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July 06, 2009

"I'd like my comment on this energy bill that the eight GOP Republicans voted for to help Barack Obama out. I think the Republican Party ought to find a way to get rid of them because they're hurting the taxpayers of this country. ... And for the 44 Democrats who voted against the bill, congratulations, because I'm tired of my taxes going up." - Hagerstown




"I think the absent parents should be made to pay their child support and be held to stricter guidelines. When was the last time anyone mentioned the deadbeat dads? You never see it on the news and nothing's ever done about it." - Boonsboro




"I am totally dismayed at the lack of regard the County Commissioners have toward the senior citizens of Washington County regarding putting a senior citizen center at HCC, and especially the location that they intend to place the building. I talked to many ... 55 and up, and they all said that they would not use it." - Hagerstown

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"I want to thank the Washington County Commissioners and President Obama. I got my retirement check today and I got a 2 percent increase, and my check was $34 less than last month. Thank you, Obama. You're doing a great job. Hang in there." - Clear Spring




"I'm calling to question the effectiveness and the fiscal responsibility of having three state troopers running a speed enforcement zone in the North End of Hagerstown during the middle of a weekday. With speed resources limited as they are, wouldn't these three troopers be in better position to control more sectors of the county that they're assigned to, than running one single speed trap?" - Hagerstown




"I would just like to comment on the Virginia Avenue construction on the road, new pavement. It is a disaster, and I waited for about a half-hour to get through. I don't understand why this work cannot be done at nighttime, like the big cities." - Hagerstown




"I gotta laugh at the Republicans and these talk show hosts. They're hollering about Obama spending so much money, but yet they spent millions of dollars for an election up in Minnesota, and it is amazing. The thing of it is, they wasted it because the guy won anyway - won the Senate job - and just a waste of money." - Hagerstown




"I think we need to start talking about the nursing homes in the whole world. They shouldn't be allowed to charge people so much money for the little bit of service and care they actually receive. They shouldn't be allowed to make a person sell their home and all their belongings to give to them. America, we need to put a stop to this, and we need to put many nursing homes out of business for this bad practice." - Hagerstown




"I'm reading in the paper here where the Republican Party's been cheating on their wives and everything, and they got a nice little write-up in here, but I didn't know President Clinton was a Republican. I think they ought to go back and rewrite that." - Hagerstown




"Burhans Boulevard: Perfect for a senior center. Right location for potential users, not too far, not too close. Just right." - Hagerstown




"I'd like to agree with the people that's been putting in about the senior center being at the old Giant Eagle building. That's a perfect spot." - Hagerstown




"This is to the person calling from Greencastle, Pa., about the Republicans running out of candidates for presidency because of the rash of cheating, I guess you would call it. We would never run out of Republicans because Hillary Clinton would change parties to become president. And if I'm not mistaken, Bill Clinton was the one that started this whole ordeal. That's to all you proud Democrats." - Big Pool




"I really think all the small towns should be dissolved. When it comes to taxes, I have to pay a county, state and town tax, but I'm not receiving any more services. I'm just paying for someone else to have a job." - Funkstown




"Should we sit idle and watch the country go deeper into debt, bailing out everyone but the taxpayer, while the administration uses doomsday rhetoric to grab power and push a socialistic agenda? Wake up and smell the tea." - Hagerstown




"You got Obama in there. You know, thank you for that $250 stimulus. Do you think that really is gonna get you somewhere? Stop and think about your children's future, your grandchildren's future. That scares me. They're gonna be paying for his mistakes for many, many years to come. Thank you, people, for voting for him." - Hagerstown




"I'm calling about the center for the aging. If it's put out at Robinwood, the only one that's gonna be able to afford it are the ones that have money. People that don't live at someplace where they can get bus service has to pay. ... So only the ones that have money will be able to benefit from it. It's not right to all the other old, older people." - Hagerstown




"Just wanted to know how you all like your Democratic Party now. No cost-of-living raise for us seniors. We don't get that much anyway. Something is wrong with this picture." - Hagerstown

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