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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

Am I the only one sick and tired of these political ads?

Vote for this one- don`t vote for that one.

This one is a crook - that one is for the people.

PLAIN AND SIMPLE - BULL !!!

I`d hope they'd get smart and limit these ads to two weeks before election - but a week after this election they`ll start on the next one.

Also, how about making donors sign and pledge that they won`t look for any favors or anything if their guy gets elected?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

As a recent employee of a local convenience store, I wish to comment on the number of young customers I encountered who had no idea how to count money.

I have to wonder what exactly is being taught in our schools. In the 1950s it was thought that girls did not need to learn things such as chemistry since it was not likely that they would use such knowledge in their lifetimes. As we have evolved, it is obvious that this thought process is incorrect.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dear Editor:

I have about had it with TV, I am tired of all the commercials and negative campaign issues.

I would greatly appreciate if all the candidates would tell us what they are going to do for us and cut the nonsense about their opponents,. Most of us already know whom to vote for, that is if you have kept

Current what's going on in the State and The US Government.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

Election season is upon us. We see the ads on TV, the mailers in our mailboxes and soon the yard signs will be everywhere. All of the candidates running for office are talking about one thing; the economy!

They have a right to be talking about it. It is on everyone's mind. People just can't find work. And the local economy is really hurting. What I don't understand is elected officials talking about the economy and the need to create jobs but then in the same instance wanting to tax companies that create jobs.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

Recently McDonald's threatened to drop its health care insurance for its employees. A recent cartoon in the Times News referred to this threat.

It might be noted that one of the main plans McDonald's offers its employees requires them to pay roughly $730 a year for health benefits up to $2,000. Since one night in the hospital or one MRI may cost more than $2,000, this is only a little better (if that) than no insurance at all.

It is this kind of plan that makes the health care reform so necessary.

Roy Christman

6495 Pohopoco Drive

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

Just want to say thanks to the Nothsteins, Dick and Darlene, for the great trip they gave to all the Vets to Washington D.C. to the Vet Memorial.

Thanks again, Dick and Darlene.

USN Vet,

Joe Ebeley,

Palmerton, Pa.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

Effective this third quarter, new rules have gone into effect with our health care. You know the stuff that the Obama lawmakers jammed down our gullets since our translucent congress passed the health care legislation.

We were told through the White House to be sure to check with our health care providers to see what was and when will it be covered and at what cost. In addition recently if you did not have enough coffee to dunk your doughnut in, Obama tried to satisfy your high cost of medicine with a $250 one-time rebate.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

The Boy Scouts of America have been a wonderful organization for molding young boys into men of character with the skills they need to be self-reliant and helpful to others in need. A Scout in full uniform, proudly displaying the merit badges he has earned and perhaps the Order of the Arrow sash across his chest, is not the image I would hope to see standing on a street corner in Jim Thorpe, or in the Shop Rite in Brodheadsville, holding a can like a common beggar asking for money from passers-by so they can to "go to scout camp."

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

I am tired and getting attacking mailings in my mailbox from cowardly candidates. Neither one of our candidates for state representative (Heffley and Yaich) has bothered to answer any of the important questions.

Ask either one of them what they propose to do to address the looming pension disaster and they say something like, "we'll have to look at that". That is just one of the many important issues that will directly impact each and every homeowner in the state, but yet neither of these candidates have anything resembling a coherent answer to the question.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dear Editor:

Recently, I attended the Schuylkill Township meeting about the dumping of Harrisburg sewage sludge on a surface mining site between Mary-D and Tuscarora. It was reported that the supervisors received a fax just before the meeting advising them that the sludge dumpers would not be pursing the project.