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Mail Call - April 1

April 01, 2011

 “All of the Mail Calls on Wednesday, March 23, were good, from sensible taxpayers. I think it is about time that we stop giving raises to county and state employees. We have to pay our own health care premiums. We have no eye or dental. Why should we taxpayers pay for these government workers, when we have to pay our own? Those unions keep demanding more and more ... global wages. Wages should come down. They keep going up and up, for years. Almost half the children get free or reduced meals.”
— Williamsport

“Question: Why would our president give $2 billion to Brazil to drill ... and ban the U.S. from drilling in the Gulf?”
— Boonsboro

“Many state employees do a great job; however, they should not have better benefits than the private citizens that pay for their benefits.”
— Brightwood Acres East

“About the bull heading for the new hospital: Not to worry. He would have to keep going. There is no place to park.”
— Mercersburg, Pa.

“I would like for the Government Accounting Office to take a rundown on President Obama, how much of the taxpayers’ money he has spent on his trips, Saturday night dates, going to schools, bucking for politicians and everybody else. And also too, they should do the same for the people in Congress making these trips overseas, which I don’t see as necessary.”
— Hagerstown

“I’d just like to comment on the article that was in the paper either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week, the 22nd or 23rd, about the young boy that went down to Rosemont, I think it’s Rosemont mental home. He is one caring, loving person. I know him and I know the family. He loves his God. He is a wonderful young man.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“Praises to Tim Rowland on his Sunday’s column regarding gays. It is everybody’s right to say and do what they want, as long as they’re not hurting anyone. They should have a right to marry, a right to be with their significant other in time of sickness. You go, Tim. You got it right.”
— Hagerstown

“It was indeed a tragedy when the mother of nine was killed, but would it have happened if there wasn’t a high-speed police chase? A danger to all of us on the road.”
— Hagerstown

“Just think, if everyone who has ever attended or plans to attend the Salute to Independence that the MSO does send one dollar, they would make well over their $50,000 shortfall. A dollar a person. Everyone can afford a dollar.”
— Smithsburg

“With all the tragic killings that are happening, I can’t figure out why there is not much anger shown by the good people of this country, do we accept that this is the way it’s going to be. Lots of sympathy for the grieving, but I don’t hear the anger. I am angry. It’s time to attack the problem and make some changes in the way we look at the problems causing it.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“Does anyone know — is there an ‘oversight’ on car repair places? An out-of-state friend visited and took his car to the dealership’s repair section and explained his motorized window wasn’t working. He was told parts needed to be ordered and he’d get a call. The following day he still had not heard, so he called and was told the repairman was out to lunch (2 p.m.) and he’d call. He didn’t, so my friend went to the shop and was told a ‘diagnosis’ for $300 was necessary. My friend said he ‘knew’ what the problem was and all he wanted was the window fixed. This is outrageous.”
— Hagerstown

“After reading this morning’s paper, I’d like to make one comment. Sen. Munson, you sure are missed. After reviewing the so-called state budget, I mean, at least you looked out for the small people and the retirees. And believe me, you are surely missed by many, many folks.”
— Williamsport

“Yesterday on March 24, ... on my way out of the bank, I accidentally dropped my checkbook, plus an envelope with $100 in it. A very honest person found them and turned them in to the bank. Then one of the bank employees ran after me to return them. I wish to thank both parties so very much. It’s so nice to be reminded that there are still honest, decent people in the world. I am so grateful. God bless them.”
— Hagerstown

“After reading the article about the Senate panel supporting the regulations on the scooters, the approval of a $35 annual registration fee, $13.50 annual surcharge, you have to have insurance on the little scooters and everything else, it’s totally ridiculous. All that is is another way of generating revenue for the state of Maryland. And people better wake up in the state of Maryland, because now they’re starting to ... because mopeds are just for pleasure only, and next thing they’d be taxing us on is baseball or football.”
— Williamsport

“A big heartfelt thank you to all of our elected representatives who stood up against same-sex marriage. Anything that is politically correct is either illegal, immoral or corrupt.”
— Clear Spring

“I noticed in Friday’s paper where Chris Shank voted for the motor scooter bill, that they must wear helmets and glasses. Well, motorcyclists don’t even have to wear glasses. And I’ll be glad when they do tag them. I have a motor scooter. That’ll give me the right to ride right in the center of the road, no matter how fast I go. Thank you, Mr. Shank.”
— Hagerstown

“If the state of Maryland wants me to have insurance on my 50cc moped, plus they’re going to charge me $35 annual registration fee and $13.50 for some kind of a surcharge to ride my little moped on the roads, instead of riding along the gravel on the side of the road and being courteous to all the other drivers and letting them pass me, since I’ll be entitled like any other motor vehicle on the highway, I’ll be driving in the center of the road, about 20 mph, and there’s going to be a backup of about two miles of cars, honking their horns as I putt-putt along the highway.”
— Williamsport

“Chris Shank, our ‘less government’ Republican, wants us poor people to pay much more to ride our very gas-efficient scooters. That’s just more money for the state. How about going after the oil companies who are charging $3.60 a gallon for home heating fuel?”
— Hagerstown

“The person who said we need another president in 2012: They’re wrong. Remember, George Bush got us in the war with Iraq, and President Obama’s trying to get us out.”
— Hagerstown

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