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Graves represented us well with his vote

Dear Rep. Tom Graves: I want to offer a resounding, Thank you, for your vote against raising the debt limit of America.

August 16, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Privatization of county services leads to questions

Here are my concerns about this whole idea of the privatization of Hall County services.

August 15, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Attacks on tea party unfounded, and debt debate proved it right

Yesterday's television coverage reported a poll showing that 47 percent of those polled were displeased with the tea party. I have to ask why.

August 13, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Quit blaming Bush for all of Obama’s failures

I am responding to Adele Kushner's typically liberal, "blame Bush" letter on Thursday. While some of her "facts" are correct, some are not.

August 13, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Letter distorts how Christians should treat the poor

This letter is in response to William P. Clark's highly offensive "God made the poor that way so we shouldn't do anything to help them" letter ("People of faith shouldn't give in to wealth envy," Friday).

August 11, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Economy was much stronger, debt lower during Clinton years

If you are old enough to be on Medicare, you should remember the glory days when the U.S. economy was flourishing. The treasury had a positive balance, a comfortable surplus and good times were ahead.

August 11, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Tenure or no, teachers need to be held fully accountable

How about a hometown view regarding teacher predicaments. After reading the rebuke in The Times (Saturday) for how the current wave of change in public education is affecting teachers, it is obvious the teachers and the two professors who contributed to the article are more concerned about the senior union member teachers and those who have tenure as they obviously do.

August 10, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Letters to the editor


Why was extra job title piled on to Hall’s public safety director?

Recently, the news from the Hall County Board of Commissioners has been interesting.

August 10, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


People of faith shouldn’t give in to wealth envy

I am writing in reference to Alan Shope's latest politico-religious letter, "Rich politicians, preachers spend too much while others suffer."

August 05, 2011 | | Letters to the editor


Leaders fail us, especially our weak president

I watched the news and read the account of how our Congress has finally agreed on a solution to our national budget and heard our president give his assessment of the whole process to which, of course, he took no active part except to claim all the bows.

August 04, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Preachers, politicians spend too much while poor suffers

The American middle class is no match for wealthy politicians and wealthy preachers. When it comes to money, they will outsmart and outmaneuver the middle class every time.

August 01, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Time to change the status quo in local politics

Why the good guy never wins in politics. It's a narrative that we see over and over again every election cycle.

July 30, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


‘Fair share’ from wealthy is ideal if you pay nothing

To the gentleman who thinks Republicans and tea party members don't pay their fair share of taxes, I ask: What is my "fair share?"

July 28, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Letter only touched the surface on Obama’s anti-gun policy

In response to Dr. Tom Smiley's letter about President Barack Obama and guns, I have to make a few comments.

July 28, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Democratic leaders fail to do their jobs

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a budget for FY 2012 called "Cut, Cap, and Balance." The U.S. Senate would be expected to offer it's version of a 2012 budget. Next a committee would be formed to hammer out a budget acceptable to both houses and the president. That's the way the American people expect government to be managed.

July 25, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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Your Views: Health care law helped fill a need; change it, don’t scrap it

A lot of thought and planning went into the Affordable Care Act, and every group, including insurance companies, business groups, Republicans and Democrats, were all consulted to incorporate their suggestions.

August 01, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hall’s ‘storage of junk’ law penalizes people needlessly

Looks like Hall County needs more money, so they send a helicopter over to see how many poor people they can rake over the fire with the illegal "storage of junk" law. That law was only made to rob the poor people. It is illegal according to the Constitution, but our commissioners don't care. We need to stand up and tell them to get rid of that law unless you love being robbed.

August 01, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Government’s intrusion into health care is beyond its powers

Recently, my 12-year-old grandson asked me why I didn't like President Barack Obama. I attempted, in vain, to explain in terms a 12-year-old could understand my objection to the liberal-progressive left.

July 31, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Benefits from health care law outweigh its flaws

Your Sunday editorial recommending a reboot of the ACA was thoughtful but misguided. As the editorial pointed out, the main resistance to the ACA is that no Republicans supported it. But that's what happens in a democracy. It's like saying that the Social Security Act of 1934 should be repealed because no Republicans supported it (which is a historical fact).

July 31, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Commissioners indeed failed us in funding libraries

Thank you, Paige Mellinger, for your letter to the editor "Support your library and the good it does a community" appearing Thursday in The Times.

July 26, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: State board denies justice in murder case

After reading The Times' article regarding Tommy Lee Waldrip and the hideous crime he committed against the young Dawsonville man, Keith Evans, 23 years ago, I am still in disbelief of our so-called "justice" system.

July 24, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Support your library and the good it does a community

Another budget year and another disappointment for our library system and its patrons. Our county officials' spending on website redesign and an energy study, with unused results, instead of providing funding needed to take county agencies off of furlough toes the line of malfeasance, a word I learned from a children's picture book that I read at my library ("Olivia and the Fairy Princesses" by Ian Falconer).

July 24, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Owing a life to local doctors

I spent 60 years in newspapering in Anderson, S.C., Athens and The Atlanta Times, and 50 years in radio and television throughout the South. I write this to salute Gainesville and its vast medical community as nationally prominent in heart research. I owe my life to cardiologists there and couldn't dare name them all, but one, Dr. Jeffrey Marshall, has not only been a great doctor but a great mentor to let me pursue my career after suffering mightily.

July 19, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hall County football is top notch

I retired from coaching after 15 seasons in the NFL. I started off coaching five seasons as a high school coach in New Mexico and in Fremont, Calif. The Hall County football teams are extremely well coached. I often stand just outside the fence watching our incredibly competent coaches work. Hall County is a perfect place for a retired coach to live if he wants high-quality football every Friday night during the high school football season.

July 19, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Murderers are cowards and don’t deserve a peaceful death

Here we go again, folks. Cormac J. Carney, a U.S. district judge, ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional. He called the death penalty an "empty promise that violates the Eighth Amendment's protection against cruel and unusual punishment." This was brought on by a death row inmate.

July 19, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Hall sales tax delay designed to get it passed

I vaguely remember when voting Republican meant you were virtually assured of candidates who supported policies that promoted limited government and lower taxation. Obviously, this is no longer the case.

July 19, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


Your Views: Nuclear power needed to keep state’s business climate healthy

In response to Joan King's column of July 1: I'm tired of reading and responding to her ill- and misinformed rants about nuclear power, and specifically, Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle nuclear units Nos. 3 and 4, now under construction.

July 18, 2014 | Letter to the editor | Letters to the editor


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