Letters

Unfair taxes

By increasing real estate property taxes, school districts, local and county governmental units could eliminate the use of per capita, real estate transfer, occupational and earned income taxes on workers. Per capita taxes are grossly unfair because seniors living on fixed incomes, ...

Opinion as truth?

A recent letter to the editor complained that liberals are using opinion as truth and should present facts. Unfortunately the writer did not present any facts in his letter only his opinion. That letter was followed by another praising President Trump. All of it is opinion and no facts. Looks ...

Elite program?

Penn State football Coach James Franklin stated after one of Penn State’s three losses so far this year that we are going to build an elite program. He forgot one thing – Jimmys. In order to have an elite program, you must first field an elite team. So far, he hasn’t done that. Rick ...

Lamestreamers?

I know that the lamestream media is still heartbroken that crooked Hillary is still not, and never will be, president. My only question to the lamestreamers, especially CNN and MSNBC is: If, God forbid, World War III breaks out, whose side are you on? Vic Maestri Old Forge

Health care malaise

Obamacare has been declared unconstitutional. It always was unconstitutional. It was nothing more than a socialist power grab by government bureaucrats and their complicit cronies in the insurance companies. We now have hospitals selling insurance and making a killing on the backs of American ...

Understanding TDS

Following are 30 quotations, headlines, and facts to refute and understand the mind of someone suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. 1. “Under our proposals, if you like your doctor, you keep your doctor. If you like your current insurance, you keep that insurance. Period, end of ...

Trump is dangerous

A recent letter to the editor by Alan Cohick claimed that Donald Trump is, "A game changer. We not only have a president, but a world leader." If Mr. Cohick would open his eyes and his mind, he might recognize Trump for what he truly is, a dangerously powerful, narcissistic mobster who is ...

Assessing two views

On Dec. 3, there were two letters written in the Sun Gazette for which I'd like to comment on. The first one was from Rick Arnold from Jersey Shore titled ''Good luck, Nancy.” Great letter, Rick, and I agree with you 100 percent. Nancy Pelosi has proven to be pretty much brain dead and ...

Not hating Trump

I don’t hate Donald Trump; that is, I wish him no harm. I hope good things happen to him. In fact, I pray that he becomes what he already thinks he is: the greatest president in American history. Honestly. I do, however, find him intolerable, even abhorrent. Why? Here is a baker’s dozen of ...

Curtailing suicide

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in USA. There are 1.3 million attempts each year and 129 suicides per day. The rate is 14 per 100,000. Highest suicide is middle age men. Men die 3.5 times more than women. Suicide costs $69 billion annually. Firearms account for 51 percent of all ...

Disturbed by bias

I grew up with the Sun-Gazette. When I was a boy, I delivered the Sun-Gazette. As a teacher in a special school I used the Sun-Gazette to supplement the skills of my struggling students. But now I must carefully review the content for fake national news stories. The media is such a war zone ...

Love and kindness

What gives someone the right to tell someone else they are wrong in their beliefs? We are all human beings and should treat one another that way. Is there any regard for human life anymore? All those beautiful souls lost their lives because some evil person decided ti was up to him to end ...

Public should have been informed

Why wasn’t the public informed in a timely manner about the brine fluid spill that occurred Nov. 7 along Truman Run Road off Route 414 north of Jersey Mills? State Department of Environmental Protection waited 25 days to inform taxpayers of Pennsylvania, who pay their salaries, fund their ...

If you are a Democrat

If you are a Democrat, you don’t mind that Hillary Clinton and her folks sold 20 percent of our uranium to the Russians. Or that California can’t put out its fires because they are too concerned about banning plastic straws. In your world, you don’t both to know the facts, but you feel ...

Injustice

This country never seizes to amaze me. Recently on the national news, it was brought to the attention of the American public that a decorated soldier was stripped of his medals and honors due to the killing of a well-known, bomb-making terrorist, simply because this person of interest was ...

Finally

Finally, a Texas judge deemed Obamacare unconstitutional. Anyone who took this insurance, paid a good price. If you didn’t, you were fined. And what did the Democrats say – “We have to pass this bill to see what’s in it.” All 2,400 pages. Get real! How many people really believe ...

No budget, no vacation

Republican Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) have proposed a piece of legislation. called the “No Budget, No Vacation Act.” Their proposal would require the Senators to remain in session, even over holidays, to resolve issues related to the imminent or actual shutdown ...

Remembering the gift

The love of God is incomprehensible to mere creatures. God, the Creator of all that exists, made Himself accessible to us by meeting us on our own level. He humbled Himself, becoming a human baby. He gave His life to demonstrate what God's incomprehensible love looks like when ...

Who are you looking for?

Two recent paragraphs in articles caught my eye. One states we should look at the time that Jesus was born and how people were waiting for hope, love, joy and peace. The other said we should have acceptance of this holiday. Season of Jesus’ birth as did the people where he was born. ...

We don’t need them here

Our president and all of our lawmakers need to get on national television and tell people south of the border that we don’t need them here. We don’t have jobs for them, and our welfare system is overrun. Our Social Security system is going bankrupt because of government thievery. Same ...