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Mail Call - June 7

June 06, 2013

“I hear over and over again that a lower unemployment figure will lead to the Federal Reserve introducing a policy that would raise interest but lower stock prices. So why would companies knowing this ever consider hiring people? They would end up lowering their stock value — not something they would want to see happen. What a ridiculous economic system our government policy makers have created for us. They are actually signaling, ‘Don’t hire or your stock value will go down.’ In effect, they are saying ‘Beware the basis for our changing policy.’”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling about the fiasco that happened down at the city jail in Baltimore, with the Division of Corrections. I haven’t seen anything in the paper, and as usual, the state is probably trying to sweep it under the rug and keep everything quiet. But we know that they did a big search down there and a count, and just wondering if The Herald-Mail could find out what all they found, and if they’re trying to keep it quiet. Let everybody know what’s going on, and let us know who so far got punished for what they did.”
— Hagerstown

“This is ... on A10 of today’s paper from Gov. O’Malley, criticizing the policy of the national GOP, he ought to look at his own self, and what he’s done to this state. People are moving out of it every day, into West Virginia or elsewhere, because of his tax policies and everything else. He’s like a pure communist.”
— Williamsport

“I’m calling in reference to Del. Parrott’s article in today’s paper, this is Saturday, the first of June. I would like to know if they sent out petitions to sign this effort to restore the death penalty. I live in Cavetown, and I have heard nothing or read nothing in the paper that they wanted signatures, and I’ve also talked with family and friends.”
— Cavetown

“Oh, Mr. Parrott. Last year he wasted all that time and effort getting three initiatives on the ballot, and all three failed miserably. And now, with another law he doesn’t like, he can’t even muster enough support to get it on the ballot. Perhaps if Mr. Parrott tried to work within the legislative process instead of just antagonizing the powers that be in Annapolis, he’d be getting more done. And Washington County would certainly be benefiting more. ... I have as many legislative accomplishments as does Mr. Parrott, and I’ve never even been to Annapolis.”
— Hagerstown

“This is Saturday morning. I made an effort to get through town to get to the post office to check my mail. It is now 2 p.m., and I still have not been able to get through town. I think this stupid thing that they have, block all the streets, it’s good for the county, it’s good for the money that it brings in, but there is somewhere else you can do it besides Main Street Hagerstown on Saturday morning. Please reconsider this before your project next summer.”
— Hagerstown

“You know, if this Congress and Senate would concentrate on more things to do for the people, like jobs, and taking care of children’s needs and all that stuff, instead of cutting it, and worrying about all these scandals that they create, if they get rid of these three or four, they’ll get another one started, so they just keep it up. That’s all they’re worried about, nothing to do for the people.”
— Hagerstown

“Once again, in David Limbaugh’s article on June 1, he is devoid of any facts, any substance, regarding the president or the economy. Why do you continue to put his article in the paper?”
— Hagerstown

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“Why won’t you print when I keep calling in about the people that walk their dogs along the cemetery in Funkstown, and they do their business and the people won’t pick it up? Especially at the bus stop. ... Maybe if you’d print it, the kids won’t have to tramp in the dog poop in the morning. Gee whiz.”
— Funkstown

“Don’t you like the way all of Obama’s people that are accused of wrongdoing are going to investigate themselves? That’s just like me robbing a bank, and being the cop that comes to investigate the bank robbery. How stupid. And people keep believing in him. I just don’t understand any of it. America is the lowest it’s ever been in my 70 years.”
— Sharpsburg

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