Letter to the Editor

We are ‘this close’ to eradicating polio

Dear Editor,

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable.

"Cash for Clunkers" not good eco-solution

Dear Editor:

The "Cash for Clunkers" bill (H.R. 1550), which is touted as having long-term environmental benefits, could actually do more harm than good to the environment if the bill is passed.

Proponents of the bill say that it will benefit the environment because it will take older cars off the road, replacing them with new, more fuel efficient vehicles.

Stimulus bill ill-conceived and considered

Dear Editor,

My letter is in response to S.C. Sen. Brad Hutto's article in the Feb. 25 edition of The People-Sentinel, "DeMint hindering stimulus plans for South Carolina."

Advice I would offer to Hutto: People who live in glass houses should not throw rocks.

Hutto's opening paragraph stated our nation was struggling with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. What metrics is Hutto using to make the comparison?

DeMint more of a statesman than Hutto

Dear Editor:

I am writing in response to Sen. Brad Hutto's column, "DeMint hindering stimulus plans for state," which appeared in the Feb. 25 edition of The People-Sentinel.

Although I am no longer a direct constituent of the Democrat senator, we have fundamental differences on the stimulus plan and the general direction in which the president desires to move our nation.

I appreciate Sen. Hutto's revealing perspective. It is obvious to me that his true colors are now apparent and that he supports the old tax-and-spend policies that have failed miserably in the past.

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