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Your Views: Letter on unions demonized those fighting for a good living

This letter is in response to a letter Thursday by Jane Browder. The context of the article was of her demonization of labor unions. It is very obvious Ms. Browder knows absolutely nothing about the inner workings of labor unions or the obvious reasons for their existence.

February 28, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Lake group supports higher pool level for Lanier

In response to the recent letter to the editor regarding our proposal to raise the level of Lake Lanier by 2 feet, I would like to give additional information on this proposal.

February 28, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Current Hall commissioners, not Banks, deserve snub from GOP

I was appalled at the article in Wednesday's Times, "Republican Party Rejects Member."

February 28, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Our Views: Changes needed to keep HOPE alive

Sometimes a good idea is so good it's hard to sustain over the long haul. That's often true with ideas that come from government that depend on revenues that blow with the economic winds.

February 27, 2011 | Times Editorial Board | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Middle East trouble points out why we need to drill for oil here

Why in the world do the people in Washington not see the importance of exploring and drilling for crude in the Americas?

February 26, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Proposed Pre-K budget cuts would be hard on teachers

This is in response to Nathan Deal's pre-kindergarten cuts, about cutting pre-K two hours a day and the comment about paying for them to sleep. In private centers, pre-K teachers work exceptionally hard. Nap time is often used for teachers for planning time.

February 26, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Hall Democrats urge ‘yes’ vote on school SPLOST

The Hall County Democratic Party supports a "yes" vote on March 15 to continue the one percent Special Local Option Sales Tax for educational funds.

February 26, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Symbols of US racist past are in eye of beholder

I just recently did an Internet search and found 38 assorted photos of Ku Klux Klan activities. In these 38 photos, there are displayed 55 U.S. flags, eight Confederate flags and one sign which says "Our Flag The Stars and Stripes Forever."

February 25, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Billboard proposal would be costly, unsightly for Georgia

Regarding the billboard bill in the state House of Representatives, from information I have received, this bill is very costly to Georgia, monetarily as well as visually.

February 25, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: NFL players aren't threatening to strike; owners may use lockout

In J.C. Smith's letter Saturday, he seems to have his facts wrong about the NFL Players Association and the owners. He states that a strike is looming when in fact the players have not threatened to strike.

February 25, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Reservoirs will add to Hall’s debt

An article by the president of Georgia River Network, "Reservoirs an Unnecessary Expense," details how unnecessary and useless the Hall County reservoirs are. With our county in debt already, this just seems like a very wrong idea at the wrong time.

February 25, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: 2 major parties do little to cut budget deficits

This letter is to pose a question to anyone who votes for Democratic candidates: If you knew of a drug addicted parent who took money from their parents to buy drugs and took the earnings of their children to buy drugs, would you think that the moral or ethical thing to do? Wouldn't you rather see these parents placed in a drug rehab program that would teach them behavior modification techniques?

February 24, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: There’s no need for government workers to belong to unions

Unions are fighting for more control over Jane and Joe Taxpayer's checkbook on the state and federal level while still strangling private sector companies with their financially unrealistic demands. That makes goods and services cost more, or you're out of a job since the business goes bankrupt.

February 24, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: Commissioners can’t run their own finances, much less ours

Unbelievable; we now have two out of five county commissioners' filing bankruptcy, and yet they feel they have the ability to handle the fiscal budget of our county. Go figure.

February 24, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


Your Views: State needs to keep promise of HOPE program

I am extremely concerned on how the proposed changes to the HOPE scholarship will impact the deserving students who financially could not attend college without it.

February 23, 2011 | Letter to the editor | Opinion: editorials, letters to the editor


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