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Mail Call - July 12

July 11, 2012

“I’d like to comment on the school nurse situation. School nurses might not have been in every school when we were growing up, you know, back in the 1960s and ‘70s, might not have had them. Now laws have changed, and kids are coming to school on a daily basis that previously would have been home-schooled, or would have had a visiting nurse or visiting ... we have kids in schools with serious health conditions, serious health conditions, and by law, we have to meet their needs. So that’s why school nurses are so necessary.”
— Sharpsburg

“Well, Maryland’s two biggest President Obama worshippers, which would be Gov. O’Malley and Mikulski, they’re all excited about this Obamacare, really supporting it. My question’s this. Why didn’t you come forward and say, well, Maryland’s one step ahead of the game? You can’t be denied medical care of any kind within the state of Maryland, by any doctors or hospitals. Obamacare is something that should have been left to the individual states, just like the immigration laws. The federal government has gotten way too big.”
— Hagerstown

“As usual, the politicians have it wrong. If you continue raising the cost of living in the state of Maryland, people will go somewhere else. If they would lower the costs like taxes and fees, maybe more people would come, more houses would be occupied, more retail businesses would be occupied, the better the economy would be. It’s ridiculous. The amount of property taxes we pay for the city of Hagerstown and Washington County, it’s absurd to double the flush tax, considering they’ve made no progress so far ... Your ways only hurt people. They hurt the local economy. I am a multi-property and business owner.”
— Hagerstown

“I think Tim Rowland’s column titled, ‘Today a minority, tomorrow an American’ was an excellent read. He was right on-point. Thank you, Tim Rowland. Continue writing such great articles.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“Kudos to Tom Wilhelm for his July 6 letter to the editor.”
— Halfway

“I’m calling about ... Mr. Powell yesterday. He’s so far to the left that it isn’t funny. Then you get the next person on there, so far to the right. If they would just stop and think, look how our government wastes all our money, spends it, blows it away, both parties. Vote them out this election and put some new people in.”
— Fallling Waters, W.Va.

“Three cheers for Tim Rowland and his wonderful columns. Someone needs to write with wit, humor and common sense. Please don’t ever let anything happen to Tim Rowland’s columns.”
— Hagerstown

“Well, the Democrats in Annapolis will soon be chanting their battle cry, ‘We need more revenue.’ As you’ve been reading in the paper and on the news, Marylanders are leaving the state in droves, because of Gov. O’Malley’s constant taxing and spending, and it’s time to get rid of these people in Annapolis. How much is it going to take for you people to learn?”
— Hagerstown

“Mr. Gysberts, you shouldn’t need to campaign too hard in your upcoming mayor election, because our current mayor is doing a fine job of self-destruction.”
— Hagerstown

“I was reading in Mail Call the other day about the person who received annoying phone calls from this credit card company. I live with a 95-year-old woman, and she also gets these calls, and of course, she doesn’t have any control over her finances, and I don’t have a credit card. And I tried to press the number so I could speak to a representative, and I tried to explain to them, and they ... and anyhow, I’ve called the Do Not Call list myself, and I just wish this would get taken care of, because it’s really annoying.”
— Hancock

“Why doesn’t the hospital hire the nurses who held the positions in our schools? The nurses know these students’ health concerns and health history. I have such interest in this issue, not only for the other kids who have health issues, but for my daughter as well. Please pray for a good result for this issue.”
— Smithsburg

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