In response to “BofA said to agree to pay up to $17 billion” (Aug. 7):
Yet again no jail time for bank fraud
How is it that Bank of America pays these enormous fines and no individuals are held responsible?
The people responsible for these egregious mortgage frauds were enriched tremendously, yet are not held accountable.
The U.S. Justice Department should find the multitude of conspirators and prosecute to the fullest to deter future fraud.
BofA customers watch your statements, for it will be you who actually pays these billions.
In response to “Commercial drones take off in Charlotte” (Aug. 7):
Fly a drone over my house and you may never see it again
So drone operators choose to forgo regulation and fly their privacy-violating toys wherever and however they choose.
Guess I’ll forgo regulation and shoot down any drone flying over my property.
I went to a lot of expense and effort to live somewhere that provides peace and privacy, and will not allow invasive abuse of that basic right.
In response to “House did its job: now Hagan, her colleagues must do theirs” (Aug. 7 Forum):
Pittenger merely throwing
red meat to his GOP base
Robert Pittinger would do well to spend a little more time compromising, rather than throwing red meat to his Republican base.
Last year, the Senate wisely passed S-744 on a bipartisan vote of 67-27. It addresses all the issues, not just those favored by one party or the other. The House refuses to allow it to be so much as discussed.
This “my way or the highway” attitude of House Republicans is exactly why Congress can’t get anything done.
Please open your mind, Mr. Pittenger, to the big picture and ask the Speaker to allow S-744 to see the light of day.
In response to “Uninsured rate declines in N.C.” (Aug. 7):
Latest numbers on Obamacare still leave me with doubts
The article about the drop in uninsured notes a 3.9 percent decrease nationally, 3.7 percent in North Carolina. It implies the drops are due to Obamacare.
Interestingly, the decreases almost mirror improvements in the unemployment rate. So how much of the improvement in the uninsured rate is attributable to improved employment rather than Obamacare?
And, did the federal government really impose this massive set of rules to get a 3.9 percent improvement while leaving 13.4 percent still uninsured?
In response to “On gay marriage, Cooper must do job” (Aug. 6 Viewpoint):
I’m a Republican, and I’ll be taking a second look at Cooper
I assume it was not the author’s intent to paint Attorney General Roy Cooper as a hero in a “Profiles in Courage” essay. But that’s what she’s done.
I am a registered Republican, but after reading this piece I will have to seriously consider Cooper.
Don’t make children pay for our immigration failures
The governor says he’s “worried about these children,” yet his response is to make sure the immigrant children are “sent back home where they started this terrible, terrible journey.” (“McCrory: Immigrant children a concern,” Aug. 6)
Sounds like revictimization to me! If these children have relatives or sponsors here, why not allow them to stay?
Illegal immigration is a problem because our government has failed to enforce laws in past decades. Let us not punish the children for our government’s failures!
Ruth C. Clontz
City must do better job keeping storm drains clear
One cannot help but wonder why a city Charlotte’s size allows years of debris to clog street drains along the curbs.
Many of the ones I see in southeast Charlotte have small trees growing out of them.
With all the flooding rains we’ve had, you’d think keeping drains clear would be a priority – if not for appearance sake, at least for safety.