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Letters

  • Letter: Fix, don’t patch all county roads

    It’s a shame what Lancaster County and the  S.C. Department of Transportation are doing to the roads in my area. Flint Ridge, Earl Cauthen and Rob Neal roads are a disaster waiting to happen. The crews that are “fixing” the potholes and craters in these roads are a joke. They are patching the small places, but leaving the most dangerous spots wide open for someone to tear their cars up when they hit them, because you cannot even go off the side of the road to miss them anymore.

  • Letter: Four percent for all

    I am always amazed at The Lancaster News and how it handles stories in Lancaster County. It all depends on who you are as to how the news is reported about you. I am well known for some of the good things I do in the community, yet most of those things never seem to make it into the paper.

  • Letter: Desser victim of Democratic propaganda

    I see that Lou Desser is another Democrat who believes the propaganda that is  fed to him.
    Perhaps he can tell us: What is the difference between the  federal medical plan U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney has vs. all the Democrats in the House and  Senate?
    He states that 45,000 people died due to lack of health care. Did he read the recent survey of how many died due to medical errors? Can he explain why they did not go to emergency rooms or receive care from Medicaid? If you went bankrupt, then you probably chose not to buy coverage or seek assistance.  

  • League of Women Voters congratulates Justice Toal

    The League of Women Voters of South Carolina congratulates Chief Justice Jean H. Toal of the S.C. Supreme Court on her receipt of the inaugural National Center for State Courts “Sandra Day O’Connor Award for the Advancement of Civics Education.”
    The award was established in 2010 to honor an organization, court or person who has promoted, inspired, improved or led an innovation or accomplishment in the field of civics education.

  • Candidates should live in our area

    Our local elections are over for a while, but we learned something that lingers: a candidate’s residence is not necessarily where he or she lives, but where he or she registers.
    What is bothersome with this is that when we are electing someone to represent the area where we live, we want that someone to be from our area, to actually live there. There must be some way to correct the existing regulations.
     
    L.R.Maguire
    Lancaster
     

  • Don’t repeal the Affordable Care Act

    U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney has given top priority to repealing the Affordable Care Act, which most Republicans refer to as “Obamacare.”
    This is despite his participation in a fine federal plan that contains all the benefits of the act. (We taxpayers pay most of the premiums that are due on his plan.) But he is determined to deny the benefits to his constituents. 

  • U.S. debt can no longer be sustained

    While Nik Bramblett’s letter to the editor, “Writer fasting to bring attention to budget cuts,” in the April 8 edition of The Lancaster News might be good for his health, it has little pertinence to the needed budget cuts or the Tea Party. 

    It is not about starving people but of a debt so massive that it can no longer be sustained. You can fast all you want, but it will not pay for the social programs that are in place nor a debt that is increasing by more than a trillion dollars per year. The interest is billions per year. 

  • Truth is found, not created

    The USS Titanic is sailing in a sea of debt. To save the sinking ship, the damage-control Democrat team wants to throw five deck chairs overboard and the Republican team wants to throw 20 chairs overboard. 

    They are meeting in the captain’s quarters trying to come to some sort of consensus. Neither will  help the sinking ship. First class will suffer, as well as the steerage class. Full steam ahead.

  • Republican Party has needed change

    Saturday, April 2, was a very exciting day for the Lancaster County GOP.  Six people came forward to take the leadership positions that will bring this county forward to facilitate changes through the 2012 election. 

    The Lancaster County GOP has been served well by the past leaders, but as there are term limits in most things and the local government party is no exception. 

  • Writer fasting to bring attention to budget cuts

    In protest of the outrageous budget being debated in Washington, I recently joined with more than 22,000 other Americans and prominent faith leaders in fasting. I am choosing to miss a meal each day.
    If this budget passes, some poor children in the United States will have no choice.
    As I write this, Sens. Lindsay Graham and Jim DeMint are seriously debating forcing veterans into homelessness and cutting food aid to pregnant women and children, while giving tax breaks to billionaires.