letters to the editor
Don’t end seniors’ school-tax break
DEAR EDITOR: In reference to Mike Holzknecht’s Feb. 19 letter, “Do away with ‘unfair’ school tax break for seniors,” I wish to offer an opposing point of view. He states that school tax exemptions ...
February 28, 2015 10:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb citizens should take business to Lowe’s
DEAR EDITOR: Let me see if I have this right. Home Depot, a $150-plus billion market cap company with profits of over $6 billion last year, is going to take their football and go home if the Cobb C...
February 28, 2015 10:42 PM | 2 2 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama making no progress against ISIS
DEAR EDITOR: Obama is nowhere close to achieving anything that will blunt the ISIS/ISIL murderous, terrorist, Islam/Muslim killing machine, waging war with the entire world population that does not...
February 26, 2015 10:02 PM | 2 2 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pro school-tax letter writer guilty of logical fallacy
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Mike Holzknecht letter, “Unfair” school tax break for seniors,” Feb. 19 MDJ In reading the letter from Mr. Holzknecht, I am reminded of the common occurrence when grown children go...
February 25, 2015 05:00 PM | 9 9 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Price column on target: Freedom not so free anymore
DEAR EDITOR: Thank you for publishing the great column that was in the paper the other day, titled, “If you take away religion you can’t hire enough police” by the Rev. Dr. Nelson Price. It was a s...
February 24, 2015 10:57 PM | 10 10 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Terror threat good reason for citizens to be armed
DEAR EDITOR: Once again a radical Islamic militant group has threatened American lives. This time the threat originates from the Somali-based Al Shabaab terror group and urges followers to launch a...
February 24, 2015 10:57 PM | 6 6 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fein right about Obama’s goals
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Mel Fein column, Monday’s MDJ Thank you, Dr. Fein, for articulating so eloquently what so many of us have perceived over the six-plus years of the Obama disaster! As the old adage ...
February 20, 2015 01:03 AM | 14 14 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reader dismayed by transportation funding bill
DEAR EDITOR: Like many citizens, I usually don’t pay much attention to what goes on in our State Legislature each year. However, HB 170, the Transportation Funding Act of 2015, has caught my attent...
February 20, 2015 01:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb teacher pay analyzed
DEAR EDITOR: Friday’s MDJ reported on the level of salary for some Cobb County school teachers and compared those salaries to what is offered in other area school districts. Although I have sympath...
February 18, 2015 10:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Immigrants need to adapt, not Americans
DEAR EDITOR: For so many years, this country has been concentrating on what is politically correct, and I enjoyed watching the Academy Awards for certain comments made that were politically “incorr...
March 02, 2015 09:29 PM | 4 4 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Break pays benefits for county
DEAR EDITOR: Periodically someone will complain in the MDJ about seniors not being required to pay school tax in Cobb County. I doubt if those complaining have paid school taxes for over 40 years i...
February 28, 2015 10:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Drastic changes needed in financial, tax systems
DEAR EDITOR: I am an 85-year-old who has had a wealth of business experience, retiring in 1993 as the CEO of Quaker State Corporation — a Fortune 500 company. My deepest concern is for the future o...
February 28, 2015 10:42 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reader agrees with Foley on Falcons stadium
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Kevin Foley column, Friday’s MDJ The end is near! I actually agree with a Kevin Foley column. The good that could be done for the people and community around Northside Drive with t...
February 26, 2015 10:03 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tax bill will cost more in taxes
DEAR EDITOR: I wonder where state Rep. John Carson (R-northeast Cobb) learned his math. Let me see if I understand his bill. The state income tax will go from 6 to 4 percent over 3 years, then the ...
February 24, 2015 10:55 PM | 5 5 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proposed transportation bill hoodwinks public
DEAR EDITOR: Our politicians are trying to fool the taxpayers using masterful double-speak on the transportation funding bill. They claim changing the method of changing the way taxes are applied t...
February 20, 2015 01:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Do away with ‘unfair’ school tax break for seniors
DEAR EDITOR: At a recent event, I mentioned to a Cobb commissioner that DeKalb County is considering a senior school tax exemption that is better than Cobb’s. DeKalb residents whose home is worth m...
February 18, 2015 10:30 PM | 12 12 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. losing credibility thanks to leaders with views like Foley’s
DEAR EDITOR: Re: Kevin Foley column, “The Sniper: ‘Dirty Harry’ with a Draw,’” Friday’s MDJ I often wonder what makes an individual like Kevin, Kevin. Why is he so disdainful of Judeo-Christian val...
February 17, 2015 08:07 PM | 18 18 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Musing on WellStar merger
DEAR EDITOR: My wife and I are all too familiar with the patient-available records systems of both WellStar and Emory hospitals. While needing improvement to becoming a really friendly user interfa...
February 11, 2015 08:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Waiting for Foley to offer facts on academia bias
DEAR EDITOR: I realize that the buzz of this issue has passed, but the newspaper with Kevin Foley’s guest column has been sitting on my table keeping my attention on this subject. Foley tells us, “...
February 11, 2015 08:59 PM | 14 14 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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