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Your Views: Congress should act quickly to save middle-class tax cuts

Taxes are going to rise on middle-class families in just a few weeks if Congress fails to act. Both Republicans and Democrats agree that taxes should remain low for 98 percent of all Americans, but Congress is refusing to pass this into law. Why? Because they are trying to extract continued tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.

December 19, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your views: Food stamps not given has little to do with Obama

I applied for food stamps more than a year ago with the local office. The request was for one person, myself. I revealed that I did have a roommate but that person did not share meals with me. My request for assistance for two people was denied. Duh! Nowhere did I ask for help for two.

December 12, 2012 | Letters to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: There’s no excuse not to prepare for natural disasters

After Sept. 11 and Hurricane Katrina, we have believed that every major city, every state and the federal government has a disaster relief plan in place to respond to emergencies that we have come to anticipate.

December 08, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Obesity plagues poor because healthier food is more costly

Clearly Sharon Fowler is unaware of the cause of obesity among the poor in our society. In many of the "poor" communities, grocery stores are not available, and fresh produce is nonexistent. Instead, calorie-laden food is available at a low cost.

December 08, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Commissioners ignored residents with landfill vote

The vision of Hall County promises that its residents will reside in "a model community that promotes sustainable quality of life by partnering with citizens and businesses to make a community of choice for living, working and leisure."

December 07, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Line for heating bill help was revealing

If you watched television news Tuesday morning, you would understand why President Barack Obama was re-elected. The line for free money to pay heating bills was at least a double block long.

December 07, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hateful letter was contrary to Christianity

I am an avid reader of The Times and usually enjoy reading it daily. However, I am appalled at the letter published Saturday, written by Lamar Wilbanks. He professes to be such a devout Christian and yet had written such hateful, toxic bigotry, which is totally counter to the teachings of Jesus.

December 06, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Salvation Army fundraising effort a worthy cause for those in need

I'd like to commend the gentleman who planned to stand on top of Slack's to raise the $10,000 for the Salvation Army. I've always donated to the annual Christmas fundraiser and thanked the people who took time and effort to stand out in the cold or rain to ring the bells.

December 06, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Those outside of city don’t want extra taxes from annexation

The city of Gainesville is up to its same old dirty tricks. Its leaders failed in their scam annexation attempts a couple of years ago, and now they're trying again. They've shrewdly set their "public hearings" for times when impacted business owners cannot attend to look in their faces and register outrage publicly. The City Council also has done its very best to minimize awareness that meetings are even being held on Monday.

December 05, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: System to elect mayor could help Gainesville grow

My expressed opinion from a recent newspaper article in The Times concerning the at-large voting process claim versus elected mayor and city form of government:

December 05, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Wrong vote cast would have been a despicable act

While I was casting my vote at the recent presidential election, I realized how easy it would have been for me to punch the wrong button and select the wrong candidate, and about the possibility of not being able to correct the error I had made and therefore, God forbid, my vote had counted.

December 01, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Election sends US away from freedom, closer to socialism

I have been grieving since the morning of Nov. 7. It is not because of the re-election of President Barack Obama. His election to another term of office is really insignificant in the big picture. His only legacy will be leaving the nation more racially divided than when he took office.

November 28, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Black Friday is out of hand, misses the true meaning of Christmas

When will it stop? Black Friday is carried into Saturday and maybe Sunday, too.

November 28, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Apartment plans will add to traffic on 2 busy roads

To the residents and travelers on Price Road and Thompson Bridge Road:

November 24, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Gainesville Parks and Recreation employees worthy of honor

Congratulations to Melvin Cooper and the staff of Gainesville Parks and Recreation for being named agency of the year. Thank you for the hours of recreation that many generations have enjoyed.

November 24, 2012 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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Humanists force their views on others, violate a right to beliefs

I am deeply saddened by Hall County's decision to settle the case with the American Humanist Association about prayer and Christianity in athletic programs ...

September 02, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


State does not need more power to justify costly nuclear reactors

In response to the Associated Press article in The Times on Aug. 29, "Budget on nuclear plant steady, uncertainty remains:" This article says that ratepayers ...

September 02, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Confederate battle flag announces bigotry, like it or not

So much has been written about the Confederate battle flag. Let's face it, like it or not, that flag has been adopted by hate ...

August 31, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


School boards need citizens’ review for SPLOST projects aimed at education

Hall County voters will once again go to the polls this year to renew another 1-cent sales tax. Gainesville, Buford and Hall County schools are ...

August 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Media is right to focus more on facts than left or right leanings

Rebuttal to Bruce Vandiver's Aug. 21 letter: Vandiver seems to think that both liberal and conservative outlooks should be "balanced" in a news media ...

August 27, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Many ignore facts in favor of good intentions

To Bruce Vandiver from Lula: I read your letter regarding Ron Martz's essay, your general criticism of him and other rational-thinking people with whom ...

August 25, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Tax dollars should not support group many of us resist

I appreciate The Times' willingness to publish a variety of views. Joel Mathis and I rarely agree, but I'm glad his voice is heard.

August 24, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Public may be ignorant of facts; many in power opt to hide them

In a recent letter to The Times, a Lula city councilman made the following statement: "We should have knowledge and a spiritual obligation to ...

August 22, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


GOP candidates provide a lot of entertainment, few good ideas

So Hillary's campaign is entertaining to Eddy McEntire? Have you taken a few minutes to watch the Republican clown car? Seventeen individuals, each with ...

August 22, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Columnist’s take on ‘liberal media’ is right-wing slop

I have a few thoughts regarding Ron Martz's recent column: "Essay: Does traditional media lean left?" This is nothing but a Xerox copy of ...

August 21, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Here’s a unique solution to reconcile abortion, capital punishment

A society that will not use its moral and legal authority to cull evil from its population is doomed to anarchy. It is not enough ...

August 21, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Ethics, truth should matter in a president

Watching the political theater that is the Hillary Clinton campaign has been entertaining as both a comedy and as an epic horror. Comic in that ...

August 20, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Government should come together to serve the people

Have vanity, ideology and shortsightedness prevented us as elected officials from accomplishing the purpose that we were elected to do? Today as we watch television ...

August 20, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Gainesville's curb cuts area big help to wheelchair users

A huge thank you to the city of Gainesville for the curb cuts they have worked on for the last couple of weeks. The flow ...

August 20, 2015 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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