Letters to the Editor

Christmas gift that keeps taking

To the editor: Now that Republican tax cuts for corporations and the super-rich will add $1.5 trillion to the deficit, how will they fund the massive investment in infrastructure that Trump promised? Will they shrink the bloated military budget? No. Will they withdraw huge subsidies to big ...

Pet therapy in the Keweenaw

To the editor: I would like to thank the city of Houghton and Mr. Kevin Maki at the Dee Stadium for allowing the first local pet therapy testing in the Keweenaw. Four teams were tested on Dec. 10 at the Dee with help from local volunteers David Milford, MTU students Tessa Sprague and Abby ...

See destruction they’ve wrought

To the editor: The 80 percent of Christian fundamentalists and evangelicals that helped to vote into office the present president and administration fail to see the destruction they’ve wrought. Without their support the Republicans would not be in office today; the result is becoming a ...

A gift the entire world needs

To the editor: Jesus is the only gift the world can't live without! Jesus, whose birth we celebrate at Christmas was born with the purpose of later dying on the cross. This was the ultimate love gift: taking the penalty for our sins (for we are all sinners from birth), the Sinless One died in ...

Protesting the Tax Bill

To the editor: Today, we gather here to make a stand. To tell our leaders that we are an essential part of this country’s future. They will say on TV and in the news, 50 or 100 or 200 people gathered make sure that our tuition remains subsidized. But tomorrow, where do we go tomorrow? ...

Taxing the American Dream

To the editor: The dream of a college education is becoming an increasingly expensive one to attain: on average, students graduating with a bachelor’s degree have loan debt of over $37,000. If the current version of the GOP tax bill passes, college education will become even more of an ...

Haunted Houses a screaming hit

To the editor: The Houghton County Historical Society would like to thank all of the people who worked so hard to make our annual Ghost Train and Haunted Houses a success. The afternoon Haunted House and Ghost Train drew over 350 happy persons, families and groups. The evening event was ...

People here take care of their own

To the editor: In reference to the DMG article of Dec. 4 “Local Panel of social experts talks about rethink of democracy” and DMG. article of Dec. 5 “Panel of social engineers suggest fixes for society’s ills.” Wow, the intentional community panel members want to replace our local ...

Ike’s practical position on taxes

To the editor: Let’s remember our history. Gen. “Ike” Eisenhower became our 34th president as a member of the Republican Party. His two terms and many years after were some of America’s greatest years. David Marotta in a 2013 Forbes article wrote about Ike and taxes: “Eisenhower ...

Fair, balanced local news source

To the editor: I write to thank the Daily Mining Gazette for its vital role in this community, specifically for accurately publishing letters to the editor. Several years ago I contacted a Daily Mining Gazette letter-writer whose opinions are very different from mine, and she responded by ...

Truth about insurance reform

To the editor: Recently, Michigan’s Representatives had the tremendous opportunity to vote to reform Michigan’s auto insurance. I say tremendous because it has been decades since the last vote to overhaul and changes are so desperately needed. The reforms would have allowed seniors to ...

Impressive service from UPPCO

To the editor: Although we pay very high electric rates here we do get something in return. When I saw the Dec. 5 storm damage to several utility poles in Atlantic Mine that morning I thought we’d be lucky to get electric service restored by the end of the day. The UPPCO line crews had ...

Younkers closing in Marquette

To the editor: Another store goes out of business (Younkers) and more than 60 people are out of a job at a profitable store. I received a letter from the president and chief executive officer with no address in the letter. I did my research and I would encourage you to contact William ...

Politicians same as pro wrestlers

Watching politicians debate taxes is as entertaining as Worldwide Wrestling. Divisive rhetoric hides the truth.  Either party could embrace the current tax reform bill if they were the ones in power.  Here’s what’s proposed. The standard deduction for income taxes will be nearly ...

Many helped with banquet

To the editor: As the director of the Life Outreach Center, I wish to thank all that were in attendance at our banquet held at the Siskiwit Reception Hall on Oct. 24. This banquet could not have happened without the help of several people. I would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the ...

Move to rewrite US Constitution

To the editor: I was outraged and confused when I learned of Joseph O'Leary's voter suppression resolution that he presented to the Baraga County Board at its regular meeting Oct. 10. I couldn’t make sense of it. Why was this resolution presented to the Baraga County Board? Why was it ...

Lutherans are not anti-Semitic

To the editor: A man who often ridicules the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament), on which Judaism is based, blamed Christianity for anti-Semitism even though it is a Semitic religion with a Jewish savior. His Nov. 4 letter criticized Luther’s anti-Semitic “The Jews and Their ...

Plan calls for radical zoning

To the editor: One of the elements of the draft Hancock master plan is a change in zoning from the current density-based zoning (the familiar R-1, etc.) to something called “form-based coding.” This is a significant shift in emphasis, as form-based coding does not restrict the use of ...

MSP course fosters respect

To the editor: Recently, my husband, Jim, and I completed a six-week course of training in the Michigan State Police Citizen’s Academy led by Trooper Matt Djerf. We’ve always had a certain amount of respect for the police and were taught respect for the law. But, if we ever thought ...

Tax plan hurts higher education

To the editor: The only things that are certain in life are death and taxes. The Trump administration is trying to make the latter a less stressful undertaking. While admirable on the surface, the current plan hurts everyone’s access to post-secondary education, including ...