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Mail Call - Sept. 3

September 02, 2012

 “I’m calling about the U.S. debt. I feel that if the people who commit crimes and get life sentences plus 100 years, etc., should go ahead and be executed, to save the amount of money we’re spending to take care of them, and that any other prisoner not have any contact with the outside world.”
— Rohrersville

“I’m calling about a response that was in The Herald-Mail Mail Call on the 22nd of August. A gentleman states that the Congress, or Republican Congress, does nothing. If you look, half that Congress is Democrats. Neither one of them would do anything, that’s why we should vote all the incumbents, Democrats, Republicans, or anybody, out. We need new people who will work together and not stand there and point fingers at each other — ‘You did this wrong.’”
— Williamsport

“Proofreaders and those with knowledge of sentence structure are apparently a thing of the past with the newspaper. A recent photo caption contained, ‘She said,’ twice in one sentence. The very next sentence started with, ‘She said.’”
— Hagerstown

“I have a suggestion, and I’ve brought this up numerous times over the years. Our local elected delegates, they hold an open forum every year, once a year. The public is invited to come in and comment, and they do. Sometimes it’s a very good meeting, sometimes they don’t get a good turnout. The bottom line is, they open themselves up for public comment. Now my question’s this: Why doesn’t the city government do that, and the local BOE, the administrative part? For some reason, they don’t want to address the public in an open forum, and I’ve wondered about that.”
— Hagerstown

“Politicians have one goal when in office, and that is to be re-elected. This includes the ones you have elected to office. The way to put a stop to this is to vote them out, by ignoring the lies and vote for the other guy, then vote him out the next time. Eventually they will get the message; it will work.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“I respectfully disagree with Hagerstown’s item ... in which it is mentioned that only rich people are helped from beneficial research findings funded by all levels of society. This is completely untrue, as witnessed by both my daughter and her husband, who have been treated for different cancers over the last five years. It is true the treatments are expensive (up to $16,000 per dose), but their out-of-pocket-costs were much less because of insurance and cost-sharing from groups like the American Cancer Society. ... Assistance is available for all classes of society to benefit from medical research. That’s why it is important to contribute to these causes to improve possibilities of survival of these dreaded diseases.”
— Hedgesville, W.Va.

“It is a fact that George W. Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress lost over 10 million American jobs from 2001 to 2009, that comes out to over 100,000 lost jobs a month. Why do you think there are 23 million without jobs? They shipped them overseas. Do the research, find the truth, get educated, America.”
— Hagerstown

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