Mr. Craig Weber in the news

Cross-posted from the Onslow County Politics Web-log.

The Jacksonville Daily News published this article on Mr. Weber in today’s print edition and online here. It’s a good profile of Mr. Weber.

I will have, within a day or two, my own profile of Mr. Weber written from the hour-long conversation I had with him last week.

Visit Mr. Weber’s website for more information and keep your browser loaded to Onslow County Politics and BlueNC.

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Great Thomas!

I'll go read the article now. I'm glad Craig is getting some attention from the press. I am looking forward to your profile/interview.

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Weber, who said he served in the Marines from 1968 through 1970, said taking care of the military will be one of his top priorities if he’s elected.

“I think one of the biggest complaints I get is the lack of medical attention for veterans,” he said. “They are told one thing and given another.”

As a solution, Weber proposes that all military members who serve for at least 10 years will never have to pay personal taxes. They would also receive medical coverage “beyond what is offered today.”

“A total package to take care of our military and their families,” he said.

The reason I don't like this is that it plays into the Republican theme that taxes are a burden and not the admission fee to good roads, safe food, safe drugs, a (formerly) well-equipped armed forced, etc.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

LTE Daily News

Dear Editor:

In 1994, Walter Jones signed the Republican Contract With America, which among other things called for limiting terms of Congressmen to 12 years total. Which makes it all the more difficult to understand why Mr. Jones is once again running for Congress.

While Mr. Jones may not be able to single-handedly enforce all parts of the Contract With America, the part regarding term limits can be done simply and easily. All it takes is keeping his word. I suppose that's too much to ask.