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Letters to the Editor
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    December 17, 2011

    Some solutions for solving D.C. gridlock

    My solution to the gridlock in Washington, D.C: As soon as the government shuts down, all salaries to senators and representatives shall cease to be paid pending passage of the budget bill. Their staffs will be required to leave their offices until a budget bill is passed. No senator or congress person will be allowed […]

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    December 17, 2011

    Why is government intimidated by Occupiers?

    Why is our government and our law enforcement so intimidated by the Occupy movement? These taxpaying Americans are expressing the right to disagree with people who earn millions of dollars for doing nothing while hardworking, underpaid Americans get taken advantage of. The law in this country is not fair or equal. The United States is […]

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    December 17, 2011

    Let elected officials do the job we hired them to do

    I am more confident than ever that our state government will make the right budgetary decisions. They have noticed from the declining tax revenue that we are all struggling and raising taxes or taking on more debt will only cripple us more. They are aware that we find spending more than we have and robbing […]

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    December 16, 2011

    Selectwoman’s arrest actually hurt her cause

    Like it or not, elected officials are held to a higher standard, and rightly so. They are expected to be the leaders their positions require. If somebody disagrees with a law or issue, then they should work through long-established legal processes of changing it. After all legal procedures have been exhausted, only then should civil […]

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    December 16, 2011

    Veterinarian will be missed by owners, pets

    I was stunned to hear that veterinarian Dr. Alan Slack had passed away. it seemed only yesterday he was helping our Bunny cat’s injured tail with his gentle, always kind way. Jesus must have been searching for a veterinarian to help care for all the animals in heaven. I believe he has filled the position […]

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    December 16, 2011

    Sympathy given to family, friends of veterinarian

    A great man, Dr. Alan Slack, has passed. The death of this wonderful, kind and caring friend and veterinarian was a shock to all who knew and loved him, and his loss will be felt for a long time. Dr. Slack was always there for us, day or night, when our pets needed him. Over […]

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    December 16, 2011

    Against natural gas line

    When I first heard about the natural gas line that may be installed through Farmingdale, I thought it was good to give people another source of heat. Then I got a letter showing the main route of the gas line; it goes right by our home on Northern Avenue. That didn’t bother me, but what […]

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    December 16, 2011

    ‘An act of God’ — let’s keep God out of politics

    In response to Maine Housing Board Chairman Peter Anastos’ remark (KJ, Dec. 4) that Dale McCormick could lose her job only by “an act of God,” may I suggest that that may be how she got it. On one hand, let’s keep God out of politics, and, on the other hand, whose God? Don Stratton […]

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    December 16, 2011

    No one should be banned from state property

    Capitol Police have forbidden nine supporters and one long-time occupant of Occupy Augusta from entering Capitol Park, the Blaine House grounds, the State House or any state property in Augusta. They were given criminal trespass notices with no expiration date. If they attend a public hearing or lobby in the State House, they could spend […]

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    December 16, 2011

    Ashamed of all those in office, what they are doing

    I never thought I would see the day that politicians could make such a mess of this country. I realize that the liberals have been working at it for a long time, and they seem to be succeeding at the moment. I did not realize that there were so many Marxists and communists in this […]