April 14, 2024


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Cooper’s decrees hurt smaller corporations. He need to unfold the agony.

Gov. Roy Cooper speaks during a Dec. 1 briefing in Raleigh on North Carolina’s coronavirus pandemic response. On Dec. 8, amid rising COVID-19 cases and deaths, Cooper announced a curfew for the state.

Gov. Roy Cooper speaks in the course of a Dec. 1 briefing in Raleigh on North Carolina’s coronavirus pandemic response. On Dec. 8, amid growing COVID-19 scenarios and fatalities, Cooper announced a curfew for the state.

TRAVIS Long [email protected]

Cooper’s orders

Once once again Gov. Roy Cooper attacks the center-course, unbiased corporations with curfews and arbitrary regulations efficiently putting several out of enterprise.

Yet, he does not observe CDC and WHO recommendations about reopening of colleges. Also, he has dismissed the simple fact that point out personnel have been acquiring complete pay and rewards even though he brutalizes the modest organization.

A honest proposal is that any state worker earning $80,000 to $150,000 annually consider a 25% pay out lower and all personnel over that amount of money take a 40% slice. Use that income to help the tiny enterprises keep afloat.

It is time for governing administration to share the burden and then we may get some sanity in Cooper’s decrees.

Monthly bill Wallace, Charlotte

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Monthly bill Wallace


Concerning “A transportation gross sales tax would deal with hurdles with lawmakers — and with voters,” (Dec. 9):

The latest discussions about scheduling for the long run desires for transportation in Charlotte could be difficult due to the fact of all of the alterations using area in the strength sector, car engineering, and the acceptance of the get the job done-at-house idea.

For case in point, the not too long ago commissioned toll highway on I-77 will probably hardly ever attain its projected earnings ambitions as less and less commuters will be intrigued in shelling out a toll when the free portion of the street will no longer be crowded.

Gentrification of specified neighborhoods may not transpire as less persons who do the job in the town will see an benefit to dwelling in the metropolis.

Car or truck technologies improvements combined with a lot less will need to commute may perhaps leave new rail automobiles vacant soon after the demise of hurry hour.

Alex McKay, Charlotte

Profits tax enhance

The town desires to increase gross sales tax 1-cent to pay out for enhancements in all areas of transportation. How about thinking of a consumer tax?

Let’s increase the price for bus, light-weight-rail and streetcar riders who essentially use these services. Let’s elevate the payment on auto registrations, masking the two fuel and electric cars and trucks that use the roadways.

It would also be good if condition legislators would raise the gasoline tax to seize revenue from the hundreds of men and women who family vacation in or travel by North Carolina day-to-day, who use and abuse our roads.

Dick Meyer, Charlotte

Federal executions

The silence is deafening! Where is the correct-to-life crowd when it comes to the killing spree President Trump is pursuing on his way out of business as he, with the support of Legal professional Common William Barr — the AG who professes to be all about the sanctity of lifestyle — ramps up the executions of prisoners on demise row?

The hypocrisy of those people purporting to be sustainers of lifestyle and but stay peaceful in light of these exterminations is chilling and fairly terrifying. It helps make one particular wince. It will make a person weep.

Pat Kunder, Charlotte

Hoopla in excess of masks

I seriously really don’t realize the hoopla around a mask and the proprietors of organizations inquiring folks to mask up. A great deal of those people institutions have signs “no shirts no sneakers no services.” If anyone showed up devoid of a shirt, I’m sure the owner would question that man or woman to depart or set a shirt on. Give them a mask. I and a lot of other men and women don the masks for the defense of ourselves and other folks, even while we may not agree with all of the governor’s orders.

Bill Lane, Polkville

Include your nose

Regarding “Basketball gamers,” (Dec. 8 Discussion board):

I do an essential healthcare position and must be within 6-ft of people’s faces all working day. They will need to learn that covering only the mouth is almost ineffectual considering that 83% of usual human respiration is performed by way of the nose. This is why they swab your nose to uncover COVID-19.

Healthcare personnel like me are out there risking our lives and performing all we can to shield individuals although some clients look only interested in loopholes in the mask rule.

When lives are at stake, regard ought to be essential — and it should not call for a two-by-four upside the head.

Asymptomatic spread is estimated to be as higher as 80%. Think about it!

Dan Ericson, Matthews


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