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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Dear Editor:

I read with great interest about the destruction that truck traffic is causing on the Ninth Street bridge in Lehighton. I am sure when the bridge was constructed the engineers did not imagine an 80,000 pound, tractor and payload crossing the bridge.

Nor did the borough council imagine that volume of traffic from the freight terminal traveling in a school zone or a hospital corridor. However, now the taxpayers are faced with an upgrade to the bridge because of the volume of terminal traffic.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

For several weeks, we've observed the disgusting, despicable display of anarchy called Occupy Wall Street. In cities across the U.S. these deranged, unfocused, irrational, ignorant protesters, inspired by Arab Spring and European rioters, are evidently orchestrated by the radical left Maxist-Communist power brokers.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

Governor Corbett visited Schuylkill County this month and was quoted as saying "everyone wants money, money is tight". It didn't have to be this way, the Corbett way. There was one prominently conspicuous opportunity that was incredibly discounted by Corbett. Instead of harnessing the opportunity that presented itself in the form of the Marcellus Shale, the Governor used his pen to sign the 2011-12 state budget that denied all of us this opportunity.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

To try to analyze the reasoning behind these protestors in New York City through watching on location interviews with these activist individuals, I noticed most of them were unemployed, on welfare, homeless, college graduates with no job and big debts, people who just like protesting anything with a party atmosphere, egotistical people who wouldn't lower themselves to take a minimum wage job, and even a previously employed welder who quit his job to come participate.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

Big banks not making loans.

Big business sitting on millions and making big profits, but not making jobs.

Members of Congress worried about themselves and getting re-eleced instead of helping the country.

Now they are thinking of cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

You think occupy protest is a problem now?

Just wait and see what happens next.

Keep messing with the middle class.

Veterans Administration can not get enough to help veterans.

Keep raising prices!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

The partisanship in Washington has caused leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties, pressured by powerful special interests, to become so polarized that our political system has ceased to function. We have lost our capacity for collective action – for compromise. Our situation is dire!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Dear Editor:

Instead of addressing the problem of illegal immigration in a sound way, President Obama and others call for "comprehensive immigration reform."

This misleading title should be called what it is – amnesty for illegal immigrants. The United States tried that in the mid-1980s. It failed. As all should remember, the amnesty in the 80's was supposed to be the last.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dear Editor:

Well the Palmerton School board is at it again.

Thursdays (Nov. 3) Times-News article reported a proposed a 9.1 percent increase in Property taxes.

Whatever happened to legislation where districts must hold the line at the rate of inflation? As a person retired on a fixed income we never see this kind on increase.

It's at a point where property taxes account for 25 percent of ones retirement income.

Perhaps it's time start an "Occupy the Palmerton School board"

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

I've always been confused by the phrase "respect your elders" because there are people who are older than me that don't deserve the time of day from me or anyone else.

Last year Summit Hill buried two of its leading citizens, in my eyes, in Dr. Robert Arner and Joe "Chubby" Carnish. Dr. Arner was a highly respected dentist, a former school board member, and was active in various community organizations.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Dear Editor:

Regarding the article about the Carbon County Commissioners' debate held Monday, Oct. 17, at Jim Thorpe's Memorial Hall, among all the facts and allegations presented that evening, there was one stark statistic that stood out. Carbon County has an 11 unemployment rate the third worst in Pennsylvania.

The Commissioner candidate's solution for this lack of employment opportunity split along the usual party lines. Republican for free enterprise. Democrats for government. Each side wants more of their favorite medicine to cure this illness.