The Mercury’s Sound Off for Tuesday, December 21 – The Mercury


Guess we need the kids from Hill School to clean up Pottstown. The areas near Charlotte and Beech as well as the hallway on Charlotte between the Lastik furniture are particularly bad. Apparently people in this area don’t mind all the garbage. I remember how clean this part of town was when I was a kid. Sad.

The lower and middle classes are grappling with the inflation Biden mistakenly attributes to the meat and energy industry. Meanwhile, the Bidens are dodging tax payments on the millions they have received in book royalties and speech income by forming S corporations. This move has significantly reduced their income taxes, Social Security and health insurance. The hypocrisy of the left is overwhelming as it tries to push through the BBB bill before it is defeated in the 2022 election.

To M

Even though more than 400 local school boards have passed resolutions calling on the General Assembly to reform the failing charter school system, nothing has happened since the original 1997 law. Disappointed!

Here’s a little holiday song to cheer everyone up: “Jingle Bells. Empty shelves. Inflation is here to stay. Take the jab or lose your job. Biden’s Christmas is approaching.


Otis – We can discuss the definition of “infrastructure” and what it can and can not socially encompass. Democrats have made this an “infrastructure” bill to get around Senate obstructionist rules (regarding non-budget bills) on the social programs the country needs, but the GOP opposes it . If the roles were reversed, the GOP would use the same tactics.

If the CBO marked the economy today in the same way it did under Jimmy Carter, we would have the highest rate of inflation right now, not only in the past 40 years, but in all of this country’s history. Inflation would be 16%, not 7.5%. We have serious problems and that is why we need to come together as a country, stop denying that there is a crisis and start holding these leftist politicians to account.


At a recent family reunion, in a party line vote, we decided not to increase the family debt ceiling. While there may be negative repercussions, we believe that not paying the debts we have already incurred sends a strong message to Visa, Mastercard, Boscov and our neighbors.


Byron York’s comment on the real cost of Biden’s Build Back Better program indicates that it will add $ 3 trillion to the deficit. However, he never mentioned in that article that under Trump the deficit was increased by $ 7.8 trillion for his tax cuts for the rich.

Shirley Huck, there are many reasons why wildfires start, accidental and intentional. They turn into forest fires due to the lack of rain which seems to be due to climate change. Maybe this 60 degree plus day range in December is normal.

the moderate

It begins. By a 33-14 vote in city council, 800,000 foreign nationals with green cards, visas and work permits can now vote in elections in New York. Although the constitutionality is challenged, the measure reflects Democrats’ efforts to deprive citizens of the right to vote, as evidenced by California, where the foreign population (legal and illegal) accounts for about four additional seats in Congress and proportional federal funding. at the expense of states like ours.

Mr. Furlong

As the bogus “Jan. 6 investigation” continues, Liz Cheney has read Mark Meadow’s text messages and these messages prove that there was no White House plot to incite a riot. Yet the deception continues. This bogus committee wants all of Mark Meadow’s texts. There is no precedent. When Congress held Eric Holder in contempt, the DOJ ignored the contempt. They don’t have an iota of conspiracy proof.

Shirley huck

I have an idea the guys from the Red State are going to love. Let’s Get Rid of All Gun Laws! At all levels of government. Anyone can carry a loaded, open or concealed firearm. If you’re at Walmart, the supermarket, or the gas station and feel insulted, belittled, disrespectful, belittled, or oppressed, you can “shoot that gun and go to work, boy.” Sales of bulletproof vests, firearms, ammunition and coffins are sure to increase dramatically.

David M.

Fox “News” viewers are unlikely to hear much about the journalists’ involvement in the attack on Capitol Hill. They’re meant to be reporting news, not part of it. They said, “What a peaceful gathering! Full of love ! Privately, they frantically texted the White House, trying to convince Trump to call off his attackers. But Trump was having too much fun watching him. The terrorists did it for him, and he loved it.

Is this the electoral fraud that you radical Republicans keep talking about? Three Trump supporters in The Villages, Florida, Joan Halstead, Jay Ketcik and John Rider, have all been arrested on electoral fraud charges for casting more than one ballot in an election. They face up to 5 years in prison if found guilty.


To anyone who submits JSwift because of his submission on the school shootings, this is satire. He’s on your side. His nickname is a tribute to satirist Jonathan Swift. Confirm my argument that the satire in the submissions needs to be more obvious, lest people take them for real positions.

Our Constitution guarantees many specific rights (eg freedom of religion, due process, jury trial, etc.). When the Constitution is silent on a subject, the decision is left to individual states to decide. If a large majority of Americans are convinced of something, the Constitution can be amended. Judges create chaos when they circumvent the constitutional process and invent new rights. They also violated their solemn oath!

Robert minninger

Yes, how did Governor Wolf dare to impose masks on public schools so that schools can stay open. The kids were so much better off when they were home, isolated, and trying to educate themselves virtually. It is appalling that a governor cares about the health and safety of children!

The omicron variant of the covid virus should be taken very seriously, according to Dr. Fauci. Get your booster, get vaccinated, stop all flights, stop all travel for the unvaccinated, and it just goes on and on. As of December 14, there was one death worldwide from the omicron variant. Not a single death in the US from omicron. The alarmists are not going to stop.

Michael stern

What matters to me is our democracy and our voting rights. I pray that we don’t lose either. 49 states have changed their voting rights since the last election, according to the Justice Department. What I want is a fair election. Merry Christmas.

Jay miller

After reading an article in Sound Off on December 16th, I have a question for (a) Patriot54! Do you live on another planet or in another dimension? Wow! I guess you really can’t fix stupid!

Everyone is talking about Jussie Smollett and his conviction for mounting a false attack on himself. But what about Francis Tolliver, Maurice Spofford and Maxie Reynolds? No one talks about it at all. I blame the mainstream media.

Socialist Democrats have accused President Trump of being unable to plan programs or keep promises – like a Mexico City wall or an Obamacare replacement. But where it really mattered, he was on top: We now know that he and his staff were planning ways to overcome an electoral defeat even before the election was decided. This is the kind of leadership that this nation needs.

L Carroll

Poor Joe Biden can’t take a break. He traveled to Kentucky to tour the Tornado Damage Nickel and he was greeted with “Let’s Go, Brandon.” Of course, the mainstream media is falling apart. The question remains, how did this blunder get 15 million more votes than President Obama in 2012? Does anyone really believe in it?


I see a ton of “Let’s Go Brandon!” »Hats. It’s strange how we don’t see anyone wearing “Build Back Better” hats. I’m just saying.

Miss! Miss

My bride asked me if I was suffering from the side effects of the Covid. When I asked her why she was asking this question, she replied, “It’s pretty obvious, judging by the way you dress, that you’ve totally lost your sense of taste!” She certainly isn’t missing much. That’s why I love it!

Jim fitch

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