The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

November 6, 2012

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Utilities crew top-notch

Dear Editor:

A few weeks ago the Athens Electric Department came out to the Leggtown community to reroute electrical power lines for a new house that is being built. It just so happened  the power lines that needed to be rerouted were located on my property.

Before coming out and beginning work, the Athens Utilities engineer called and asked my opinion of where I would like the new electrical poles located. He said they were going to come out, mark the locations where the new service would be ran and that he would be back in touch to confirm the locations. He did as he said he would do.

After the agreement of the location, a crew came out and proceeded with the installation. Very professional work from the Athens Utilities crew. The crew took the time install the poles straight and also in line with one another. It is good to know that people do still have pride in their work. Thanks to Athens Utilities for the quality work. Your professional work does not go unnoticed.

Sincerely,

Jimmy Gilliam

Lester

Republican candidates are flip-floppers

Dear Editor:

After watching and listening to TV, also reading the news, this is some of the things that were said, and I agree with.

We are confronted with politicians who act demented trying so hard to win. They tell many lies, show their greed, hypocrisy, power hungry, flip-flopping, voter suppression, destroying Democratic voter registration forms, CEOs demanding that employees vote for Romney or lose their jobs. Well, that’s too bad because the CEOs can’t see inside the voting booth.

You name it, and that’s what the opposing party seems to be doing in order to steal the election. They have flip-flopped on their proposals so many times, and never explained how they will solve anything, like 12 million jobs.

Remember, in the beginning Ryan said he was going to do away with Medicaid, put Medicare on vouchers and privatize Social Security, and Romney said that he would endorse it.

Romney complains about 47 percent not paying taxes although he has many millions in offshore banks in order to avoid paying taxes. He also outsourced many jobs to China, even though Romney says he was not at Bain.

No matter what Romney and Ryan say, they can propose whatever they want, if they are elected. All of the middle class that feel secure, independents, undecided, seniors and poor will be affected by bad policies proposed by Romney/Ryan, so, think long and hard before deciding who you will vote for in November. Don’t forget, it was the Congress that blocked two million infrastructure jobs and, economy boosting job proposals in the last four years in order to discredit Obama.

I can’t think of anyone that is a real Christian that could do, and say the terrible things these people are professing. All of the so-called Christian politicians should find a Bible and read Isaiah 10: 1-2.

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