Letters

The difference

I have nothing against immigration, as my parents came from Italy. When they came they had a sponsor who had a job waiting for them. They did not get anything free. The dreamers are getting a free ride while we pay to send our kids to college, pay our own insurance, and do not get a raise ...

Unwarranted assumption

In the Jan. 22 letters to the editor, Charles Ardell wrote, "Mr. Mannello is addicted to hating President Trump." That is a totally unwarranted assumption. I have known Tim Mannello for more than 30 years, and he does not hate people. He hates the bad things that people do. He hates ...

A year of destruction

Scott Pruitt has never been a friend of the environment. He spent most of his political career attacking clean-air and clean-water regulations and has filed numerous law suits against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.) So it was shocking, but not surprising, when President Trump ...

Tax debate

This pertains to the article in the Sun-Gazette which stated our County Commissioners are set to make decisions on two hot-button issues. One concerns the Golf Complex, which has been a community asset for decades, giving golfers in our region access to a quality golf course if one has the time ...

Give me your successful

I recently looked up the merit point system now being proposed for screening potential immigrants to this country. Under this system, my immigrant mother, father and relatives would not have been allowed to come into this country. Neither would President Donald Trump's paternal grandfather ...

Comical

The uproar over a curse word used by the President of the United States is becoming downright comical. Our President makes another asinine remark and it is dominating our news cycle. People are appalled or are not. Some heard him say it, others did not. The Senate even went so far as to ...

Kicking the can

Once again, it's time to "kick the can down the road" and pass increased costs on to the taxpayers in Montoursville School District. First, some School Board Directors were just elected to act in the best interest of the taxpayers, not just to benefit the school district. For God's sake, is ...

Immigrant revisions

Over the past few weeks, a series of national events have occurred that were driven by debates in Washington over immigration. First, there was the president's admittedly "tough" description of the origins of some recent immigrants, which was accompanied by his call for more immigration from ...

The correct approach

Tom Eberlin wrote a great Letter to the Editor on Jan. 17. He is absolutely correct to say there is a significant problem with healthcare: Finding the balance between prescribing medication that patients desperately need vs. those who are abusing the drugs. Medication at the correct ...

Only socialism will satisfy some

To all the people who continue to write "Letters to the Editor" besmirching our president: I believe you will never be happy until you succeed in putting a socialist in the White House who will eviscerate the Constitution and create a government similar to that in Venezuela. Only when you ...

Thankful to city employees

I want to thank the city employees for the job they did the other Friday night working at Grafius Run and then dealing with the ice and snow we received. They did a good job keeping the junk and ice out of the run to keep it flowing. Streets were also in good shape. Now we need to get ...

What is wrong?

What is wrong with our elected officials? Democrats are purposely failing to do their duties to pass a budget, something that the citizens elected them to do. What is the reason they are not fulfilling their obligations to the Citizens? Because they want to represent illegal immigrants instead. ...

The correct course

Passing the Homestead Exclusion referendum sent a mandate to eliminate property taxes. The Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office recently released a number of reports to help understand the impact of legislation that would exclude homestead owners from their School District Property Taxes. One ...

Bemusing

While perusing my Facebook feed, I came across a shared post from Eldred Township Supervisor Cody Hoover stating the board of supervisors was taking up the issue of fire protection for its 2,200 residents. Now, as a former member and officer of Eldred Township Volunteer Fire Company, I find ...

The View

The View went off the rails recently as Joy Behar said the United States is on the verge of shooting gays in the street, also said President Trump should be medicated and hospitalized. Quite the opposite, you need to be put in a mental hospital and throw the key away. Charles ...

Unfair

I am upset by the liberal media such as MSNBC and CNN! To call the president a racist and a liar only damages our ability to solve the nation's problems. Whereas President Trump may be a biased and a prejudiced con artist, to call him a racist liar is really unfair. Jay D. ...

True or false?

The President and members of the United States House and Senate continue to get paid if the government shuts down. Tim Mannello Williamsport Submitted by E-Mail

No wonder

So the person who wrote previously that all one needs to live today is water, basic shelter, basic clothing and basic food now doesn't subscribe to “punishing those who make more money with higher tax rates”. I guess some need more than water and the basics to live. It is no wonder he ...

‘Give me your poor’

At the Republican National Convention in Detroit July 17, 1980, President Ronald Reagan ended his address accepting the presidential nomination with these words: "I have thought of something that is not part of my speech and I'm worried over whether I should do it. " Can we doubt that only a ...

Addicted to hating Trump

It’s true President Trump made the “shoot someone on Fifth Avenue New York City” comment at a rally in Iowa 2015. However, the clumsy comment generally appeared to point out the loyalty of his followers. He had no actual desire or intent in shooting any individuals. Mr. Mannello is ...