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Letters to the Editor

November 13, 2009

Health care bill is a problem of cause and effect



To the editor:

To Congress: Let it be known that America is a country under the consent of the governed.

Be advised that consent is not present to the proposed legislation affecting the health care of every American with the exception of Congress and the president. Do not misrepresent the message. The message is that the voters, who placed you as their representatives, oppose the abuse of their liberties affecting their health care.

Specifically, HR 3962 is more than 1,900 pages of imposed controls, rules and restrictions on doctors, patients, employers, insurance issuers, etc. Further, voters oppose the abuse of their tax dollars for excessive medical malpractice suits, abortions, fraudulent climate control claims, perpetuating a welfare state and the political corruption of special-interest payoffs.

To most rational voters, there is a problem of cause and effect. The cause is the misguided actions of legislators. The effect is the loss of personal, economic and civil liberties. The solution is the removal of the cause by changing misguided legislation or by removing the legislator.

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Obviously, there is a choice. Which will it be?

Raymond J. Bielicki
Falling Waters, W.Va.




To Shuster: Please vote 'yes' on health care plan



To the editor:

An open letter to my congressman, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster:

I was very happy to see you requested that Gov. Ed Rendell allocate some of the stimulus money to reopen the Scotland School for Veterans Children. However, I am a bit confused as to how you can make such a request after you voted against the stimulus package.

You can make up for your wrong vote on the stimulus package by changing your vote on the health care plan. Please vote "yes" the next time you have the opportunity to vote on the health care plan, whichever plan they finally choose.

Please do it for all of America. We need protection from the insurance industry.

Paul E. Danel Sr.
Waynesboro, Pa.




New Greencastle councilman says thanks



To the editor:

My name is Mark Singer, and I want to take this opportunity to thank the voters in the Borough of Greencastle for electing me to the two-year Greencastle Borough Council seat.

I am honored to have received your vote and am looking forward to serving as your borough councilman. I enjoyed meeting many of you at the polls and appreciate that you voted on Nov. 3.

In addition to thanking the residents of the Borough of Greencastle, I would like to thank my friends for their support during the election.

Lastly, I would like to thank my family for their support as I continue to embark on this journey.

Mark Singer
Greencastle, Pa.

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