Letters policy: Send by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (no attached files, please, which can contain viruses); fax to 770-532-0457; mail to The Times, P.O. Box 838, Gainesville, GA 30503; or click here for a form. Include full name, hometown and phone number for confirmation. They should be limited to one topic on issues of public interest and may be edited for content and length (limit of 500 words). Letters originating from other sources, those involving personal, business or legal disputes, poetry, expressions of faith or memorial tributes may be rejected. You may be limited to one letter per month, two on a single topic. Submitted items may be published in print, electronic or other forms. Letters, columns and cartoons express the opinions of the authors and not of The Times editorial board.
We received a letter in December from the Georgia Department of Revenue Taxpayers Services Division asking people to file electronically and telling why it is best. The postage was 33 cents. How many millions of these letters went out? And we are told the state has no money.
My husband is a government employee and has had no raise in two years. I have had no Social Security increase in two years.
So where did they get the money to send out these unnecessary letters at 33 cents a pop, not to mention the paper they used and somebody's time to print them and put them in the envelopes?
I don't understand. It seems that government has the money to "waste" where they want to "waste" it.