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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4 A New The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitution of George Washington November Land Commissioner says voters should be see Guest below inions Dave Editor General Manager James Kilpatrick Dont just stand do something WASHINGTON One of the most life is the cry of the frustrated wife or be going wrong Dont just sit Acting on that precipitate corn familiar exhortations in American husband when everything seems to there Do something Congress appears to be on the I TCOPQSE KFESOUJTKN TO MAKE TWt WTCU AUD mrousiy HAPPy VGHMT SCHLEMAZEL NORTH OXTER SCROFUIA verge of enacting what Les calls the dumbest piece of legislature he has seen in his 15 years on the Aspin is too The pending deficit reduction bill Is monumentally stupid It pro bably is unconstitutional if It can be made to work at it will work gross inequities and Its potential impact upon national as Aspin made clear a few days ago in an open letter to the secreatary of Is nothing short of It is incredible that 75 members of the the President of the United States and the speaker of the House among others whose sanity is assmumed but not always proven should have swallowed this dish of legislative Swallowed it The verb is Eyes nostrils the Senate on 9 gulped it We can no longer do nothing cried Kennedy of So the Senate did It passed a bill that mandates these beautiful achievements in fiscal a deficit of no more than billion In a deficit of billion in a deficit of and so by annual in crements to a promised land in fiscal when the deficit would be a breathtaking Anyone who believed these fairy tales will believe the moon is made of Cheddar Such believers should not be permitted to cross the streets without their These budgetary goals are firmly carved from cotton It is sufficiently difficult to forecast income and outlay one or two years ahead it is impossible to make reliable estimates six years For the past three nine Senate conferees and 48 House con ferees have been struggling to rewrite the Heaven knows the bill needs In its original the bill would have surrendered vast powers to the president to cut spen ding across the Thete powers would have been tflgfertd not by congressional but by bureaucratic conjecture the Office of Management and Budget and the Congressional Budget Dtffte would predict income their estimated deflcitsWertnlore than 5 percent higher tntothVhiandated all kinds Of dralttc things would have to In his open Aspin touched on only a few of these drastic things as they affect A cutOf 10 per cent in the fourth he could force the firing of almost one third of all those in Willy the president would have to dismiss of the per sons in the armed forced Because of the mysterious built in to the ship Comrtrtteftoffceould be cut by more Army facing a Iff percent could not decide 90 dams In stead of 100 dams they wouftf have to build 90 percent of all The pending bill qi the most radical seriously advanced dttt had not one hour Of i ings prior to coflsld No analyww Of rHt conse quences ever wei Up un til the very moment of passage in the amendments major significance were being The best that can be said of this reckless and irresponsible legislation is that the next Congress will be free to repeal Because Its mam provi sions would not become effective un til little damageHUJy be something Iftdtt be done about the but tWiblit Isnt Guest viewpoint Veterans owe Texas voters a vote of thanks GARY MAURO Texas Land Commissioner Texas voters gave a special vote of thanks to our Texas Veterans 5 by approving Proposition It didnt matter that Veterans Day hadnt arrived yet because Veterans Day is really a place in the heart rather than a place on the Proposition 8 provided an addi tional million in funding to the Texas Veterans Housing Assistance Programenough to extend the pro gram for at least another two years without costing the taxpayer a single The Veterans Housing Assistance Program provides qualified Texas Veterans with up to towards purchase of a house at a percent interest well below current marketing interest The VHAP is not good just for Texas but for all since the Veterans Land Board loans million a day to help Veterans pur chase homes in According to a recent it is in dicated that for every one dollar the Housing Assistance Pro gram seven dollars are generated in the Texas homebuilding plus jobs are created for In realdollar that means weve already stimulated the Texas economy by over billion in less than two years the program has been in And weve created over jobs in This which makes these low interest loans can be combined with a conentional or VA loan and has enabled many younger Texas Veterans to move into the homebuy ing market much earlier than they could have done had there been no Veterans Housing Assistance Pro Older Veterans have been able to use this sucessful program to help build their dream retirement using their loan as a down payment or to buy equity in an existing it only makes sense that Texas voters continue this tradition begun during the early days of the Republic of Texas that rewards Texas Veterans for their especially on Veterans Andy Rooney Mailbag policy A long list of things that are hard to do The following things are hard to do Get in your car when someone has parked too close to you on the drivers Tear something along the dotted line when the instructions read Tear Along Dotted Carry a couch upstairs if youre the one walking Draw a circle Let down a Venetian blind the first time without pulling the cord this way and Tie a necktie so it comes out even at the Put the ice cube trays back in the freezer without spilling Replace the screens with the storm the storm windows with the Get the color right again on the television once youve messed it Cut the fingernails of your right hand with you left hand if youre right handed or vice Reach for the towel when you get out of the shower without getting water all over the bathroom Turn over the Get the car in the garage without hitting some of the junk youve got stored along the Take something out of your eye without your glasses on which youve had to take off to get at whats in your Get off a crowded elevator at the second floor of an eight floor store when your the first one Wash a pan youve scrambled eggs Keep from getting distracted by another newspaper story when youre looking for the continuation on page nine of a story you started on page Open the back door when youre carrying two bags of Get up and go to bed if you fall asleep on the couch watching televi Swallow a pill by taking a drink from a fountain you have to bend over to get Remember when you last put a bat tery in your Get anything out of your pants pocket when you have your seatbelt Find the light switch in a dark Keep your hands from smelling like gas when you help yourself at a selfservice gas Take all the pins out of a new Pack a suitcase for warm weather when youre starting from a cold Get all the peanut butter out of the Get rid of the toothpick after youve eaten an hors doeuvre at a cocktail Quit a job you hate if the moneys Know what to do with all the wires from two a record player and the television Clean a paint brush so you can use it Not to lose some in the sink when you strain the water off the End a telephone conversation with someone you dont want to talk to any The HeraldZeitung welcomes the opi nions of its and were happy to publish letters to the While readers opinions on local issues generally are of more interest to other we welcome letters on any topic national or international that the writer chooses to Content will not prevent publication Unless the letter is judged to be potentially All letters to the editor should be signed and authorship must be verifiable by Anonymous letters will not be Send your letter to New Braunfels Drawer New Braurifels Texas IF YOU I OWE MYAKMS CONTROL POSITIONS K AMAIU4G SIMPLY IM Sm ITS SOMETHING TWREST Your representatives Mark White Governors Office Room 200 State Capitol Texas 78701 John Traeger Texas Senate Capitol Station Torn Loeffler House of Representatives 1212Longworth House Office Bldg 20515 Room 240 Russdl OX Edmund Texas House of Representatives Box 2910 Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County House of Representatives 20515 Washington
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