GOP is like poison to black voters like me
In response to “What the Democratic agenda has brought” (Aug. 24):
The Republican Party has been slowly poisoning itself for decades with hate, intolerance, arrogance and ignorance!
Forum writer Ed Mesko continues this descent by suggesting blacks are just having babies out of wedlock, collecting welfare checks, and loving every minute of it!
Never miss a local story.
He insinuates that we’re too stupid to know which party or candidate to vote for to address issues important to us.
Republicans just don’t have a clue when it comes to black people and other minorities.
Sham Ostapko, Huntersville
It’s Cooper’s job to enforce all laws
In response to “Cooper is doing his job, following the law” (Aug. 25 Forum):
Forum writer Dan Ericson misses the point about the office of Attorney General. The state attorney general is charged with enforcing laws that are on the books.
It is not his/her privilege to proclaim which ones might or might not be constitutional.
That’s what courts are for.
The attorney general’s responsibilities are to enforce all laws – even ones he/she might not like – unless and until the courts declare them null and void.
Robert C. Swanson, Charlotte
My moral compass says vote Trump
In response to “Voting Trump? Check your moral compass” (Aug. 25 Forum):
How can you even compare Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton?
Clinton used an insecure email system that endangered our country and lied about it and about a Benghazi video.
She has given privilege in exchange for gifts.
Trump has worked hard all his life to provide jobs and build a company, and now is trying to do the same for our country.
Cathy A. Walker, Charlotte
Trump’s wall plan has a rather obvious hole
Donald Trump was emphatic/specific/consistent about deporting the 11 million illegal immigrants – “They have got to go!”
If you can’t believe him on that, why do you believe he will build a wall?
Phil Summerville, Maiden
Bush got lambasted; Obama got a pass
In response to “No basis in fact for Obama, flood outrage” (Aug. 25 Forum):
Forum writer James Bolin asserts that President Obama shouldn’t be blamed for not going to Louisiana sooner because his visit would have interrupted relief efforts.
That may or may not be the case, but it’s certainly not the issue.
The issue is that former President George W. Bush and Obama faced with the same dilemma and both chose not to go quickly.
Bush got lambasted by then Sen. Obama for not rushing to the scene, while Obama gets a pass and continues to play golf – an outrageous and obvious double-standard!
John Perugini, Waxhaw
Don’t let profit drive health care
In response to “EpiPen prices anger Charlotte families” (Aug. 26):
Mylan’s price gouging for EpiPens is unconscionable.
No doubt they incur considerable expense marketing this one special medication, but consider the many other “orphan” drugs on the market – little used, expensive and essential for life for the few, but still provided by their manufacturer at reasonable cost or even a loss.
The obligation to the worlds of health should not always to be measured in the realm of profit.
For goodness sake, use some compassion for those in grave need.
Henry Graham, Charlotte
Greedy Uncle Sam is eyeing your 401K
In response to “Trillion-dollar deficits coming. Who has a plan?” (Aug. 24 Observer Editorial):
Americans hold more than $24 trillion in tax qualified accounts – IRAs, 401Ks, etc.
That money has yet to be taxed, but that can change with the stroke of a president’s pen. Several bills to do just that are in various committees on Capitol Hill.
Like lambs to slaughter, Americans have blindly followed the conventional wisdom of deferring as much as possible into their 401Ks without considering the uncertainty around the rate at which that money will be taxed.
Does anyone reading this think the federal government will need less money in the future? Uncle Sam is far too greedy a partner to be planning your retirement with.
Bill Girone, Charlotte