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August 01, 2008

"The U.S. government - meaning us, the taxpayers - recently bailed out Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, yet the CEOs of each of these organizations received a $14 million bonus. That is $14 million for the bonus for the CEO of Fannie Mae, and $14 million for Freddie Mac's - $28 million. Something is wrong here, if we have to bail out somebody who's getting bonuses like this."




"Item in the paper about Hemphill and Rooke leave an opening for all workers to go ahead and take companies' money - you won't be prosecuted. It's terrible." - Hagerstown




"The commissioners are considering property tax credits for injured public servants. Wouldn't the public servants appreciate the commissioners more if the commissioners paid disability insurance premiums for all of them? So what if it cost a lot of money - the commissioners' primary job is to spend our money, isn't it?"




"I was just reading the article in Tuesday's paper concerning the demonstration downtown about abortion, and I'd just like to put out there that these people are protesting in front of restaurants, where people eat - that was in the article. If I was sitting in the restaurant or even the little patios they have out front, nursing a child that didn't get aborted, with my breast exposed, I would get a ticket probably for public indecency. Is that an oxymoron?"

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- Hagerstown




"In this morning's paper, it states that the Washington County Commissioners just gave $10,000 to a Little League team, to attend a tournament. Is this right, for taxpayers' money to be spent for something like this? I think that the parents should be paying for these trips for Little League if they want their kids to participate, not taxpayers' money. Apparently the county government's got more money than what you know about."

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