SOUND OFF, Aug. 24

Published 6:53 pm Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sound Off highlights anonymous, brief takes on the news offered via telephone by Daily News readers.

If you’re going to continue to print Gene Lyons’ column, I think it ought to be headed “News from the nasty Democratic Party.” This guy is off the wall. My wife says, “Me, too.”

Shouldn’t the Republican-led Legislature save the money wasted on nonexistent voter fraud and pay some of the victims of the state-enforced sterilization. That would be a much better use of the money.

Incredible that the City Council can work on the issue of banning a box from a job application when we’re in the worst economic times of our lifetimes. There are no clarion thinkers, and the citizens need to think about removing those people at the next general election.

I’m calling regarding the article on the city studying ‘ban the box’ on city applications. This is one more case of pandering so as not to hurt feelings. I would think a person who would answer honestly on the questions mentioned would show more character than someone who has to be found out in a background check. I think to leave that question on there — let them answer it honestly — that would show that they were a little more above board than someone that you had to find out about if you had to do a background check.

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