“Smithsburg, pharmaceuticals give a lot of medicine away, but the liberal media never mentions this. It takes years of research to develop drugs. Pharmaceutical companies had their taxes raised quite a bit by President Obama, and like everything else, it is passed on to the customer. Obama knew this, yet he claims to be trying to help lower prices. Manufacturers of medical devices have seen a big tax increase, which hurts seniors. GE got the medical device manufacturing contract, and now China has that.”
“Tim Rowland was right on with his Oct. 25 column on Meritus’ new policy on giving out patient condition. I recently was discharged from Meritus after major surgery. A friend stopped by that afternoon to see me, and was told by a stern, no-smile person at the information desk that ‘he is no longer a patient.’ My friend asked, ‘That’s good, right?’ Again a somber, robotic response, ‘He is no longer a patient.’ That kind of response is more hurtful than helpful.”
“This is to the person from Clear Spring, talking about not giving some fire departments gaming money for a year. Do you realize how much a new fire engine costs, or how much money it takes to operate a station? Also, the fire stations that have a paid driver during the day, that money to pay that driver comes from the department’s own money.”
“This is to the person from Hagerstown complaining about the fire companies not having to contribute any gaming money they make. There is nothing wrong with that, and it doesn’t need to be changed.”
“The Herald-Mail has been doing a fantastic job on their exposés of things like the mishandling of the fire and rescue money, and I would like to see them do a story on how long and how much money has been spent on the fixing up of downtown Hagerstown ... over all these years.”
“I don’t know who is in charge, but Edgewood Drive and Route 40, they need to get the right-turn-only lanes and the through lanes marked properly. It’s been a long time. They need to finish that job, and do it correctly.”
“I just heard that Rick Perry thinks it’s fun to taunt President Obama concerning his birth certificate. Most likely he was a schoolyard bully. Republicans ... you should be so proud of your candidate, a 59-year-old bully.”
— Flintstone, Md.
“I’d like to know how to get in contact with the immigration board. I just found out that there’s a person who is in the U.S. illegal. His visa or whatever it was ran out at the first of the year, and I’d just like to know how to get in contact with the immigration board. If anybody knows, please put it in Mail Call.”
“Concerning people out there using the system, such as the unemployment system and the welfare system, I feel they need to put a stop to some of the wasteful spending in our country. For example, I don’t feel it’s right for a lot of these women to continue bringing children into this world and then getting on the welfare system to pay for it all. Also, the people who are abusing the unemployment system by continuing to sit instead of trying to get another job, keep drawing unemployment. I feel they need to put a stop to both.”
— Greencastle, Pa.