Chik-fil-A, Mitt Romney and the Olympics in today’s letters to the editor.
Pick of the day: Hurt’s stance shows his allegiance
Once again, Rep. Robert Hurt, R-Pittsylvania County, dismisses the wishes of his constituency in order to placate his few wealthy donors, this time, by holding hostage the middle-class tax cut by refusing to allow it to pass without cuts for the wealthy as well.
How will we ever pay for anything, any service we need or any assistance we may wish to provide to the less fortunate among us, if the wealthy insist they are no more able to pay than are the rest of us?
It’s absurd — they’re wealthy, for God’s sake, and still they demand they be treated as if this were not true.
Having success, having assets, having money is not enough for them; they want to hoard what they have, too. And Hurt wants to let them.
It won’t stop until people stop electing folks who say they represent us in word, but in deed represent only those who buy and pay for them.
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