The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 27, 2013

Readers' Forum 10-27 | For politicians, what's good for the goose ...

JOHNSTOWN — Our corrupt politicians in Washington, D.C., have decided they want nothing to do with the Obamacare law they are shoving down our throats. If they feel it is such a great law, then they should set an example for all of us and get signed up immediately.

But instead, they have opted out because they like their doctors and healthcare coverage.

Our employers are saying they can’t afford to pay the freight for Obamacare, so we get part-time employment or no employment at all, higher premiums and skyrocketing deductibles.

We don’t get to keep our doctors as we were promised, either.

I say that we, the people, are the official employers of these politicians. We must stand together, as such, and insist that they abide by the same laws that they implement for us.

They want to spread the wealth of our nation so that all is fair. They just don’t want it to be “their” wealth they are sharing and spreading around.

This madness will only work as long as there is “other people’s money” available for them to fund it. That means yours and mine.

It is time to stand and be heard.

Dayle Eckenrode


Fright attraction an enjoyable outing

To those seeking a fun-filled night of scares and excitement at a Halloween attraction, I highly recommend the venue in Rockwood. It is a most enjoyable experience.

The people who own and operate the establishment welcomed my friends and me with warm courtesy and hospitality.

The actors and scarers were very enthusiastic and passionate with their scaring, and we enjoyed it.

The hayride and corn maze also were very enjoyable.

It is well-run and the attention and passion which the people put into it were clearly on display.

Thank you for an enjoyable evening.

James Durst


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