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Mail Call - March 17

March 16, 2011

"I understand several retirees in the area had to wait a couple of extra days to get their Social Security checks in the mail. The sad news for them is this is going to be a regular thing if the Postal Service closes the processing plant in Frederick. All our mail in the area will be trucked to Gaithersburg for canceling, and then trucked to Baltimore to be processed before being sent back to the area. ... Don't call the Social Security office, call your congressman and senators to have this nonsense stopped."

— Hagerstown



"I'm 72 years old. I lived in Hagerstown all my life. I ride around town, all the factories are closed up, the shoe factories, furniture factories, you name it. There's no jobs. Taxes keep going up, and they'll keep going up higher when you borrow money from the state, what they call grants. Somebody's got to pay that money back. There's no such thing as free money ... no jobs for them. So how are they going to keep us paying taxes? ... So we have to change this city and county."

— Hagerstown



"Remember when Obama was running for president and he was saying let's share the wealth? Well, we don't have any wealth left. We're $14 trillion in the hole, and now they're looking at cutting this and cutting that from the budget. I'll tell you what you can cut from. Cut away from the one thing that most of the people never put anything into and still receive from. Let's cut welfare."

— Williamsport



"I just want to say that I'm so tired of these people taking total advantage of the system. ... One of my jobs is at a convenience store, where I see plenty of people with their Access card ... refused, and then they play the lottery and buy tobacco. Same ones do this every day, and some live with 'significant others' that I'm sure they don't claim, because that would mean more income in their households and less of a free ride for them. ... I feel they should be on that system for a limited time and then ... flip burgers, clean tables, work like the rest of us."

— Greencastle, Pa.



"What a turnout. Only two turn out to discuss the BOE budget of $241 million, or maybe $241.7 million. Good, maybe next year then they can raise it to $341 million. Nobody's going to say anything about it."

— Hagerstown



"I think it's stupid about this new Bible that is going to be on shelves. I think the Bible should never be changed. The Bible is not just a storybook, it's the way everybody should live. They should not be changing words in the Bible or anything. God in heaven doesn't change, so why should the Bible change, why should his word change? I think it's just another way for people to want to write their own Bible, and so they can live the way they want to and try and be justified."

— Hagerstown



"A taxpayer voting for a liberal is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders."

— Edgemont



"I'd like to talk about the school tax in Greencastle. You can own a home here and not have any children in school and you pay this really high school tax, but yet the woman next door can rent and have five kids in the school here and doesn't pay a dime of school tax. That's not fair. They should be taxing on people attending the school, not — and I'll pay my share of the tax, but I don't want to pay somebody else's when they're not paying any."

— Greencastle, Pa.



"I'm calling about today's paper that says about Barbara Ingram used to live on Pennsylvania Avenue, went to Woodland Way school. That was not the Barbara Ingram of the Ingram school. Barbara Ingram that did live in Funkstown, she was a daughter of the lawyer Martin Ingram, and married to Vincent Groh. ... So I would like you to print that that was not the Barbara Ingram that lived on Pennsylvania Avenue."

— Hagerstown



"I saw on the news where two new versions of the Bible are coming out again. We have got so far from the God of the Bible of 400 years ago, to where the writers and the publishers of these new versions tend to overlook the warning that God gives in Revelation 22:18 and 19 about changing his word. That's why this country has become so morally corrupt. Look at Jeremiah 15 and 16. We change the word of God to suit man, instead of man changing to suit the word of God. What we sow we will reap."

— Hancock



"To the liberal's ridiculous claim that Republicans hate children and want to solve financial problems on the backs of children: I say it is the teachers and teachers unions who seek to enrich themselves on the backs of children. I also remind you that it is conservatives that love children, and oppose killing them in the womb. In 2012, what they will find is more of what they saw in 2010."

— Hagerstown

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