Letters

Trump and Reagan

When Ronald Reagan was nominated to be the Republican candidate for President at the Joe Lewis Arena in Detroit July, 1980, America was experiencing truly difficult times: a recession, stagflation, mortgage rates in the upper teens, gasoline shortages, an arms race with the Soviet Union and the ...

Continue fight to replace Obamacare

A recent article published in the New York Times highlighted counties (and entire states) where there is only one insurance company operating in the Obamacare Marketplace. Lycoming County is one of those counties. Insurance companies are signaling a complete exit from the Marketplace which ...

About entitlements

So now entitlements are addictive. A letter written by one of my favorite people states that entitlements have become too addictive to be allowed any more. Is the writer speaking from experience because he does himself receive entitlements or has he quit them cold turkey and come out of ...

Thanks, Williamsport

Our school and property taxes are up almost $200 over last year. The hospital pays no taxes. The colleges pay no taxes. Churches pay no taxes. The city took over 100 houses off the tax rolls, so they could rehab the hospital and build a medical center. Now our streets and roads are in ...

The latest soap opera

I had heard that soap operas were not very popular any more. The new installment that comes out of Washington D.C. every morning is rather entertaining. Let's just call it Days Of Our Lies! Linda Spencer Covington

Guilty of one count?

Graham Spanier should get the same as Sandusky. He protected him because he didn’t want the publicity. McQueary should have given Sandusky up when he caught him raping that boy in the shower. McQueary reported to Joe. Joe reported to the big three, Shultz, Curley and Spanier who swept it ...

Pseudo term limits

Since our politicians will never vote for term limits, the so-called deplorables that are sick of our politicians in Washington elected President Trump into office. It should be real interesting when some of them come up for re-elections for their seats in the next couple of elections. The ...

Too many Trumps

I read today that Mr. Trump has given his daughter Ivanka her own office in the White House. Don’t you think that there seem to be too many Trumps in the White House? Wonder how soon we will be calling the United States, “The Land of Trump?” How much is too much? When will it end? He ...

A flawed approach

There is things as they ought to be and there is things as they are. Our society has moved ever further leftward for decades, that’s things as they are. Purist conservative politicians too often vote based upon how they think things ought to be rather than to defeat the progressive left. What ...

So much for promises

Well today, March 18, 2017, first thing I see is that Mr. Trump’s promise to us, “I’ll bring the jobs to the American people” was another pipe dream. Now after Macy’s closing, J.C. Penny’s is closing to be followed by Sears and K-Mart. Where are the jobs coming from? With those ...

IRS

The other day, it was reported on the news media that the IRS has one billion dollars in unclaimed tax related money. No one claimed it, and the IRS doesn’t know who it belongs to. So I have a suggestion. It’s money that hasn’t been claimed for over three years, so why not put it in ...

Really dopey

People who are recipients of Medicare and Social Security benefits and/or those who are likely to have family members in long term care facilities paid for by Medicaid ought not to characterize other entitlement recipients as drug addicts. It is beyond absurdity for conservative and ...

Let lawmakers know

Today, March 14, there was an article in your paper about the Wolf administration’s budget for 2018. I had just been made aware of what he wants to do. Pennsylvania wants to combine the Department of Health and Human Services, Drug and Alcohol and Aging. I am imploring the Aging people of ...

Letter writer on target about mothers

Gretchen H. Kennedy is right on in her article on March 16 entitled “Mothers who shouldn’t be mothers,” which I just read. I agree with her one hundred percent! I was a single parent back in the 70s-80s, so I was mom and dad, so to speak. Believe me, it wasn’t easy. I raised my son on ...

Jerk

A woman came to our senior center to talk about what Gov. Wolf is trying to pass. She said he wants to combine the Pennsylvania Lottery, the Office of Aging and Mental Health, which we would have layoffs. Plus if you need something, it would take forever to get it. What’s wrong with this ...

Not spoiled

I’m responding to the comments made by Katherine Shipe where she refers to Democrats as behaving like spoiled children. I was not “spoiled” and do not perceive myself as “spoiled” now. As a proud Democrat, I can state absolutely that none of my Democratic friends behave like spoiled ...

Ashamed of retirement system

I retired in 1985. My monthly pension is 1,408.48. How are those idiots getting $7,000 plus a month? Some are getting in a month more than I get in a year. How did Pennsylvania get to be so unfair? I need my pension to pay my rent. So I end up at 80 in a box under a bridge! I’m fighting ...

Blame minimum wage

Can't get a job because you don't have experience? Can't get experience because you don't have a job? Blame the minimum wage! For years there has been a lot of talk about raising the minimum wage in this Country. Some say $10/hr, some say $15/hr, and the latest is the Governor of this State, ...

About those rabbits

Along with daffodils, jellybeans, and chocolate bunnies, one of the signs of springtime is for a well-meaning parent or grandparent to give a child a real bunny. But with that cute furry bunny come years of commitment, responsibility, care and love. With all the millions of unwanted ...

Exhausting cynicism

Paul Rinker alleged in his recent letter entitled “The Real Threat” that the First Amendment is critically endangered due to its habitual abuse by the press, and that the freedom will be lost unless we demand that the Free Press constrain itself solely to the collection and exposition of ...