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Letters

  • 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.

  • Accident bound to happen on Taxahaw Road

    I want to bring attention to something that is very obvious – Taxahaw Road needs to be paved. The road is an absolute disgrace, especially to those responsible for maintaining it. It is an absolute hazard for those who must travel it. I live off Taxahaw Road and have to travel it daily. Who knew that the simple act of driving down a road could turn into some kind of sick amusement park ride, full of swerves, holes and dodging pieces of asphalt?

  • Lancaster could lose Senate seat if Gregory not elected

    The special election to fill the S.C. Senate District 16 seat will be one of the most important for Lancaster County in recent history. In a few weeks, the General Assembly will begin the redistricting process and redraw the lines for all Senate districts. Currently, half of the district’s residents live in Lancaster and the other half are in York County. Our neighboring county has grown considerably since the last census and will likely gain a Senate seat.

  • Vote for Brann on April 12

    In my opinion, Keith Brann should be elected to serve as our senator for District 16. He has fresh new ideas that would benefit families that desperately need help in these troubled times.
    Mr. Brann supports government accountability, public education, tax reform and term limits.
    I appreciate the fact that he wants to eliminate the tax on clothing.
    This could help families put more food on the table for their children.

  • Indian Land Democratic Club endorses Brann

    The Indian Land Democratic Club is proud to announce its endorsement of Keith Brann for South Carolina Senate, District 16.
    Brann is running on a platform that includes business and job recruitment, tax reform, term limits, spending transparency, support for public education, green technology and open and accountable government.
    As a group of voters, we feel that it is important to elect qualified candidates to public office.