Letters on tax proposal, new A&M coach, hard work
Dec. 6, 2017 at 10:49 p.m.
Mr. Foster's column on Saturday, Nov. 25, is quite typical of the liberal mentality. I feel quite sure if Hillary Clinton had won the election and was at this same point in a tax bill exactly the same as President Trump is presenting, Democrats would be running over each other to get it passed.
Pass out the pacifiers, folks, to a bunch of crybabies.
Mrs. Johnnie H. Melton, Carthage
We are the Aggies
Are we Texas A&M Aggies great or what? In 2017, we fire a 7-5 football coach, pay him $10.5 million to leave and then turn around and hire a 2017 5-6 football coach for 10 years at $7.5 million a year. That equals $75 million dollars, for all of us who can multiply.
Maybe the new coach is smarter than the former one. A pay-out for a 10-year contract probably does make our beloved Aggies in control more reluctant to have the new coach move on. The former coach is now wondering why he did not think to ask for more years at more money? Some learn too late or never learn.
There is great avenue for Aggie frustration about not winning all the time. We can fire the ones who hired the new coach. Wait, but how many years do the hirers of our new coach have on their contracts, and at what payout?
Fool us Aggies once, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on us.
We are the Aggies, the Aggies are We, We are true to each other, As Aggies can Be.
Frank Supercinski, Longview (A&M Class of 1964)
Do you think hard work beats talent? Hard work is important is so many factors of life. It is not only important in your own life but others around you as well.
Someone hard-working encourages those around them because they see what you would really have. Talent is also important, but isn't it necessary to work hard to be talented? In areas of our lives, it takes the best of our ability to get what we strive for. For example, a nice house, a nice car or even a big family. If you take a second and look around, there are so many hard-working people in this world who deserve everything they have. If it wasn't for hard work, this world wouldn't be where it was today.
So many of us focus on trying to be happy, so most of us would say that talent is more important, right? But if you work hard to get a goal accomplished that you're dreaming of, happiness will come at the end.
Hannah Jordan, Henderson