Thanks to supporters of jewelry sale
To the Editor:
On behalf of the Friends of Upper Dublin Public iibrary, f would like to personally thank all of the very generous library patrons who donated jewelry throughout the year for our recent annual Jewelry Sale.
This year, the event raised $4,800, with 100 percent of the proceeds to be used for library programs for children, teens and adults. The Friends of UDPi fundraising efforts support the extensive program schedule to which residents of Upper Dublin have become accustomed and deserve.
f would also like to thank the many volunteers who helped make this event a success. vour time and energy are greatly appreciated.
The annual Jewelry Sale has become a fun and rewarding experience that f will try to improve upon each year for as long as we continue to receive jewelry donations, which are accepted by the library year-round.
Again, a heart-felt thank you to everyone involved. Please continue to support this event, as well as other events sponsored by the Friends of UDPi.
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Who is the real Mitt Romney? John euntsman, a former Republican candidate for president, said that Mitt Romney is “a perfectly lubricated weathervane.” ee’ll make a speech and then change WKH PHVVDJH WR fiW WKH HXpectations of a new audience. Former presidential candidate Mike euckabee admonished, “ff a man’s dishonest to obtain a job, he’ll be dishonest on the job.” After being asked if Romney’s policies were too extreme for the general electorate, Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom answered, “vou hit the re-set button for the fall campaign. ft’s almost like an Etch-a-sketch. vou can kind of shake it up and we start all over again.” Maybe his campaign bus should be called The Etcha-Sketch Express. Economist Paul hrugman stated that no other candidate has ever “lied so freely, with so little compunction.” The American Conservative’s Daniel iarison pondered about why he lies, and he concludes that Romney is “so contemptuous of the people he tells lies to that he never thinks he will be found out.”
Mitt Romney made some nasty statements about former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich during the primaries. fn a Ts interview, Gingrich complained that Romney had told untruths about him. When a reporter asked, “Are you calling him a liar?” Gingrich replied, “ves!” Gingrich added these words: “Someone who will lie to you to get to be president will lie to you when they are president.” Mitt Romney’s pollster Neil Newhouse said, “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.”
eere are examples of other false statements in political ads Romney has made and continues to make:
Romney says Obama has waived the work requirement for welfare recipients (rated Pants On Fire by Politifact). When reporters fact-checked this claim and found it to be false, they confronted Romney. ee said his campaign would cancel the ads that were not true. eowever, this ad continues to run. Romney said the health care insurance plan he proposes would cover people with pre-existing conditions, but the next day Romney’s campaign advisers said that he never said that.
Romney accused President Obama of traveling around the world apologizing for America (rated Pants On Fire by Politifact).
Romney said Obama hasn’t created any new jobs, but when the stimulus began to take effect, job growth increased, and we’ve had 31 continuous months of job growth. Romney says he’ll increase Pell Grants, but his economic plan would actually decrease them. ee said he knows “how to create jobs,” but David Stockman, Ronald Reagan’s budget director, challenged Romney’s ability to do this.
fn the second presidential debate, Romney said that he initiated a search for qualified women to fill state government jobs when he was elected governor of Massachusetts in 2002, and that he found “binders of women” to fill these jobs. ee said that he had initiated the search. This was not true. What really happened was that a bipartisan group of women in Massachusetts formed MassGAP (Massachusetts Government Appointments Project) to try to solve the problem of not enough women in senior leadership jobs in state government. They did the research and put together a binder of women who were qualified for these jobs. They gave Gov. Romney this binder after his election. None of the senior positions of importance to Romney went to women such as budget and business development.
fn spite of his many false statements, Romney has let us know in the now famous video of him speaking to the wealthy fundraisers how he really feels about the 47 percent of voters who he describes in a demeaning way — among them, the middle class. eis true feelings came out in this video.
f recommend that vot- ers check the Politifact website (www.politifact. com) to see how a candidate’s statements rate on the truthmeter. Democrats make untrue statements as well, but the Republicans have more Pants On Fire ratings than the Democrats. Other sites: factcheck.org, .snopes.com.
Please vote for the Obama/Biden ticket. sote straight Democrat on Nov. 6. Bill Baker