Letters

Not worth support

I, like millions of other Americans, support comprehensive tax reform, but I do not support the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" currently being debated in Washington. This irresponsible bill will add about $1.5 trillion to the national deficit and could add as much as $1.7 trillion. Multiple reliable ...

Unfair tax demands

Tax as a verb means a strain or heavy demand. The additional greed of the Uber wealthy 1 percent class, and the politicians that they have rented, have increasingly taxed working class families. The Republican tax scheme that is being rammed through Congress with zero support from Democrats, ...

Where’s the indisputable fact?

In Mr. Mannello's Sunday column, "The Art of the Spiel," he says "Now whenever anyone reports the indisputable fact that Russians manipulated our 2016 presidential elections to favor Donald Trump..." he forgets to list the proof of that accusation. Please show us the truth of this indisputable ...

No need to propagandize

In last Saturday’s Sun-Gazette editorial, it was written, “On his (Obama’s) watch,…..the (national) debt shot up by about $9.3 trillion.” Fair enough. It’s the middle part of that sentence that veers into anti-Obama propaganda, “as lawmakers went along with his big spending ...

Parking shortage

I went to the local Kohl's today to start my shopping. The lot was a madhouse but there is overflow parking across the street, so I parked there. I did not look at the sign which said I could only park there after 5, and I received a $20 parking ticket. Yes, my fault, but with all the stores ...

Alternatives needed

State Route 220 between the Lycoming Mall exit and Hughesville was improved a few years ago. The berms were widened, safety rumble strips were added and the guide rails were substantially upgraded. With increases in truck traffic due to the gas industry and a general overall increase in traffic ...

Turn car lights on

In today’s society there are many drivers not thinking of others. They operate their vehicles at dawn, in the rain and fog and at dusk without turning on their headlights. In the winter there are snowstorms in the summer there is foliage and on the trees that shade the roadways. It was ...

Misplaced pride

The Sun-Gazette’s editorial enthusiasm over the jet planes at the Williamsport/Lycoming County Airport is misplaced. We had jet service years ago and more than just to one location. The reason the other airports are used is because of the price. My son never uses our airport because of ...

Enforce the rules

Resource Management Services recycling coordinator, Lauren Strassuer, in the Dec. 6 Sun-Gazette, states that drop off centers, need help to do their job! People are contaminating the glass with plastic bags, cardboard, pyrex, ceramic, drinking glasses and other material. The County needs ...

Too much hate

We can remove flags and monuments and statues all day, but until we figure out how to remove hate in peoples’ hearts, nothing is going to change. Charles Ardell South Williamsport

The Great Deception

We see on TV news and newspaper accounts that the “middle class” will receive a wonderful tax break. The standard tax deduction will be increased from $12,000 to $14,000. Are middle class tax payers aware that both the US House and Senate Bills repeal the individual personal exemption, ...

The need for Net Neutrality

Do you want your Internet to be priced like your cable subscription? If not, you want Net Neutrality. One of the organizers of Hamburg, Germany 's successful campaign to return control of their power grid to the city in 2013 said, "For the public, it's self-evident that goods on which ...

Just the facts

A recent letter suggests that Democrats like myself should read Guy Smith's Gun Facts, version 7.0. The letter gave highlights of quotes made by Democrats from the 1960s, namely President Kennedy, Walter Mondale and VP Hubert Humphrey. The Kennedy quote is a mashup of two different quotes ...

Disputing editorial

In your Nov. 4 editorial, you strongly implied the former Secretary of State came close to treason by selling American uranium to Russia in exchange for $145 million. The actual facts: No uranium has ever left the United States as a result of a stock sale. The sale of stock in an ...

Oil drilling, closing schools

Under the Republicans’ Tax Bill moving in the Senate, it leaves a lot to be desired. Ask the question as to who does well and who doesn’t? The answer is the ultra wealthy win in this Senate Tax Bill and the rest of us will face hikes. An estimated 13 million Americans could lose health ...

Regarding North Korea

What have we got against North Korea? All of Korea was occupied by Japan from 1910 to 1945. After Japan's defeat in World War II, Korea was divided into a communist North and a capitalist South. In 1950, President Harry Truman decided the U.S. needed to become involved in what was neither ...

The real evidence

Secular logic is contradictory. Since secularists believe humans originated by accident from non-living matter, humans are insignificant. On the other hand, the majority of secularists believe humans are able to influence the earth's climate so humans must be very significant. Since extreme ...

Questionable math

In their determination to cut corporate taxes, Republicans in Congress are setting in motion actions that will increase the cost of healthcare for many Americans but especially seniors. The increase in the Federal budget deficit that the Congressional Budget Office estimates will result from ...

The real problem

In the letter "Wrong Emphasis," the writer tries to explain the difference between a gun and truck. It's not the truck that is the problem when someone's license to drive is revoked; it's alcohol! If the driver in question had refrained from imbibing to excess, no crime would have been ...

Fracking ban?

The article about the fracking ban in the Delaware Watershed fails to tell the whole story. Yes, there is a ban in order to "protect" drinking water….but not to protect the water from pollution. The ban is in place to protect New York City from an EPA mandate to filter its drinking ...