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Mail Call - Nov. 4

November 04, 2011

“This is on gas tax hikes and motorist fee. I see in Wednesday morning’s paper where Maryland panel calls for gas tax hike and motorist fee. This is about the dumbest thing I ever heard of, for politicians to be raising tax, 15 cents a gallon on gas. This Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation, all I can say is, you Republicans and your independents and your tea parties better get out and vote these Democrats out, because if you don’t, this is one of the highest paying states there is in taxes, so you need to get rid of them.”

— Hagerstown



“I see where the state of Maryland wants to raise not only the gas tax, but vehicle registration fees. Well, if they raise the vehicle registration fees, they better start cracking down on the people that abuse their vehicle registration. And the people I say they target would be the ones that have historically tagged vehicles, that drive them seven days a week, and also use them for business purposes. That is against the law. And they pay much less than people like myself and other people that have regularly registered vehicles. Crack down on them. They can’t even enforce the laws that are on the books. And yes, I do have antique vehicles that are in very nice condition.”

— Hagerstown



“This is to the caller who says quit blaming Clinton for 9/11. Yeah, Bush was the president in 9/11, but for your information, we lost a great soldier right here in our area from Williamsport, on the USS Cole, when the war on terrorists started. But ... Bill Clinton backed off of it. ... And the only reason why he left with a surplus is because Republicans controlled both sides of (Congress). In 2006, when Democrats controlled both sides of (Congress) is when we started doing our downturn in this country. So thank you, Democrats, for your big spending and cowardice.”

— Hagerstown



“I just was reading the article here about the city meeting last night with the council folks, and I’ll be honest with you, I’m a small business person in the city of Hagerstown, been there over 40 years, and the biggest problem we have, we have city employees that insist on buying old, empty buildings, but they don’t have any money to pay for it unless it’s a grant. They don’t have any money to fix it up, and there’s no way that they can make ... business people in Hagerstown that know how to make it work, and that’s what the city council needs to do. We have too many employees that’s there for 20 years, and out. That’s the main problem.”

— Hagerstown



“Hagerstown caller, you’re mistaken. We have roundabouts here. They aren’t foreign to our experience, and it’s precisely because of my experience with them that I’m anti-roundabout, since I found they work fairly well in light traffic but are positively dangerous in high-traffic situations. You claim they work well in other ‘societies’; no specifics. Are those other countries, cities, what? That’s really irrelevant anyway, because driving conditions vary so much from country to country. I want specific, definitive proof that roundabouts are actually safer than signals, in high-traffic volume, large number of seniors, etc., walkers, intersections like Robinwood here.”

— Frederick, Md.



“My final word about Social Security: It is a large part of our income, and I expect it to be there as long as I need it, because us seniors vote. It’s not going away, so don’t let the politicians scare you.”

— Greencastle, Pa.

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