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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dear Editor:

I would like to weigh in on the recent talk of a new school to be built in the Jim Thorpe district. I would like to point out there are online charter schools that local folks are currently succesfully teaching children at home.

I say Bravo! to those who are enrolled. These brave and resourseful parent/teachers deserve praise they are helping alleviate burdens to taxpayers while performing a valuable service.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dear Editor:

It's clear you (the administration) are not doing the will of the American people and throwing another bone to the fat cat insurance companies.

This White House is as shameful as the last one. You are obviously all bought and paid for.

History will record your (mis)deeds and we will remember on election day.

Phil Forchielli

859 S. Cottonwood Road

Walnutport

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dear Editor:

President Obama is promoting a new $300 billion economic stimulus program.

When he took office in January 2009 he said the $787 billion stimulus program will create 3.5 million jobs by the end of 2010 and unemployment will remain below 8.0 percent. Unemployment is hovering around 10.0 percent, and the jobs promised by Obama might hit 1.5 million by the end of 2010, but during the last 13 months we lost 5 million jobs.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

I am very dismayed at Carbon Counties Tax Assessment System.

It is quite apparent that if you built in the 2000's you are taxed at a significant higher rate. As I have become more familiar with the area and the Carbon Counties web site, I have observed that homes that are larger and perhaps more elegant than mine are assessed much lower.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

The U.S. economy shed another 85,000 jobs in December, when most analysts had expected no change or even slight job creation. Meanwhile, the Obama administration continues to push for healthcare reform and other measures that will require higher taxes. Ironically, it is the federal government's policy activism itself that is largely to blame for the prolonged economic slump.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

Thank you to the good neighbors in the 500 block of Lafayette Avenue, Palmerton, who have faithfully shoveled or plowed during the winter's storms. We are blessed.

Peggy Duell

Palmerton

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

Many Carbon County residents tele-commuted or took a personal day during the recent snow storms. But I would like to recognize and thank a dedicated group of professionals who didn't stay at home - community providers.

Community providers give crucial assistance to those with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and addictive diseases. These workers braved the extreme weather to continue helping the children and adults in their service. Many more anticipated the wintry conditions and stayed as long as 36 hours in their facilities.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

Good government starts at the grass roots in the community where one resides. It's unfortunate that a new darkness has fallen over "The Jim Thorpe Area School District;" the good people of the communities of Penn Forest Township and Jim Thorpe Borough are to suffer taxation as never before.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

East Penn Township is in financial trouble. So we were told at the Feb. 1 supervisor's meeting. And the blaming has begun. Blaming allows us to feel like we're problem solving, but it's not constructive action. Blaming also means we don't have to ask if we contributed to the problem. In reality it creates resentment and distances people.

The financial health of the township is the responsibility of all the supervisors. Today's money problems are not the result of any single mistake. They are a symptom of a larger problem.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dear Editor:

How would you like to be starting as the new football coach on a team with a 0 and 16 season record, and be expected to have a winning team within the year? Actually, this would be a better situation to be in, than what our President was handed when he took office.