July 15, 2013

Letters to the editor: Rails are still safer than pipelines

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A burnt out vehicle sits near the wreckage of a train car following a train derailment in Lac Megantic Quebec
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A reader says the tragic rail fire in Quebec doesn't change the fact that pipelines have a worse environmental track record.

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The United States of America is not really a country based on the rule of law.

U.S. labor unions will gain several million dues-paying members. The last thing this country needs! More headaches and expenses for U.S. employers.

U.S. welfare rolls will show a huge spike. A huge expense for every state in the union!

Millions of foreign nationals, having seen the reality of reward for breaking U.S. laws, will need only a short time to find a way around a wall along the Mexican border and the increased Border Patrol force.

The U.S. Congress, the American Civil Liberties Union and the do-gooders can start another no-guts process of "fixing" immigration laws.

The sudden influx of now-legal aliens into the job market will fill the jobs (fast food places, restaurant help, etc.) that high school and college students rely on to defray expenses.

Charles S. Copp

Westbrook

Newspaper has to regain a sense of political balance

Each year, on returning to Maine, I am again shocked at just how slanted to the left this paper is.

Your own columnists are of the far-left variety, and your editorial page could be from any socialist publication.

Your ranting about Gov. LePage is nonsensical. It might interest your readers to know that, outside of Maine, he is very well-regarded for doing the right thing for the people of Maine.

Your attempt to cover for the Obama administration is comical. One is left to wonder if there is any perspective involved in your views.

Has it occurred to your writers that all states with out-of-control spending and debt have long been in Democratic hands? Examples would be California, Illinois, New York and Massachusetts.

The taxes in these states are driving out people and companies, both of which go to low-tax, low-debt states, all of which are Republican-run.

If you want a city run by Democrats, I give you Detroit.

It would be nice to see at least one staff writer with a neutral view.

Gerald Tello

Wells

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