Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99¢ for 4 weeks.
News Opinion Readers Respond

Canceling the Blue Angels flyover is low on the list of outrages

In her column "An Annapolis tradition, grounded" (May 13) Susan Reimer laments the fact that the Blue Angels flyover at the graduation ceremonies for cadets was canceled, and she thinks Congress should be ashamed for cutting funds for such a trivial "carnival act."

Meanwhile, the Obama administration has apparently sicced the IRS on tea party groups for political reasons, the very groups who are fighting to keep such frivolous expenditures off the taxpayer's budget. It is bewildering that liberals continue to choose to attack budget cuts and to try to shame politicians who are looking after the taxpayer's pocketbook, but ignore acts that truly deserve being shamed, such as using the IRS for political reasons. No, Congress shouldn't be ashamed; liberals like Ms. Reimer should be ashamed.

Fred Pasek, Frederick

  • Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
  • Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
    Related Content
    • Missing Blue Angels? Blame Obama
      Missing Blue Angels? Blame Obama

      In her column ("An Annapolis tradition, grounded," May 13), Susan Reimer writes that Congress should be ashamed that because of sequestration the Blue Angels will skip the U.S. Naval Academy graduation this year.

    • Rodricks wrong on bay pollution
      Rodricks wrong on bay pollution

      It is time for those writing for The Sun's editorial pages to check their facts. Columnist Dan Rodricks writes that poultry farmers are allowing their chicken manure to run into the Chesapeake Bay ("Larry Hogan has a chance to be a green governor," Dec. 13.

    • Protest unnecessary when justice is served
      Protest unnecessary when justice is served

      Have they really missed the point? First, it was Police Commissioner Anthony Batts who wondered if there would be protest marches following the alleged shooting of police officer Andrew Groman by a black man, Donte Jones, here in Baltimore. Then there was the letter from a reader complaining...

    • Batts got it right by standing up for his officers
      Batts got it right by standing up for his officers

      Three cheers to Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts for his comments regarding the police officer who was shot while on duty ("Officer shot in West Baltimore," Dec. 15).

    • Congress shortchanged pensioners
      Congress shortchanged pensioners

      Congress has passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that includes a provision giving trustees of multi-employer pension plans the ability to cut pensions earned by 1.5 million workers and retirees. Many pensions will be cut by up to 50 percent to retirees who are in no position to make up...

    • Compost chicken manure, don't burn it
      Compost chicken manure, don't burn it

      Dan Rodricks' recent column urged the new governor to get a large-scale poultry waste incinerator built on the Eastern Shore ("Larry Hogan has a chance to be a green governor," Dec. 13). This awful idea has been floated for 15 years now and has gone nowhere despite an array of government...

    • Untreated mental illness too often leads to tragedy
      Untreated mental illness too often leads to tragedy

      Maryland has needed an outpatient civil commitment program for people with serious mental illnesses for a long time ("Involuntary treatment pursued for mentally ill in Maryland," Dec. 10).

    • D.C. pot law is none of Harris' business
      D.C. pot law is none of Harris' business

      I am sick of Republican politicians who follow their own agenda rather than the will of the people who elected them.

    Comments
    Loading