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Your Views: Time for Obama to grow up, lead in budget battle

I have been watching with disgust the growing fear mongering as sequestration looms closer. Now it is only days away and our "campaigner in chief" is either clueless or bored with the whole process to come up with solutions. Instead, he is falling back on his comfort zone: blame Bush, blame the Republicans and hit the road to campaign some more.

February 28, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: New fee benefits car dealers

Previous letter writers have pointed out serious flaws in the new vehicle tax reform. These include the never-ending "birthday tax" on those who can't afford to trade in their old car, and the tax-on-tax impact of financing a vehicle.

February 27, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Insurance policy was lost due to poor Hall County fire coverage

Well, it looks like we owe the county commissioners a big thank you. I just received notice that my homeowner's insurance will not be renewed because "... the existing fire department service is inadequate." It was rated in the worst category. In the words of my longtime insurance agent, "basically it means they get there in time to stop the fire from spreading to other houses."

February 27, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Public media doesn’t provide the whole truth

First I would like to thank our newspaper because it seems reasonably well balanced. Among others, they offer Roberts and King for a liberal view and Sowell and Krauthammer for a conservative view of our country.

February 27, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Vehicle title ‘fee’ is really a tax on borrowed money

In the article on vehicle tax reform, state Sen. Butch Miller says the new title fee is a part of a larger reform package designed to cut taxes. There are only four ways for governments to collect money: taxes, fees, civil penalties or criminal penalties. Individuals have only two sources of funds for paying these: income and borrowing.

February 23, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Atlanta can make streets safer by taking guns from criminals

I saw on the Channel 2 news the other day that some African-American leaders in Atlanta were protesting at gun shops against the manufacturing of guns saying, "they intentionally flood the streets with guns to kill our young people."

February 23, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Gun laws should focus on actual cause of deaths

In his column "Ga. leaders push for more guns" in The Times on Wednesday, Tom Crawford claims Sen. Bill Jackson, of Martinez was mistaken in some remarks he made.

February 21, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Different views on deficit

In response to Ron Hooper's letter of Feb. 13 concerning the nation debt: To quote Karl Rove, "the deficit doesn't matter."

February 21, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Our children should not aim to achieve only the minimum

As a teacher, I find the president's call for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour particularly worrisome. As we increase the amount that businesses are minimally required to pay their employees, we place more and more value on the types of jobs to which those wages are attached. We also increase the emphasis on the idea of the minimum.

February 20, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: State’s new car title fee indeed needs ‘tweaking’ to make it fair

Several weeks ago, an article in The Times mentioned that the new "birthday tax" law was due for some "tweaking." I assumed this was to account for the fact that the law was passed in such a rush that several issues were left unclear or unfair.

February 20, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: New university’s identity is all about North Ga., not Gainesville

I writing you because I attend Gainesville State College and, as you know, North Georgia College and State University and Gainesville State consolidated to become a new university. I feel that this was a merger, not a consolidation.

February 18, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: US federal government is overstepping Constitution

I can still remember when living your life based upon Biblical principles, being kind by helping others, holding the door open for someone about to enter, giving a little money to charities that try to save lives not destroy them, pay your taxes on time, work to earn your income, all would label you a model citizen.

February 18, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Nation needs a new effort to restore morality

I have been a hunter since my teens and have fired weapons from a BB gun to a 155 mm Howitzer. I am, and always will be, a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

February 15, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hall County comes up short in its dealings with Gainesville

Given the current state of affairs with the city of Gainesville, why would Hall County even consider allowing the city to provide sewer services. It seems every time Hall County enters an agreement with Gainesville, the county comes out on the short end of the stick.

February 15, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Rising debt is increasing the burden on US taxpayers

As the national debt continues to rise and exceeds $16.5 trillion, the interest paid by taxpayers is also going up. In 2012, taxpayers paid $220 billion in interest on the national debt. The U.S. has carried a debt throughout history so it may not seem important to many people.

February 13, 2013 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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Your Views: Tourism industry can get creative to offset extra fee

I am a little disappointed in the article titled "New fee upsets tourism industry." The article itself was well written and worthy of the front page. However, the content of those interviewed and their titles was a little disturbing.

April 18, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Obama’s push for tyranny is a right-wing plan

Regarding Thomas Day's recent letter, I wonder if he expects readers to buy what he's selling. Day speaks of tyranny, saying President Barack Obama has "come closer to establishing tyranny in the United States than at any other time in our history."

April 17, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Addictive behavior can be turned into community service

I am an addict. I take all things I like to excess. I am now 45 years old and a full two seconds away from a bad decision, instead of one second like when I was younger.

April 15, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: State bar congratulates Summer for Indigent Defense Award

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer congratulations to Attorney Daniel A. Summer of Summer & Summer in Gainesville on receiving the 2014 Indigent Defense Award, presented by the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

April 15, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your views: More questions should be asked about moving Lanier Tech

Am I the only one that is shaking their head and asking "where did the idea come from to relocate Lanier Tech?"

April 10, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Smithgall’s support for the arts sets our community apart

Gainesville-Hall County, with the Northeast Georgia Medical System, is one of Georgia's prominent medical centers. With Lake Lanier, it is one of Georgia's prominent recreation hubs. With the poultry research laboratory and a high number of poultry industry businesses, it is one of the state's agricultural centers. With the changing seasons in the Gainesville section of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, the area will become a prominent center for celebrating spring, summer, fall and even winter.

April 04, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: US government is held hostage by a tyranny of the minority

The recent celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Selma march was a wonderful event to remind us of the progress that has been made since that event. One unfortunate event was Jesse Jackson's comments decrying the tyranny of the majority over the minority. It is clear by his remarks that he neither understands the meaning of tyranny nor does he understand our form of government.

April 04, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Who’s going to fly our plane? Rice would be the ideal pilot

I know the souls of those who went down in the plane in France are in heaven, with the exception of one. Folks, we are also on the next plane heading the same way, only we have one thing in our favor: The door to the control cabin is open and desperately in need of a pilot.

April 04, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Series on foster child care opened eyes to a serious issue

On more than one occasion, I have taken pen to paper to offer my criticism of your newspaper. It is expected that we subscribers will do that. When a newspaper does something that I feel is commendable, I will also offer my praise as well as extending my subscription another quarter.

October 22, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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