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Letters

  • Opinions on health-care act

    Act needed, just like Social Security
    First and foremost: Health-care providers are for-profit organizations. The health act was needed! It is a first step. I have not read the bill in its entirety, therefore, I cannot say yea or nay about this bill as a whole. There are good and bad points. Remember, when this was passed, it was to be a work in progress; changes are expected.

  • Opinions on health-care act

    Presented to Congress on a “Vote ‘aye’ for this so you can have a chance to read it” basis, this bill was passed by Congress without thought or reflection. To my knowledge, no thorough, systematic, complete review of what this bill will and will not do has ever been presented to the American people.

  • No traffic fatalities in county during Fourth holiday

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Lancaster County for enjoying our nation’s Independence Day celebrations without experiencing a highway fatality within our county.
    It is very rewarding to see your cooperation through utilizing safe driving practices, which can save your life and mine.
    Unfortunately, not all our friends and neighbors practice safe driving habits. Speeding, seat-belt violations and DUI are all things that troopers dealt with over the holiday period.

  • Time to get handle on employees salaries 

    I have been learning more and more about how many state, county, local and school administrators are actually being paid a salary that is tens of thousands of dollars more than the state governor is paid.
    If you ask me – and hopefully the over-whelming majority of tax payers feel the same way – this is an absolute waste of taxpayer dollars and probably one of the main reasons why taxes are so high and continuing to go up.

  • Writer appreciates Thomas’ analysis

    A great big thank you to Dr. Lee Thomas for his very informative article about Obamacare in his guest column, “Medical care in America has reached crossroads,” in the July 11 edition of The Lancaster News. It’s great to hear an analysis that does not contain politicized comments and viewpoints.
    It would be good to hear assessments of Obamacare from other physcians and health-care providers.

    Nelson Thompson
    Indian Land
     

  • Health-care bill needs to be repealed

    Dr. Lee Thomas’ guest column, “Medical care in America has reached crossroads,” in the July 11 edition of The Lancaster News was excellent and confirms another article I read regarding Massachusetts. It states that 98 percent of Massachusetts’ residents now do have health-care coverage. However, one in seven cannot find a doctor.

  • Running Doc Garris Road stop sign dangerous

    This letter is to the people who constantly run the stop sign on West Doc Garris Road at the railroad tracks. I have good and bad news for you. The highway patrol said that they can’t do anything about it because there are only two patrolmen in the county, The bad news is that I am tired of almost being hit by you when I try to turn left.
    If you don’t have time to stop, try leaving home two minutes earlier.

    Paul Williams
    Lancaste

  • Careful how you pick your friends

    This is in response to Indian Land resident Beverly Lynch’s guest column, “Are any public servants willing to help public?” in the June 15 edition of The Lancaster News.
    Lynch mentioned that Moni Basu has become her friend. Basu is the CNN reporter who cast Lancaster as a downtrodden, backward and desolate town in her January article, “In hard-hit S.C. town, faith and finances fuel political decisions.”
    I now feel sorry for Ms. Basu. With friends like Ms. Lynch, who needs...

    Kim Snipes
    Heath Springs

  • Time to replace judges, solicitors in Lancaster

    Editor’s note: Jaylen Jackson, 3, was killed when she got caught in the crossfire of a gunfight in May 2010.
    I want to address Sonny Plyler’s letter, “Justice system allows criminals free rein” about the justuce system in the July 1 edition of The Lancaster News. I totally agree. We need to replace judges and solicitors.
    I sat through the trial of the two men who were involved in my 3-year-old grandbaby’s death.
    The judge and the solicitor were pathetic. The outcome of the trial was sickening.

  • Please donate to local food pantry, too

    I was delighted that Karen White, the ministries director of community and spiritual development for Inspiration Ministries, learned of the desperate need facing HOPE in Lancaster and decided to do something about it.
    The response was great from the employees and the Cerullos, who also contributed a generous gift.
    I too have supported HOPE. I think Elaine Adkins and her staff have done a remarkable job for Lancaster.
    I wish that White would have ventured about 3 miles south of Inspiration Ministries and found the Belair United Methodist Church food bank.