All voters will discover disaster they created

Those of us devoted to limited government, personal liberty and economic freedom have just realized we are now the minority in our own land.

After that initial blow to the gut after the election, we must now watch in horror as this administration methodically takes us down the road to a nanny state, with cradle-to-grave assistance.

I have tried to figure out why so many people would actually vote for four more disastrous years. I guess we are all going to find out together.

Connie Clark Benson

Hayward

How could anyone have so much evil?

The events in Newtown, Conn., are not just incredible -- they are unbelievable. How can someone have so much evil in his heart to take not only innocent lives but the future of little children? What could possibly warp a psyche so terribly?

The events of Aurora and Ft. Hood and Littleton and other places, while terrible, pale in comparison to this. Why would anyone look at a child and then deliberately murder him? I do not understand it. Is this now the American equivalent of a suicide bomber?

My heart, prayers and love stream out to the families and loved ones who have been so unfairly victimized by this act that I can only characterize as demonic.

May God welcome his new angels, and comfort those left behind.

John Brown

Hayward

How is huge salary possibly justified?

I read the article on Washington Township Health Care District's CEO's salary with absolute horror. Who at Washington Hospital authorized the board of directors to pay CEO Nancy Farber a salary plus benefits of $900,000 (base play plus incentives)?

I find this absolutely horrible. And I am sure that the directors at the hospital couldn't care less what I think.

We have high unemployment and higher underemployment. I am sure that a lot of those folks who are out of work are nurses and aides for hospitals.

Could someone please explain to me, a member of the community, what Farber does to warrant that kind of salary? We have school principals who make one-tenth of that amount. How about city managers, superintendents, and even our commander in chief? They do not make even close to that amount.

Can someone please explain to me and the reading public what she does to earn that salary -- which is more than double that of the president of the United States?

Bill Leake

Fremont

How about a smile once in a while?

I had business at the Department of Motor Vehicles in the morning, followed by shopping at a grocery -- both serving the public.

One, a monopoly; the other in retail, competing for business. At the DMV, there seemed to be a "no-smile" policy, while the grocery engaged in a "win-'em-over" practice.

Some workers are competent while others are competent and pleasant. I realize that the public can sometimes be a trial, but most of us, most of the time, are pretty decent.

Come on, DMV. I observed your friendliness to one another. When you turn to the counter, give us a smile.

Marv Tripp

Oakland

Meals on Wheels a godsend for seniors

I am writing to thank Meals on Wheels, to inform everyone how much the service is needed and what a great group of caring individuals make up the MOW program and to appeal for donations in this season of giving.

My mother was the recipient of the MOW program for many years. She not only received a warm meal daily but a caring visit from those who delivered the meal.

My mother recently passed. Her wish was to remain in her home of 60 years, and she did. The MOW program was an integral factor in allowing her wish to be realized.

I know there must be many stories like my mom's, and that is why the MOW program is essential for local seniors.

Our seniors are a gift of experience and knowledge. Please donate to the program. It doesn't have to be much, but let's allow this great program to thrive, not just exist.

Daniel Romero

Hayward