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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions Dave Editor and Publisher Jim Managing Editor Page 4 A New Texas January Forum LETTER POLICY The HeraldZeitung welcomes All letters should be sign ed and Include an address or telephone The newspaper reserves the right to Letters should be sent to New Braunfels Drawer New Texas or brought to our offices at Accolades to Joe Michie Dear editor Accolades to Joe city for his artful simplicity us ed to pluck the crew off the hook in the citys garbage New Braunfels 14 among many other grayhaired old interpreted as Gospel Truth what KGNBs Party Line an nounced As of today gar bage pickup will be limited to five This is done in consideration of the How happy I am to learn about Michies compassion for the crew and the disposal of leaves along with San tas Christmas wrappings and wasted New Braunfels 14 Reprieve is especially welcome after the recent rate hike to per Andy Rooney While hustling and bustling at the crack of dawn in the mobilization of a troop of love thy neighbor as thyself I felt the sting of injured pride as my neighbors consented to sharing my 16 extra leaf bags among their lesser I thank my generous neighbors for their usual Orchids to Laris for her masterful research on the knotty problems concerned in the selection and use of trash New Braunfels 11 Orhids to manager Joe Michie for declaring the fivebag limit Whoopee anyone To whitewash the IranContra misunderstanding Shakespeare said Alls well that ends Thelma Schleyer Very rich people arent necessarily bad people The stock market is at an alltime high and while this news probably doesnt excite you its good news for rich people and you ought to find it in your heart to be happy for Rich people have terrible public No one ever says or writes anything good about Its a funny thing because heres something were all trying to get to and yet none of us speak well of those who already All the warmth and compassion we have goes to the The heros in movies and television dramas are never Writers always save their rich characters to be Where would Dickens have got as a writer if his sympathetic characters has been rich instead of Rich people are always being criticized for something they cant Is it their fault theyre rich Can they help it You dont hear people going around criticizing the poor and saying Its their own Is it any more the fault of the rich that theyre rich than its the fault of the poor that they dont have any money Rich people are mere vic tims of Perhaps they were born with a knack for making Maybe they have some special talent they sell for large amounts of instead of having parents who were on they had parents with lots of They shouldnt be expected to take the blame for something their parents In a the rich are han Youd never know it from reading about them but the rich have pro bably done more for the country than the poor I hesitate to even suggest such a crazy thought but it seems probable that the rich generally more capable than the The rich sup port the charities and educa tional There are no government agencies devoted to their Its just the there are government agencies devoted to trying to make the rich People have a natural prejudice against We are propagan dized from birth to mistrust anyone who has Most of the famous quotations about money suggest negative Money is the root of all Evil is the root of all Money isnt a father will tell his The father is out all day breaking his back to make more of but he tells his son money really isnt very What kind of a double standard is this A writer named Austin OMalley God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive That wasnt a nice thing to I dont think God gets into petty details like who gets the most money and if he he certainly wouldnt choose a lot of undesirable people to receivce You sound like a sore Political activists are always sug gesting that one of the reasons we have so many desperatly poor peo ple is because we have so many filthy There doesnt seem to be any connection No one has ever proven theres any relation Its even possible that the more rich people there the fewer poor people there will The time will probably come when the rich band together and organize like veterans and The rich might call themselves the National Organiza tion for the NOW for wait a NOW has been come to think of by the National Organization of maybe the rich could call themselves after the name of their It would be an acronym for Wealthy Americans Looking for I thing its a good thing that the stock market is at an all time high and that the rich are getting It couldnt happen to a nicer group of I hope you trust me when I tell you my opinion has nothing to do with the fact that I own a few shares of stock Your Representatives Bill Clements Governors Off ice State Capital Texas 78711 Uamar Smith United States House of Representatives 509 Cannpn House 20515 Senator UQyd Bentsen United States Senate Rpom Russell PC 20510 Phil Qramm United States Senate PC 20510 William Sims espiteJ statin 00X 78711 State Judith Zaffirini Capitpl Statipn Bpx 12068 Texas 78711 Mac Sweeney Guadalupe County United States House of Representatives 1713 Lpngwprth House Off ice 20515 State Edmund Kuempe Texas House Qf Representatives Box 2910 Texas Ronald Reagan President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue 20509 James Kilpatrick Congress needs and deserves a pay raise WASHINGTON The president sent his budget message to Congress this past Monday including a prososal for salary increases at the top levels of By that afternoon Senators Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms had introduced a resolution of The resolution should be Reagans recom mendations are Members of Congress now are paid a Computed in constant this salary is less than members 20 years The presi dents proposal calls for a raise to far less than the recommended last month by the nonpartisan Commission on Legislative and Judicial Unless both houses of Congress agree on a resolution of dissapproval by the new scale would go into effect at the next pay period The raises should be on a simultaneous agreement restricting the amount of money a member can earn from lec ture At senators and represenatives may supplement their salaries by