Mail Call

August 31, 2009

"You know, I really felt safe when George Bush was president. He was doing all the things he had to do to protect the country. Now Obama, he's gonna have the CIA investigated for what they've done, blah, blah, blah. I want to ask you people something. Would you rather do a little underhanded thing against a terrorist or would you rather have your kids killed? Obama is gonna ruin this country." - Sharpsburg

"A woman called in to Mail Call and said that Michael Vick should have received a life sentence. No, he should not have. He broke the law and he went to jail. He has served his sentence and paid for his crime. He should now be permitted to live his life to the fullest." - Hagerstown

"The reason that millions of Americans will not receive Social Security increases in the next two years is very simple. That group, those retired people over 62, are probably the group that most likely didn't vote for President Obama, and hopefully will not vote for Democratic senators in the next election. Simply politics, dirty politics." - Smithsburg


"Sen. Donald Munson's office is definitely the place to call if you have problems. He and his staff ... helped me greatly in a health care situation, and God help everybody if we have the new health care plan that's proposed to us." - Hagerstown

"I'm a senior citizen, and I don't appreciate the fact that I'm not gonna get a COLA increase this year. If he can bail out the banks and the cars and anybody else he wants to bail out, then he needs to bail us senior citizens out, too. My insurance has already went up, the price of my medicine has already went up. I got less this year than I have ever gotten, even with the increase, COLA increase, last year. So I think that the senators and the representatives ought to get together and give us a bailout, and raise our Security." - Falling Waters, W.Va.

"Fifty years ago, in the '50s and the '60s, our enemies during the Cold War publicly stated 'The only way to beat America is from within. We cannot beat them on the battlefield,' which has proven time and time again. Now I think the prophecy's coming true. We have foreign investors, we have jobs going overseas and we are investigating ourselves. The CIA ... depending on how you look at it. This country needs to protect itself, and if it takes a little bit of torture, so be it." - Hagerstown

"I would like the person who said government workers don't pay Social Security taxes to call back and tell me his source for this information. As a government worker for over 20 years, and paying into Social Security all this time, I would like to investigate to see if maybe I've been paying for something that I shouldn't have been. Maybe I can get those thousands of dollars refunded. Please call with your sources." - Smithsburg

"After completion of the new hospital at Robinwood, I believe the old hospital - which I think is still in very good condition - would make a wonderful VA hospital. The Martinsburg V, which does a really good job down there, is really very overcrowded. I think it would be great if the VA would take over the old (hospital)." - Hagerstown

"I'm a correctional officer at the prison over here in Hagerstown. I do live out of state, I live in Martinsburg. Gov. O'Malley just stated that all state employees will be getting pay cuts and days off without pay. He did not take the time to look at all the other ways he could have handled this. He could have cut the inmate programs." - Martinsburg, W.Va

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