affect me - period" ("Slippery slope for U.S.").
Regarding Gary Curtis's Dec. 6 letter to the editor, "Consequences of abortion": Words almost fail me, Mr. Curtis.
I have a couple of uncles I would rather forget, but I will admit they exist and I have met them.