More letters from readers Monday Aug. 1

Just about had it with the Inquirer

Thursday’s Philadelphia Inquirer was close to being “the straw that broke the camel’s back” for me. Months ago I was upset when you began your horrible practice of inserting your liberal-spewing commentaries on Page 2 of the daily paper. Granted I was not upset enough to ask you to stop and to relocate these so-called “progressive” editorials back to the place where they traditionally belong...not until today. Trudy Rubin has stepped over the line with her stupid and inane “Tea Party Taliban” comment (“U.S. debt zealots  present a genuine danger”).

I have been a loyal “Inky” reader since I moved to the Philly region back in 1983. I have been a loyal daily subscriber since 1994. I am very seriously considering canceling my subscription due to your misguided and ill-advised “upgrading” of your newspaper that you seem to fumbling and stumbling through. Enough already!

John Wear, New Hope, johnwear@yahoo.com

Not sold on Norcross’ safety plan for Camden

Norcross’ 'plan' has nothing to do with the safety of the Camden residents but everything to do with extra police and fire at his hospital and his brother's part-time residence. Norcross wants the county taxpayers to pay for added security and not have to pay for security from his hospital's pocket. If he really cared for the county taxpayers money he would support the elimination of all of the useless commissions and authorities throughout the county that were created to give the politicians and their families no-show 6 figure incomes.

Charley Carey, Pennsauken

Will vote out all incumbents

I for one am tired of the negativity surrounding our Government, and am committed in each future election, to vote out every incumbent regardless of political affiliation, until the message is received: We want progress, not hard-line positions that result in gridlock.

Robert M. Bebee, Malvern, bbclan5gw@comcast.net

That sure was a nutty letter

I am constantly amazed at some of the letters you print but Friday you outdid yourself. Someone suggested saving money by slashing the number of people in Congress. After all he proclaimed the country started with and survived with only twenty-six senators and sixty-five representatives. Of course he omitted the fact that there were only thirteen states.

I believe the letter was written tongue in cheek and give the writer credit for a novel idea but I have a better one: Let's create a monarchy and throw all the rascals out. We could then replace the government buildings with a palace, sell the newly acquired land to developers and use the profits to pay off all of our debts.

Ralph D. Bloch, Warrington, ralphdbloch@yahoo.com