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Mail Call - May 4

May 04, 2012

“Yesterday I received in the mail a card regarding a recycling program, a service I already have. I threw the card away, thinking it was just advertising. Fortunately, a neighbor alerted me to the fact that I would be enrolled at $5 a month unless I called the number and opted out. I wonder how many people, especially seniors ...?”

— Halfway



“I was watching TV, and I saw where Vice President Biden is saying the lack of foreign policies by Romney is really going to hurt him. Well, I remember when President Obama first became president, he didn’t know anything about foreign policies, and he still doesn’t. Remember, he went around and apologized to a lot of people about our mistakes, and even bowed to the emperor of China. I think that made us really look bad.”

— Williamsport



“Nice article on the hotel-motel tax. Look and see where our money’s going. Here we go, they’re dumping more into that airport all the time; $50,000 to the Direct Air, that was here for three or four months — nice deal — 50,000 for the new one coming in. And then we’re hiding the ball on $100,000 to a financial (company). Where’s the transparency? You’re talking about it for fire and rescue and everything. Where’s the transparency?”

— Leitersburg



“Boy, you Republicans have the nerve, don’t you, telling Romney in a debate with President Obama, if he plans on running on his record. Well, I hope Obama says what, well, what did you, what did the Republican Party do for their country in four years, knowing we were near depression, caused by a previous administration, filibustered everything the president tried to do? He tried to raise the debt ceiling; filibustered. He tried a jobs act; filibustered. ... Signed a pledge to Norquist. What about the pledge to your country? Worst Congress in the history of America.”

— Hagerstown



“The Democrats and the Republicans are arguing back and forth over extending the student loans so that they don’t go up to 6.8 percent; keep them at 3.4. It’s going to cost taxpayers $5.9 billion to do this, which means our tax money is subsidizing student loans. I’m paying for my student to go to college, no help from anybody, but I have to pay taxes for someone else to get a cheap student loan, but yet then benefits for Social Security recipients, we need to cut those benefits. I guess student loans are an entitlement, just (as) Social Security is.”

— Hagerstown

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