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Observer Forum: Letters to the editor

In response to “Get In Line” (July 4 editorial cartoon):

Cartoon explains frustrations with influx of immigrants

The cartoon of the Statue of Liberty holding sign “Get In Line” spoke volumes of how sick and tired Americans are for paying for the influx of illegal immigrants. These children coming by the thousands should be the responsibility of their parents and the countries they are coming from.

America can only do so much. We do not have endless resources.

Barbara Bell Kerr

Charlotte


It matters when Hillary pretends she’s not wealthy

Is it merely disingenuous for someone who grew up in a well-to-do suburb, went to Yale Law School and has amassed huge amounts of wealth and power to try and portray herself as a humble woman of the people? Others would argue that it is a fundamental misrepresentation of who she really is.

If so, there is a serious question of personal integrity here, and that is something that absolutely does matter.

Ed Driggs

Charlotte


In response to “ALEC and tax cut magic” (July 1):

Numbers show that lower tax rates bring economic growth

For Paul Krugman to categorize tax cuts as enduring bad ideas shows the lengths he will go in order to avoid the truth. The facts are that for the years 2001 through 2010, state and local tax revenue growth rates for the lowest taxed states were twice that of the states with highest tax rates.

What Mr. Krugman really should pay attention to is how people vote with their feet. When looking at which states gained the most in population, the lowest taxed states such as Texas, Florida and Tennessee far outperformed the highest taxed states of California, New York and New Jersey.

Ben Fletcher

Charlotte


In response to “Give us fact-finding, not grandstanding, on IRS” (July 3):

Congrats on showing the different sides of IRS problems

Drew Tucker allows, as we all must, that there are serious concerns about recent IRS unfairness and incompetence and that the truth must be brought to light. But he deplores the unprofessional and incompetent exhibition of blatant self-interest of House Oversight Committee members.

Mr. Tucker, a Davidson College student, teaches us to see both sides of the problem, key to getting to the truth, and he does himself and his college proud.

Ken Burrows

Charlotte


In response to “Not a big blow to women’s rights” (July 3 Viewpoint) and other articles:

If you don’t like company’s policies, find work elsewhere

This culture of entitlement must end. What is forcing someone to work at a company that has policies with which he/she disagrees? Potential employees should investigate benefit plans and corporate culture before applying. If you don't like the company health benefits, don't work there!

Joe Carey

Huntersville

A reminder of who makes contraceptives necessary

Sure, women can choose to pay for birth control. Except it’s men who make the use of contraceptives necessary. Why is this just a woman’s issue? Are we back to providing Viagra for men and nothing to benefit women?

Linda J. Brooks

Charlotte


In response to “Writer forgets that America is a melting pot, always has been” (July 4):

Immigrants once had different goals than they seem to now

Writer Doug Samut doesn’t seem to understand that the immigration issues of today are unlike the issues those of the early 1900s, when being an American and part of America was a thing of pride. Assimilation and learning English were goals. Today, being part of the American society and contributing is not generally a goal for most immigrants.

Larry Singer

Charlotte


In response to “Queen Park Theater sign is gone and I miss it already” (July 4 Forum):

A fond and funny memory of the Queen Park sign

I believe it was in the early 70’s when I saw the iconic Queen Park Theater sign had been blown over during the previous night’s storm. It was truly notable as the sign announced the featured movie, “Gone With the Wind.”

Darrel Glankler

Waxhaw

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