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NEWS
July 25, 2000
Mail Call for 7/25 "I see in Friday's paper that the city has OK'd the big tax break as an incentive for the Centre at Hagerstown developer to extend roads and utilities. I don't understand why they would give a tax break to someone and then raise our taxes? It just doesn't make sense. " "I think the person who called about Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, I think they should sit down and be quiet, if they don't know the facts. That is a horrible thing to say about her and put in the paper.
NEWS
July 9, 2004
"I was wondering what other people think about 'Jeopardy!'? Even Einstein wasn't that smart - $775,000 is a lot of money and it makes the other contestants look like idiots. " "This is for the rich people, the rich people who want somebody to make sandwiches for the ladies that don't want to work. How about just making them go to work and get their own sandwiches?" "Yes, I would just like to let Mail Call know that every time I seem to call in, I'm a dedicated reader of Mail Call, everything that I call in about something, it seems to be screened.
OPINION
December 22, 2011
What constitutes a 'fair share?' To the editor: The phrase of the day seems to be, “Make the rich pay their fair share.” This sounds good. But there are two problems with that. Who are the “rich” and what is a “fair share?”   In 2008, half of Americans earned less than $33,000. Most of them paid no federal income taxes. Those who did paid less than 3 percent of the total amount of tax money collected. Only 1 percent of people earned more than $345,000 a year, but they paid nearly 40 percent of the taxes.
OPINION
July 18, 2012
“You don't see very many polite teenagers anymore. I met one last night ... and his name is Colt, and he was with his mother. He was so polite to his mother, and also to me. So I'd like to say thank you, Colt, for being a good teenager.” - Boonsboro “To the caller who wonders why the police vehicles or ambulances park in the middle of the street there: They're simply retaining the right-of-way. They park there so that they have the right-of-way, for their own use. They have the right-of-way over all other vehicles on the street.” - State Line, Pa. “This call is to the Williamsport caller who says if President Obama taxes the rich people more, they will hire less; it's only normal.
OPINION
September 2, 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.
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OPINION
July 28, 2013
“A lot of people keep saying why don't we do something positive about downtown and get some new businesses down there. Well, as long as we keep getting practically everyone who's released from the three prisons close by, it's not going to happen. All people, plus our local politicians, have to do is start at the middle of the square and walk about one to two blocks in each direction, and you will see the answers, what the problem is.” - Hagerstown “This is concerning Soul Food Ministries and Justin Repp, and I would like to commend these people for their fabulous job that they are doing to help to feed the homeless down in the parking lot. As for the mayor and the city council ... If anybody wants to have a party and serve beer downtown, you shut off the streets, but you won't allow these people to hand out food to the homeless.” - Hagerstown “Wonder what Rolling Stone magazine is thinking about, putting the Boston Marathon bomber, the one that's still alive, on the cover of Rolling Stone.
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OPINION
September 2, 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.
OPINION
December 22, 2011
What constitutes a 'fair share?' To the editor: The phrase of the day seems to be, “Make the rich pay their fair share.” This sounds good. But there are two problems with that. Who are the “rich” and what is a “fair share?”   In 2008, half of Americans earned less than $33,000. Most of them paid no federal income taxes. Those who did paid less than 3 percent of the total amount of tax money collected. Only 1 percent of people earned more than $345,000 a year, but they paid nearly 40 percent of the taxes.
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | July 17, 2011
Last week, money seemed to occupy the headlines - and it wasn't all just about debt and politics. Two interesting articles caught my eye. The first one came out of Southern California, where it was announced that Robert Schuller's mega church has filed for bankruptcy. The "Hour of Power" has become, well, not so powerful anymore, when it comes to balancing the books and paying its bills. Records indicate that the church is some $50 million to $100 million or so in debt and has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
NEWS
July 9, 2004
"I was wondering what other people think about 'Jeopardy!'? Even Einstein wasn't that smart - $775,000 is a lot of money and it makes the other contestants look like idiots. " "This is for the rich people, the rich people who want somebody to make sandwiches for the ladies that don't want to work. How about just making them go to work and get their own sandwiches?" "Yes, I would just like to let Mail Call know that every time I seem to call in, I'm a dedicated reader of Mail Call, everything that I call in about something, it seems to be screened.
NEWS
June 10, 2003
Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line. Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call during the week. The Mail Call number is 301-791-6236. You are welcome to leave a recorded message on any subject, but some calls will be screened out. Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "In response to the person with the Raleigh coupons. They are no longer accepting those coupons.
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