Obama did not clearly answer tax plan question

Dear Editor,

In regards to your article titled “Obama lights up Toledo,” (Tuesday on KentNewsNet) I think Marcus forgot to mention a very important factor of the rally that may dim the light. A plumber from Ohio questioned Obama’s tax plan. He simply asked Obama if his tax plan was going to tax him more. Obama’s response: “It’s not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance for success, too.”

Oh, come on now, people. In case we’ve forgotten about the whole $700 billion bailout, the nation has tried this before but with mortgages. (President) Clinton thought we should lower the requirements for homeowners so everyone could have a home – even if they could not pay for it. The mess we’re in today is thanks to Clinton’s plan to help the less fortunate. I hope this was not purposely left out of the article and was just simply “looked over,” but I do feel that this is something everyone should know.

Katy Brown

freshman broadcast journalism major

Thank you to everyone involved in Homecoming

Dear Editor,

I want to take the opportunity to thank publicly everyone involved in making Homecoming 2008 a rousing success! While I know there are many serious and pressing issues that are filling our heads, it was refreshing to take a week/weekend off to really enjoy the university that I’ve called home for the last three plus years.

I had the opportunity to represent the student body and the Honors College on court, and I could not have predicted a better week and weekend. The parade was incredible, and I only hope that it sticks around for many years to come. I know that many people put a lot of hard work into making the entire week happen, but I would specifically like to thank everyone in the alumni office. Homecoming is their pinnacle event, and they did a wonderful job putting it all together.

The student body and alumni were both well represented at the game on Saturday, and if you have never participated in Homecoming week, I fully suggest doing so before you finish your 4-6 years of undergrad.

I would also like to thank Diane Sperko for volunteering her time to spearhead the Homecoming Court coordination. She was so warm and accommodating to the court the entire week, and we could not have asked for a better adviser.

Finally, I want to express my gratitude for the opportunity to serve on Homecoming Court and spend the week with an incredible group of people who did a great job representing the university. If I had to answer all those interview questions again, I would definitely have to change my “best Kent State experience” to Homecoming 2008. It is something I will never forget! Thanks to everyone who contributed in any way!

Respectfully and with immense gratitude,

Abby Kruszynski

senior hospitality management major