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Mail Call - Feb. 28

February 28, 2011

“A modest proposal: Rather than raiding the Maryland Highway trust fund to help close the budget shortfall, and raising the gas tax by 10 cents per gallon, first accelerate spending from the trust fund to help mend our deteriorating roads and bridges, while creating jobs. Then establish an equitable tax on alternative-fuel vehicles so they pay their fair share.”
— Smithsburg

“From one lifelong Republican to another: If the writer is legitimately on disability, he can have early qualification for Medicare. All he’s got to do is make the right phone calls. He’s got to take some action. He can’t expect them to walk into his house and say ‘hey, we’re now going to put you on Medicare.’ He has to call ... Social Security and do the process, OK?”
— Hagerstown

“I just wanted to comment on the Mail Call letter, call, that it was on — in Friday’s paper, and it said who in their right mind would lend this government any money, with the debt that we’re in. I just wanted to remind this person, stop and think, maybe the people that you tried to buy a car from might have thought the same thing about you.”
— Hagerstown

“To the person (about) Genesis and kangaroos: Actually, kangaroos booked early and had tickets.”
— Boonsboro

“If the Democrats are for the working people in Maryland, why do they want to raise the gas tax by 10 cents? We are having a hard enough time now making ends meet.”— Sharpsburg
“I would like to say that Donald Trump finally spoke the truth. The United States of America is becoming a laughingstock. We make these other countries rich and we are going in debt, and this is ridiculous. And I would like to see him run, and I think if he runs, he can make it.”
— Hagerstown
“Is there any way anyone could print a — or call in with a phone number for a tip hot line, anonymous, if you want to report a crime, but yet don’t want to get so involved you spend days and weeks and years in court? There’s got to be some kind of tip hot line number. Maybe even The Herald-Mail could print it for us. And on these copper thefts, do the thieves get wet when the water pipe breaks? And if they do get wet when the water pipe is cut, or the gas pipe or whatever it is, don’t people notice they’re walking around with wet clothes?”
— Hagerstown

“I would like an answer to this question: When these people get caught for embezzling all this money, do they have to pay the money back and get sent to jail, like us poor people would?”
— Hagerstown

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