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Saturday's Letters to the Editor

Less talk, more action

EDITOR: We sit in our cars at drive-through windows at banks and burger joints, at red lights and traffic jams, with our engines running the whole time. This "green" thing is all talk and very little action. Until our car engines are shut off, fuel is being burned and carbon is being released, adding to a runaway greenhouse effect.

Gravity is really dependable. We should build drive-throughs so they are downhill from the beginning until the end. Those who choose to coast with their engines off from start to finish would choose to do that.

Oh, I know it can be a bother, but I hear there are already cars that automatically shut off at every stop. I am wondering if I will live long enough to witness just which cataclysmic failure is going to hit us first: running out of cheap fossil fuel or running out of air.

I am hoping that there will be a little less talk and a lot more action for the sake of the children.

JOHN STEELE

Calpella

Fiscal mountain range

EDITOR: We were put on the "fiscal cliff" by weak leadership. Any fool knows that one must put by in good times for the inevitable hard times. Deficit spending is the opposite of putting by.

We have been pushed off the fiscal cliff by weak leadership. Deficit spending continues. The guise of a successful solution having been achieved is a dodge employed by the weak leadership to avoid responsibility.


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