Letters to the editor

Mar. 05, 2013 @ 09:02 PM

Conservatives need more voices

When will this newspaper provide its readers a columnist with equal space and print covering conservative views?  Leon Pitts is privileged, few if any journalist writing opposing views with Leon Pitts’ style, opinions and verbal assault would not be printed.

 

Bill McCollum 

Chapel Hill

 

Watering down the rich

This is standard socialism.

It starts by attacks on one claim, in this case those that Obama has targeted as "rich," in order to gain acceptance of the majority who think his policies won't affect them.

When the rich get taxed, we will all get taxed. Then over time, as has been the case in every other country where socialism has been tried and failed, the target for additional taxes moves downward on the economic scale.

The definition of rich will be modified to be $150,000, then $100,000, and so on until it is just above the $30,000 number the Democrats seem to think is the sweet spot for their voter base.

 

Edwin R. Lappi

Carrboro