Today's Forum for June 30

"Clarification to one of your readers about Social Security, Medicare and unemployment benefits. From a retired career, labor department employee: Readers should know that employees do not pay into unemployment benefits. These benefits come from taxes paid by employers, not the workers. It is not taken out of workers' paychecks."

"I'm sad to hear O'Charley's is closing. Just another business we are losing."

"All these Democrats that are running for president, all they can think of is free, free, free, give away, give away. Have they not realized what our national debt is and is going up every second in the trillions? We can't even pay our own bills and yet we want to keep up everybody that comes here and breaks the law? If it's legal, it's OK, but breaking the law? What happened to our laws?"

"I feel the same about Kamala Harris as I do Stacey Abrams."

"It seems like the only ones around here who can get justice are those with a badge on."

"Bert Poston did not grant immunity to the 87-year-old woman. He didn't have to. He had sense enough to know that a jury is not going to convict an elderly person for picking dandelions, especially when they don't even understand English. Not even in a law-and-order part of the country like North Georgia."

"Who is in their right mind could stand hearing Bernie Sanders? He sounds like a mad scientist with that wild hair. He doesn't try to keep himself presentable, much less look like a president. And for the others, they are so angry. I've never seen anything like it. Chips on their shoulders. Angry. Who wants that to represent their country?"

"I really enjoy the Forum but I don't enjoy all of the politics. Can we just keep the politics out of the Forum and just have some good, happy thoughts for maybe a week? I'm sick of everybody complaining about the politics. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I'm sorry, I guess I'm just complaining. I'm sick of politics. It makes me not want to vote."

"I know of a good sleeping pill. Just watch the Democratic debates."

"It's absolutely ridiculous what we as the public allow these overpaid, egotistical athletes and actors get away with. For example, Megan Rapinoe should not be allowed to represent the USA if she is so against honoring our flag, our country and our anthem. She is anti-American like Colin Kaepernick. If they are so against America and our standards, then let's not give them any more American dollars to live their ridiculous lives with. Disgusting! They should be prosecuted for treason."

"Donald Trump has done more for the black community in two and a half years than Barack Obama did in eight years. Yet President Trump is being called a racist. Could somebody give me an example of what he does that is racist?"

"After listening to the Democrats in these so-called debates, you'd think we were a Third World country. People starving to death, nobody working, everybody is homeless. Our gross domestic product is higher than it has been in many years. More people are working than they have in many years. Our economy is booming, but according to Democrats this country is going to heck in a handbasket. Unbelievable."

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