Spend no tax dollars on SouthPark loop
In response to “$10 million project for SouthPark includes a 3-mile ‘Cultural Loop’ ” (April 13):
Spending $10 million to improve one of the wealthiest areas of Charlotte, while refusing to adequately address affordable housing, demonstrates how skewed the City of Charlotte’s priorities are.
Not one dollar should be spent in an area that is flush with private money and fully capable of creating this project if it wanted to. If Charlotte wants a “Cultural Loop” like Indianapolis, then build it downtown like Indianapolis did – not in some rich man’s backyard.
Mark Reynolds, Charlotte
Endless Mueller farce is Sessions’ fault
Immediately after being confirmed, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
After 12 months, Robert Mueller has not produced one charge of Republican collusion with Russia in those elections. Instead, his merry band is now frantically searching for evidence about Donald Trump’s sex life 15 years ago.
Jeff Sessions could have prevented or concluded this useless and expensive farce over a year ago had he not washed his hands of Mueller’s investigation. Pontius Pilate would be very proud of this weak man’s bail out.
Ray B. Cooper, Charlotte
BofA should stand up to opioid makers
In response to “Bank of America discloses action against gunmakers” (April 12):
If Bank of America is so concerned about lives lost, then stop lending to the pharmaceutical companies that push opioids on the American public.
Statistically, the CDC says opioids are now killing as many Americans annually as guns.
Vincent LeGrand, Newton
Trump administration is the swamp
Trump administration is the swamp
In response to “Worried about Trump yet? Not me” (April 13 Forum):
Michael Flynn resigned after 23 days on the job for lying to the vice president. Tom Price resigned after flying around the country on private jets.
Scott Pruitt is spending taxpayer dollars on himself as if he were a king instead of a public servant. Rob Porter is an accused wife beater. Steve Mnuchin is accused of flying his wife to Kentucky on a private jet at taxpayer expense to watch the eclipse.
The president himself is a liar and a world-class narcissist.
Wake up, Forum writer Howard Honeycutt because the Trump administration is the swamp.
Barry Jordan, Charlotte
Focus on Trump agenda, not hooey
While America scratches its head over all the upheaval and changes in the Trump administration, let’s not forget that President Abraham Lincoln had to go through over half a dozen generals before settling on Ulysses S. Grant to finally win the Civil War.
So let us all stop focusing on Trump’s wanting people in his administration who can implement his agenda: a better economy for all, control of immigration, dealing with China and Russia, how to stabilize Syria, Iran and North Korea.
Let’s focus on the big stuff and not all the hooey.
Barry Marshall, Charlotte
Census should ask about citizenship
In response to “17 states, DC sue to block census citizenship query” (April 4):
The only consequences of adding a citizenship question on the census are:
▪ We would get an accurate count of the U.S. citizen population.
▪ All states would lose federal funds.
▪ Taxes in all states would have to rise to pay for illegal immigrants’ benefits.
Perhaps that would be a big enough jolt to actually get immigration reform in high gear.
To say that it would change any voting dynamics is absurd.
John Coppedge, Charlotte
North Meck takes another hit on transit
In response to “CLT cuts $1 million funding for airport bus; CATS plans to end route” (March 31):
Once again the Charlotte Area Transit System is ditching the northern end of Mecklenburg County and Iredell County by dropping the 590 bus route from Northlake Mall to the airport.
If the plan gains final approval, residents north of Charlotte will no longer have the option of a no-worry ride to the airport for $3. Instead, they’ll have to deal with the traffic and parking expense.
Thanks a lot, O’ ye servants of the people.
Doug Kerns, Huntersville