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Mail Call - Aug. 12

August 11, 2011

“When 30 of our young men serving our country are killed, it should be reported on the front page in bold letters. Instead, your editor buries it in Section B, after the sports. This makes one question your priorities.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“Debt ceiling debates: Did you ever hear even a whisper from the House, Senate or White House that they should contribute and sacrifice some of their expensive benefits and pay? No, and you won’t, either. It was an eye-opener to learn how much money is actually taken in by our government each month. If each of them voluntarily took a 10 percent pay cut and a 25 percent cut to their personal expense accounts, they would convince me that they are serious about the budget.”
— Hagerstown

“Those 125 construction jobs for that solar plant are only temporary, and the $20 million that that company gets back, the state ... gets none of it, plus the state does not get any type of a benefit, other than the ground rental. So it was a sweetheart deal, and there should have been something that the state and taxpayer could have gotten out of this project besides just renting the land out, which was cheaper than what the farmer was getting.”
— Hagerstown

“I appreciate the searching for the clues in Funkstown; however, in the past week I’ve had six people on my property, walking around my house, looking in my windows, walking around my property, searching every inch of my property, to look for these clues. So I’m going to have to put up ‘No Trespassing signs.’ They should walk down the street and look. They should not be able to enter people’s yards and look for these clues.”
— Funkstown

“Hi, Pleasant Valley caller. You’re new to the area, so let me explain something to you. Pleasant Valley — there’s a lot to be said in that name. You’re not going to find a garden club, you’re not going to find an exercise class. You’re not going to find a reading club, because it’s in the remote suburbs. Get it? If you want all the niceties of city life, move back to your city. Otherwise, drive the 30 minutes or so that you’re going to need to drive to enjoy those things.”
— Boonsboro

“George W. Bush’s tax cuts cost this country $1.8 trillion in revenue. The two wars he started added an additional $1.5 trillion to the deficit, and other programs he instituted cost another $1.8 trillion. So in total, his policies cost our government $5 trillion, which is what has mainly caused our deficit. Conversely, Obama’s programs have only cost $1.4 trillion.”

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— Hagerstown

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