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Mail Call - April 29

April 28, 2011

"I enjoy seeing the balloons, the balloon art in the downtown area of Hagerstown. Good job, guys. Wouldn't mind having one of those in my yard."

— Hagerstown


"I heard President Obama is looking for a new slogan to run for re-election. I say run on change again, and change everything he did the first four years."

— Boonsboro

       
"Leonard Pitts' article stating that the Civil War was just about slavery made many good points. It was about slavery, for the rich aristocrats and politicians. However, 95 percent of the Southern fighting men didn't own slaves. They fought for what they thought was invasion of their land and state's rights. There are many quotes from Southern soldiers stating that they were not dying for the rich man's slaves. Like all wars, a soldier really fights for himself and his fellow comrades. As a Southerner, we honor the Rebels' bravery and courage."

— Hagerstown


"This is in response to the Chambersburg, Pa., caller saying the top 1 percent of the wage earners pay 71 percent of all the income taxes. ... Just because he says it's a fact doesn't mean that it is a fact. And even if it is a fact, all those numbers tell me is that if they pay 71 percent of the taxes, then they have 71 percent of the total dollars in this whole country. That means the other 99 percent of the people have to scrape for the other 29 percent of the money that's out there. That means these people are way overpaid, and they should pay more."

— Hagerstown

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"I'm calling to let readers know that my favorite library is Williamsport library. If you get a chance to stop by there, I'm sure you'll be very pleased with the service that you get. I live in Clear Spring, so obviously I love Clear Spring library, too, but I am really impressed with how friendly the people who work at Williamsport are."

— Clear Spring



"I'm just watching an episode of this Ken Burns special, Civil War. Let me get this straight. They hanged John Brown for treason, because he was fighting for the blacks, and he fired upon the soldiers. Well, isn't that what, exactly what the South did? I mean, if Lincoln wanted to, as to the war, he could have hanged Lee and everybody, but he didn't. And what'd he get for it? He got shot and killed by Southern sympathizers. Now, who was right and who was wrong? I'm sorry, but the North was right."

— Hagerstown



"There's a lot of concern lately about kids not getting exercise. They're inside with TV and these handheld games and all that. Well, I've got a suggestion. When I was growing up, school buildings were two or three stories high, which meant that the kids had to go up and down the stairs to their classes. Instead, we put a lot of money into these huge campuses with one-story buildings. Ah, but anyway, if we built the two-story, our public would demand escalators for our children, wouldn't they?"

— Hagerstown



"This is for the Chambersburg, Pa., person who thinks the top 1 percent of earners pay 71 percent of the federal income tax. Guess again. They did when Ronald Reagan was in office. They paid 94 percent when Richard Nixon was in office, but today they pay 34 percent. And you know, I don't know where you get your facts, but you need to look them up and get them right. The other thing is, rich people don't have ... they have accountants and they have tax shelters, and they also have a lot of it offshore."

— Washington County



"I'm looking at The Herald-Mail today on Wednesday, and the headline says 'County board approves fee hikes,' and then yesterday, you all had the wages of the county and the city workers. I think it's terrible, people making $120,000 and $110,000 a year, and husband and wife working in the same departments, and people on Social Security getting ... expect us to pay their wages and all. Landfill use going up, water and sewer going up. How are people on fixed incomes going to pay these bills?"

— Hagerstown

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