Letters to the Editor

GOP taking aim at SS, health care

Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to Newsweek, let the cat out of the bag. We’ve got to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. It’s the deficit, don’t you know, gotta bring it down. The deficit didn’t seem to matter when the Republicans gave away $1.5 ...

Martin clarifies her board vote

I want to set the record straight. The article written by Jim Anderson on Sept. 26 misrepresented my actions. I requested Anderson print a clarification of the news reporting he did, and the clarification appeared at the bottom of Page 3 of the Oct. 9 edition of The Daily News. In my ...

Will always vote pro-life

I watched the confirmation hearings on Judge Kavanaugh. The level of partisanship was discouraging. One thing that the hearings made very clear is that the Democratic Party is the party of abortion. They not only support abortion on demand but are extremist in their positions. In exchange ...

Change needed in running DCHS

The Dickinson County Board, the Dickinson County Hospital Board, John Schon DCHS CEO, Attorney Michael P. Celello and other high-paid hospital officials are in helter-skelter mode and are solely responsible for the ongoing pandemonium and financial failure at DCHS. Together they’ve ...

Consider health care when voting

Lawmakers’ creed: Maximize the efficiency of the economic engine that drives our economy while simultaneously maximizing the satisfaction of the constituents. Our health care system is inefficient. Costs are higher than any other first-world country. Overhead costs are as high as 25 ...

Appearance by Nugent mistake for McBroom

Ed McBroom, candidate for state Senate, must be real desperate, as he gleefully accepts the endorsement of the “Motor City Madman” Ted Nugent. Nugent avoided going to Vietnam by multiple deferments, finally getting a selective service classification almost equivalent to 4-F by failing a ...

Election letters

The Daily News will print letters related to the Nov. 6 elections through Thursday, Nov. 1, with submissions due no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Letters should be no more than 250 words, preferably sent by email. To ensure all can have their say, new letter-writers will take priority ...

Vote to end gerrymandering

Most Americans believe in majority rule. We spend very extensive time and energy to make sure that the votes are properly counted. We spend much less time on determining whether these votes are representative of democracy. One flaw in our system is the electoral-college system of electing ...

Democratic desperation

The Democrat Party today is so desperate and controlled by the left and George Soros that they recruit two Democrat women to make up stories about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when he was a teenager. Neither woman can remember any details because details can be fact checked. Neither ...

Conservation district needs millage support

The Dickinson Conservation District, or DCD, is a non-partisan, non-profit organization seeking a 0.1 millage on the Nov. 6 ballot. This request amounts to 10 cents per $1,000 taxable valuation. A home valued at $60,000 would cost $6 a year for five years. We are so fortunate to live in ...

Dental care for all veterans

I have just received my latest magazine from the Disabled American Veterans organization. As a 100-percent disabled veteran, I belong to and am a life member of the DAV. There is an article that should be of interest to all veterans who are enrolled for VA health care, not just DAV ...

Letter questioning Ford blamed victim

I was very disappointed by the Oct. 2 Letter to the Editor from Ms. Hansen. By the second paragraph I added surprise to disappointment, as she stated her profession as a therapist and a survivor. I believe, by the tenor of the letter, that Ms. Hansen thought this was a trial. This was a ...

Good work, good people at DCHS

EDITOR: I was just thinking this on my way here this morning, and I thought I would share my 2 cents. With everything going on at Dickinson County Healthcare System, I think it’s very easy to point the finger, to say, “I would never do that” or to place blame on one group, one ...

The case for the forest products transport bill

In response to the recently published news articles opposing SB 396, the forest products industry has been hard at work to ensure that all sides — the County Road Association, county road commissions and the many businesses within the forest products industry across the state — find common ...

Time for Schon to leave DCHS

It is a sad day in Iron Mountain after the Dickinson County Healthcare System’s board announced its intentions of keeping John Schon as administrator. It’s sad when the system doesn’t work for the greater good of the people. I do not understand the strong hold the board has, most ...

Bothered by Ford’s memory

I watched the Senate Judiciary Committee struggling to understand Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s and Judge Kavanaugh’s conflicting stories about what happened about 36 years ago. Much pain and confusion. I cannot relate to Ford’s fuzzy earlier recall of details of the actual abuse. Both ...

Kavanaugh needs to be confirmed

Melissa Lison wants to know what the rush is for Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment (Sept. 25 Letter to the Editor). Well, Melissa, I, like you, am an Independent but could be considered a Constitutionalist, meaning I believe that any and all laws passed by the federal government must be ...

We are up to the challenge

These are difficult times in our community, as we all are witness to an event none of us could have imagined as few as five years ago: our community hospital is facing bankruptcy as its employees strive diligently to save both patients and their workplace. In the months ahead, as we work ...

What’s the rush on Kavanaugh?

While watching the coverage of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings to confirm him to the Supreme Court, this thought keeps coming to mind. What is the Republicans’ hurry? Is it they are afraid in November they won’t have enough votes? I keep hearing that whatever President Trump says or does is ...

Public not to blame for DCHS problems

Past articles on Dickinson County Healthcare System in The Daily News report that “Fewer patients continue to create financial stress at DCHS...” They’re blaming locals who choose to spend their health care dollars elsewhere and are implying that vanishing health care dollars at DCHS are ...