Time for mayor to back down on HB2
In response to “Council backs off vote on repealing ordinance” (May 24):
How about asking our mayor why she insists on her crusade with the LGBT ordinance for Charlotte when it has been overruled by the state?
Is she hellbent on damaging our reputation and costing the taxpayers of Charlotte and North Carolina millions of dollars?
She has done a great job ruining the fine reputation of Charlotte and our fine state. Thanks for nothing.
James Todd, Charlotte
Lies, embellishments now the GOP norm
In response to Our View “How to create a new truth in 3 easy steps” (May 24 Editorial):
Shocking to read how your words were twisted regarding HB2, but hardly surprising.
Considering the lies and embellishments one hears daily from the Republican presidential candidate, anything is up for grabs.
I hope you were able to contact Bradford Richardson for a retraction.
Unfortunately the likes of Rush Limbaugh will continue to adversely embellish his version of the truth and his gullible listeners will continue to believe him.
Valerie Lewis, Denver, N.C.
The Malls owe Bald Head an apology
In response to “Mother lets son drive golf cart at Bald Head, gets jailed for child abuse” (May 22):
Sorry. Guilty as charged!
The Malls owe Bald Head Island an apology.
They had rented previously and knew it was unlawful to drive golf carts without a license. No excuses. Tons of liability here for cart owner and parents.
File a complaint against the officer if you are treated improperly. Provoking a fight is not a solution.
J.G. Alexander, Rutherfordton
Healthcare reforms didn’t go far enough
In response to Our View “An insurer’s Obamacare grade: passing, but barely” (May 23 Editorial):
Blue Cross Blue Shield CEO Brad Wilson’s reforms to Obamacare do not mention the obvious: controlling, reducing and unifying the cost of healthcare.
In a country where healthcare costs are multiple times what they are in other countries without providing better care or lowering the death rate, this is the No. 1 reform that needs to take place.
Costs for doctor’s visits, procedures and drugs should be the same for everyone and commensurate with what other developed countries pay.
Michelle Withers, Charlotte
I’ll take an outsider over a compromiser
In response to “Robert Pittenger and challengers debate his Washington experience” (May 21):
As outsiders, Mark Harris or Todd Johnson would do a much better job in Washington than insider incumbent Robert Pittenger.
On the money vote in October 2013 Pittenger voted with Democrats and Nancy Pelosi to fund Obamacare and raise the debt ceiling.
Robert Pittenger just can’t handle a tough vote, and my biggest fear is the other two candidates will split the conservative vote sending this compromising Republican back to Washington.
Congressman, no more half loaves sir – we want the whole thing!
Jim Cherry, Charlotte
No question, Clinton is up to the task
In response to “Hillary makes clear she’s not up to task” (May 23 Forum):
Forum writer Linda Nowlin says “It would be a serious lack of voter judgment to put her (Hillary) in the White House!”
With that thought process, then good judgment should lead to a vote for the Republican nominee.
Unfortunately, that would mean a racist, misogynist, narrow-minded bully would occupy the White House.
Let’s just use our “better” judgment and vote for the nominee who has the experience and knowledge needed for the job. And yes, she’s definitely up to the task.
Denise McDonnell, Mooresville
There is middle ground; let’s find it
Rhetorical question I’m afraid, but when will politicians realize that governing was never meant to be a zero-sum game?
Few politicians are on the very hard left and right.
Let’s see if we can meet in the middle and eliminate this winner/losers mentality!
Dan Pliszka, Sherrills Ford