Who deserves a bailout?
While Washington is trying to decide "who" will get the next billion-dollar bailout, all the American taxpayer is asking for is jobs!
We have become a nation of consumers not producers due to NAFTA. We, as a nation, have to be working for our country to survive. We must produce what we need in this country to exist! Our tax structure will collapse under the current import laws. Who will be working to pay the taxes that are piling up every day as Washington gives the money out as if the well will never run dry? And who decides if we, the taxpayers, will survive? Those idiots on Capitol Hill have us in the mess up to our necks now!
They must change the course that our great nation is headed down. They must say that the decision for free trade with other nations has failed. Taxpayers have not been represented by the elected officials at every level of government.
If you want to know who needs a bailout, take a look in your mirror! Because if you are not already out of work, you soon will be if this does not change.
New president authorizes abortions
As hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the mall in D.C. on inauguration day, I wonder what was going through President Obama's mind? As thousands more marched on the Capitol two days later, marching for the rights of the unborn, I think I know what was going through the president's mind.
The next day, with one swoop of his pen, the new president began his personal attack on the innocents of the world. He issued an executive order that overturned an edict first issued by President Ronald Reagan that prohibited American tax dollars from being spent on abortion in foreign countries that receive aid from us.
President Bill Clinton rescinded this act, but President George Bush returned it in 2001. Last year, at the debate at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church, Obama vowed to "reach a common ground on the abortion issue and promised to do everything in his power if elected to reduce the number of abortions." In only his third day as president, Obama broke what I fear is to be only the beginning of a long list of promises.
Obama has called for Congress to reinstate the FOCA law, which will provide for government-mandated tax dollars to be spent for abortion on demand. Once again, our tax dollars are going to be spent all over the globe to kill babies. With all the pressing issues, why would our president be so compelled to visit these issues in the very first week of office?
The onslaught has begun on the Christian family.
Hayes bill will protect the river
I am writing to thank state Sen. Wes Hayes for introducing the Fair Share Water Bill S.275. Our water supply must be protected, and Sen. Hayes has been at the forefront of the negotiations. I urge The Herald and all York County citizens to endorse this effort and take an active role in protecting our rivers.
Don't misuse emergency room
This is in response to James Villano's recent letter complaining about the amount of time (seven hours) it took to diagnose and treat a urinary tract infection for his 92-year-old mother at the emergency room of Piedmont Medical Center.
My question to Mr. Villano is, why didn't he call her doctor or go to a walk-in clinic on that Monday afternoon? Although a UTI can be painful, it is not an emergency!
I'm quite sure that time in the ER of any hospital could be cut considerably if people went there strictly for emergency situations. It is irresponsible for anyone to seek medical treatment in an ER for non-emergency related problems and then have the audacity to complain that the hospital is unfairly advertising a short "wait" time. The recent PMC mailing clearly states that emergencies are treated first, as they should be.
Long stoplight is frustrating
I'm a frustrated driver in Rock Hill. Frustrated at the amount of time I have to wait to cross over Celanese Road just to get somewhere. The wait at that red light is ridiculously long. Waiting 4 to 5 minutes is entirely too long to wait for a light to turn green. This light is located at the intersection of the Outback Steakhouse. I realize a lot of traffic enters onto Celanese Road from Interstate 77 at rush hour; however, what about the drivers traveling from other places?