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Letters

  • Christmas Jar can help local family

    To the editor: My husband and I watched Glenn Beck’s show this past Wednesday. He was talking about “The Christmas Jar.” He read the book, and his family has been doing it for five years.

    You save your change all year in a jar and then anonymously give it to a deserving family. Hopefully, some day they will be able to pay it forward.

    He went on to say if you hadn’t started, you could catch up and still do it this year. Don’t wait and start next year.

  • Feral animal problem?

    To the editor: If Don Yousey is convinced 60 percent of animals his men pick up are feral, then Brunswick County, you have a problem! You are all in danger!

    Or maybe he’s just trying to justify using that dinosaur to kill them in. What an outrageous thing to say. You poor taxpayers will be paying through the nose to keep that secondhand archaic form of killing repaired and safe. That is why the Reidsville Animal Shelter got rid of it. It’s a money pit.

  • McIntyre got vote right

    To the editor: I have been critical of Rep. Mike McIntyre on several occasions. I have not always agreed with him on some of his decisions; however, on his vote regarding national healthcare, he voted correctly.

    Who in his right mind would buy a pig in a poke, which is what the Democrats offer us?

    I have counted and the Democrat leadership has made 297 statements in regard to healthcare, and they have contradicted themselves about half of the time.

    Who would buy a house and move in without knowing what the cost would be? No one.

  • Hagan had distorted facts

    To the editor: In last week’s paper, an article mentioned Sen. Kay Hagan’s support of the Reid Senate Health Care Bill. She says we spend more than any other developed nation on healthcare with no better outcome.

    Really? This data is from the discredited U.N. World Health Organization study, which by the way, found the life expectancy in the U.S. ranks just behind Cuba, in spite of the fact Cuba’s spending is a fraction of the spending in the United States.

  • Will mandates govern your healthcare?

    To the editor: Breast cancer is 25 percent of all cancers out there. Breast cancer in women in their 40s is aggressive.

    New guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, made up of no oncology experts, recommend women in their 40s no longer have annual mammograms. Most insurers and the Medicare program said they would ignore the panel’s recommendation, as it should be. But Obama-care will mandate by law that this task force will provide the new regulations that micromanage all health insurance decisions (see section 2713 of the Senate bill).

  • Records fees will break the law

    To the editor: Your editorial gets right to the point: "The school board is seriously considering violating the North Carolina public records law."

    One shouldn’t be surprised by their brazen willingness to again flip off the public. This is the same inept gang that plotted behind the scenes to keep schoolchildren from hearing a speech by their president and were exposed to widespread ridicule when their “confidential” e-mails were unexpectedly made public by a vigilant press.

  • Speak out against Cap and Trade

    To the editor: With the recent scandal involving Climate-gate, which hasn’t been covered by the mainstream media, the proposed Cap and Trade Bill is obsolete.

    Scientists who championed global warming research altered documents by changing numbers to “hide the decline” in temperatures and refused to disclose documents despite the Freedom of Information Act.

    In e-mails recently exposed, there was collusion in the destruction of these documents.

  • Proposed healthcare bill is a fraud

    To the editor: This week all the Senate Democrats voted to debate the Harry Reid Health Care bill.

    This bill is a total fraud and an assault on common sense.

    The idea this can be debated is beyond comprehension of anyone with an ounce of common sense.

    The bill is called deficit neutral, meaning taxes and savings equal the cost. The bill claims this by taxing us 10 years yet spending over six years. This is like paying on a mortgage on your new house for four years before you can move in.

  • Thanks for help with benefit

    To the editor: A heartfelt thank-you goes out to all who volunteered and sponsored the charity benefit for Hilda Smith on Nov. 19

    I truly appreciate your compassion and generosity to help me as I battle amyloidosis. It was good to see many of my former students and get them to reminisce, and to see former colleagues and good friends.

    Your monetary gifts are a blessing, and I know God will bless you in return.

    Always have hope, look up and smile.

    Thank you again for blessing me with your love.

  • McIntyre's shameful vote

    To the editor: Mike McIntyre said he voted “no” for the healthcare reform bill because it need more cost-study time.

    What a pathetic answer. Healthcare reform has been studied for more than 60 years.

    Mike joined with several other Democrats who like to call themselves “Blue Dog Democrats.” They have the wrong color. They should be called “Yellow Dog Democrats.”