thousands of dollars in The prac tice is a bad It carries a faint aroma of im When a member of a banking commit tee accepts for talking to a convention of an impression is bound to be created that the bankers are after more than an hour of Last months overly generous proposals from the nonpartisan commission brought a loudly unfavorable Ralph demagoging thought it absurd that top officals cant get by at salary levels five times what the average worker But as Chief Justice William Rehnquist pointed in urging a substantial raise for federal the judiciary is not look ing for the average Executive agen cies need skilled not ribbon clerks and hod The pay raise proposals affect the most responsible levels of It is absurd to suggest that their pay should be irresponsibly Even as the ThurmondHelms resolution members of Congress are squeamish about raising their own Voters historically have regarded Congress as a kind of hog trough in which politicians Bureaucrats are always bloated And judges have cushy jobs for This flatearth perspective regretably is widely essecially by can didates thinking of running in 1988 against in Members fear that Naders average workers may take out their envy at the My own thought is that these apprehensions are American as a are sufficiently mature to understand that public of ficials are not secondrate They are as entitled to fairness as those in the private The cost of the Reagan estimated at million a can be recouped cutting fat in executive and legislative Looking to the it might be useful for state legislatures to consider a pending constitu tional amendment on the matter of congressional The amendment has been pending for almost 200 years it was part of the original package of proposals that wound up as our Bill of In the resolution still is pen ding for ratification This is how the longforgotten amendment reads No law varying the compensation of senators and represenatives shall take effect un til an election of representatives shall have Six states ratified the proposal in Ohio ratified in Wyoming in Maine in Colorado in and South Dakota and Arizona in The 18thand 19th century ratifications may be void for want of but the proposal itself appears to be very much Its adoption would get members of Congress off the hook of immediate If voters wanted to make a pay raise a crucial they could turn the rascals but the probabilities are overwhelming that proposed so fairly would arouse little The presidents proposal for members of Con gress lands nicely on the line that divides too much from not At subject to the same income taxes that everyone no member will be living a luxurious Many of the members have children in college they have two homes to maintain and though their base pay is supplemented by they are not to be numbered in the class of Members should screw up their vote down the ThurmondHelms and get on with more important business ay Washington Today Who will sit at the table in Geneva An AP News Analysis By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON AP In a visit dic tated by Yuri the Soviet called last week at the State Department to report a shift at the top of his governments arms control negotiating Yuli a fastrising star in the Soviet hierarchy and the first deputy foreign would take over for Viktor Karpov in The Soviet ambassador also had a re quest to make as he informed Assistant Secretary of State Rozanne Ridgway of the change Would the United States match the Russians by appointing a higherlevel negotiator As Dubinin was to explain this week at a news conference at the Soviet Moscows intention was not to send any arrows in the personal direction of Max who has headed the delegation since the missilereduction talks began 22 months he were the Soviets seeking to engage in a duel with the Reagan Dubinin said Moscow simply wanted to elevate the position of chief delegate and hoped the United States would go The implication was that more powerful ly placed negotiators could more readily come to The response was to give Kampelman a second one he had been in line for anyway counselor of the State That raised his status while he stayed on as chief there is no precise equivalent to first deputy foreign minister in the State Department Deputy Secretary John Whitehead and Undersecretary Michael Armacost are roughly comparable in position to Vorontsov but not Larry the presidential said he hoped the dispute is not an excuse by the Soviets to avoid serious discussions in Both sides entered the latest and seventh round of talks pledging to do their best to reach But while they are close to an understanding to reduce their missile they apparently are too far apart on spacebased defenses to come to Should it make a who is in charge of the delegations Zbigniew the national securi ty adviser in the Carter says he does not think the appointment of Vorontsov matters He views the move as an attempt by Moscow to give the impression of move ment since President Reagans summit meeting in October with General Secretary Mikhail The Soviets are making a symbolic issue of he said in an interview Approached Paul the chief negotiator under basically It does not matter he The negotiators do not have any authority to deviate from the position of the United States and the position of the Soviet A critic of Reagan administration Warnke The problem is they are sen ding Max over there without anything he can And you cant make chicken soup out of chicken Earlier in the Warnke and William a former director of the Central In telligence unveiled a report by the Committee for National a private research It called on the Reagan administration to curb Star Wars tests that might be inter preted by Moscow as part of a plot to quickly mount a defense againt Tests of other components would be permit The idea is to reach a compromise with the Soviets that would allow agreements to reduce offensive weapons to go at his news did not seem receptive to the He said the 1979 AntiBallistic Missile Treaty prohibits the testing ol all components in The Reagan on the other does not appear to be in a mood to make concessions on a program that the president said Monday should proceed as expfiditiously as With that it really may not matter who is sitting at the negotiating table in Geneva
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