New question: What do you think about the proposal to offer those buying new homes in Newton a $4,000 check at closing, with $1,000 each coming from the city (taxpayers), the developer, the builder and the real estate agent? Outgoing question: It’s open forum week. What’s on your mind? • President Obama is doing a good job, and he’s not hiding in the White House like the last one. • I want to commend Dillon’s stores for providing sanitary wipes for the shopping carts. In light of the recent swine flu, I would like to encourage other places selling groceries to do the same. I would like to also see restaurants that have buffets to have sanitary dispensers at the start of the line. Until then, patrons wash your hands before you serve yourself at the buffet, for the sake of better health of all.

• The odds of being killed by a person who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs are far greater than what getting the swine flu might do to me.

• If the city wants to do something about the grass clippings out in the middle of the street, go by the 500 block of Kansas Avenue and take a look. I saw a guy mow that stuff out in the street.

• Picky, picky, picky. You Republicans are just mad because Obama is a Democrat. You will never admit he is doing a good job, and he is trying to save the country.