Cannon’s sentence for greed a travesty
It’s a travesty of justice that a man guilty of petty graft has to do the perp walk through a media scrum and jail time.
Meanwhile, the thugs on Wall Street and their congressional pals not only kept the billions they siphoned away from taxpayers in 2008, but also remain blameless and free to continue sucking the life out of the U.S. financial system.
People, if this does not illuminate the need for campaign finance reform and term limits, I don’t know what does.
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Cannon threw integrity out the window, got what he deserved
Yes, he might have had many a positive impact, but Patrick Cannon broke public trust, abused his authority and thumbed his nose at the law.
He threw integrity out the window and thought himself above the law.
His confession and apology do not negate or lessen his offense, nor should they lessen his sentence.
In response to “Paperwork burden of ACA hurts patients” (Oct. 16 Viewpoint):
Burdensome ACA regulations aren’t helping anyone
Dr. Rosemary Stein’s column on the Affordable Care Act should be mandatory reading for all Americans, especially Nancy Pelosi since she didn’t read it before she voted for the ACA.
Having to spend four hours per week doing paperwork and hire extra help to make sure it is done correctly, does nothing to help health care. If every doctor must do this, just imagine the amount of lost work and extra cost because of the ACA.
Fort Mill, S.C.
In response to “Ebola forecast worsens” (Oct. 15):
Increased U.S. border control needed now to isolate Ebola
I do not claim to be an epidemiologist with years of study to help solve the Ebola epidemic. However, I do believe that we must isolate Ebola and minimize the risk of it spreading exponentially with increased border control.
Border control isn’t our president’s strong suit.
If you think he is going to stop flights from West Africa, I would take a look at our lack of current border control that allows illegal immigrants in the country daily.
Traci Cherry Cockerham
In response to “CMS may reassign 2,500 students” (Oct. 15):
CMS reassignment plan makes little sense to this student
The writer is a CMS seventh grader.
CMS’ decision makes very little sense.
Two of these schools are being reopened, which forces me to question why they closed in the first place. One school is going to open overcrowded. What good does this do?
Currently, my classes can have up to 40 people in one block. Overcrowded schools cause worse performance in some students and put more pressure on parents and teachers.
What is the school system going to do to fix that?
In response to “Tillis’ view on climate change will put our nation at risk” (Oct. 16 Forum):
Hagan silent on Obama’s weak war strategy; I’ll vote Tillis
It is President Obama’s and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s policies that are putting our nation at risk.
While the Islamic State is on the march and Iran is close to getting nuclear weapons, the “not ready for prime time” duo is firing missile pinpricks at ISIS, kowtowing to Iran, and focusing on climate change.
Sen. Kay Hagan’s silence as the president wages an appearances-only “war” against ISIS proves we need Thom Tillis in Washington.
Keith T. Brittain
Comparing Tillis, Hagan is like comparing apples, oranges
We can’t fairly compare Thom Tillis, who has set the N.C. legislature agenda and controlled the bills allowed to come up for vote, to Sen. Kay Hagan, who has worked extremely hard in a woefully gridlocked Washington – which has been incapable of achieving anything.
Hagan has worked on behalf of students, the middle class and seniors – all of whom Tillis has turned his back on at the state level.