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Letters to the Editor

State government may fail due to GOP strategy

To the editor: Harrisburg Republicans, like their Washington counterparts, have also adopted the “Starve the Government Beast Strategy” to make government fail by cutting taxes and increasing spending. As an example, the Corbett administration eliminated a tax on corporations that ...

I support mission of Shelter Inc.

To the editor: Thank you for allowing me to respond to something that happened at the Dec. 15 meeting of the Mifflin County Commissioners. I enjoy watching the local meetings on the local television station. I want to point out that I was not present at this meeting, but as I watched the ...

Republicans want to bankrupt U.S. government

To the editor: The Republican Party’s national leaders despise the federal government with its taxation and regulations that interfere with their business interests. As a result, they developed a financial strategy to “starve the government beast” in order to make it fail. Postal ...

U.S. doesn’t need to be part of U.N. anymore

To the editor: The great and wonderful Barack H. Obama is at it again. Releasing more terrorists from Gitmo, and organizing an attack on Israel’s sovereignty. I can’t wait until he is no longer in the White House. Oh, happy day! As far as the release of more prisoners from Gitmo, these ...

Social Security increase is a bit underwhelming

To the editor: I am curious, which usually gets me in trouble. I recently received notice that my monthly Social Security benefit will increase in 2017 by 0.3 percent. That will bring the grand total increase for the period 2014 thru 2017 to a gigantic 3.3 percent. I am curious whether our ...

Patriot Riders thank all for fundraising help

To the editor: Patriot Riders Chapter 53 of ABATE of PA would like to thank the following businesses for helping us to achieve great success in raising the funds for our charity of choice this year. This year we chose to concentrate our fundraising efforts toward the local Children and ...

Effects of climate change can be reduced

To the editor: Dry conditions and high temperatures are just a few things that can cause wildfires. Both conditions also relate to climate change. There has been recent wildfire activity nearby in Gatlinburg, Tennessee that has caused great damage to the Smokey Mountains and many homes and ...

Christmas should be a time of giving thanks

To the editor: This is the time of year to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas, the greatest gift ever given, the son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. It’s a time of thanks — not only to God and Jesus, but to those who have suffered and sacrificed for us. Remember our veterans, ...

Story of Christmas is definitely not ‘fake news’

To the editor: We are hearing a lot about fake news these days. Like the news that caused Brian Williams to be fired from NBC. Among perhaps numerous other stories he misrepresented, he reported that the helicopter he was in while in Iraq was hit by RPG fire when it was not true. Then we hear ...

We’ve already received greatest Christmas gift

To the editor: I would like to lay politics aside for a bit and talk about something more important, especially at this time of year, but also every day of the year. Many people out there have been flying around in all directions looking for that Christmas tree or that perfect gift for that ...