Letter: Toomey doesn’t get it when it comes to student debt

To the Editor: Senator Toomey doesn’t get it. For most hardworking Americans it’s no secret that student loan debt is becoming one of our nation’s most pressing national crises. Americans now suffer approximately 1.2 trillion dollars in student loan debt. This is significantly higher than either auto loan or credit card debt. In particular it has affected the millennial generation to such...

Letter: Inspired by Sestak’s walk across Pennsylvania

To the Editor, I am writing to share how inspired I have been by Admiral Joe Sestak’s 422 mile walk across Pennsylvania (ending on Saturday), after announcing his candidacy for Senate (running against Pat Toomey.) He truly wants to “walk in the shoes” of all Pennsylvanians, and he’s been meeting with people of all walks of life, outlining his concerns and truly listening. This is the kind...

Letter: Going backwards in Unionville-Chadds Ford?

To The Editor, Unionville-Chadds ford High School is ranked seventh in Pennsylvania and is a top 500 school nationally, according to US News and World Report.  More than 50% of UCF students take AP courses and more than 92% of students score proficient on benchmark exams.  If parents are looking for a place to settle down and raise their kids, you can’t go wrong with UCFSD. Look at the School...

Letter: Toomey is blocking job creation

To the editor: Our state has a proud history as a center of manufacturing.  Of course the economy evolves, but we have also sustained self-inflicted damage.  US taxpayers have been paying to encourage corporations to outsource their production and even to move their headquarters abroad. What sense does that make (except to the corporations, of course)? I recall a few years ago, IBM fired a...

Letter: Pocopson EIT is unfair

To The Editor, Pocopson is once again considering the idea of raising their EIT, which was originally implemented back in 2010 in the summer while many were away. Of course Supervisor Conary touted that it was only .20%, even though many of us were concerned that it would be increased once again very shortly. Oddly enough, the board back then considered it to be the most fair way to tax our residents,...

Letter: Rep. Pitts only represents the 1%, not us

Editor’s Note: The following is an open letter to U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts — and it’s author asked that it be published as a letter to the editor. Dear Rep. Pitts, I received your letter asking me to contribute to your re-election campaign and vote for you on Nov 4th.  It was good to hear from you. You expressed pride in the work that you have supposedly done for me.  Really?  That...

Letter: Times’ endorsement of Barrar is disappointing

To The Editor, Your endorsement of Steve Barrar for the 160th State House is disappointing, and your reasoning, bizarre. Ideology out the window! Really, ideology that translates to legislation…and it doesn’t matter because he can do you some personal favors? Anyone who cares about women’s health, strong public education for all, good transportation infrastructure, and laws that abide the...

Letter: It is a bad time to be a Republican in Chester County

To The Editor, I am a Democratic Committee person for East Marlborough East (Precinct 355) and the Chair of the Kennett Area Democrats.  About two years ago, while representing the Democratic Party at my polling place, a man rushed by, without ever looking me in the eye, saying, “You are a Democrat.  You should be ashamed of yourself.”  Actually, I am not.  I am proud to be a Democrat. ...

Letter: Ross should not be on 158th ballot

To The Editor: I am writing out of concern for developments in the campaign for the 158th Legislative District of the State Legislature and in support of Susan Rzucidlo. While I find the circumstances regarding the Cuyler Walker matter sad and disturbing, the underlying facts leading to his withdrawal from the election are not here up for discussion. However, it is exceedingly disturbing that...

Letter: Barrar ‘forgot’ to mention his Tea Party award

To The Editor: Stephen Barrar, PA Representative, House District 160 (parts of Delaware and Chester Counties) sent out a campaign mailer this week which touted his many awards.  There was one very significant award he received late last year which was not mentioned in that mailer. An extremely conservative Tea Party group presented Representative Barrar with their “2013 Legislator of the Year”...