Galloway Current | Opinion, Letters to the Editor

Letter: More school spending won’t guarantee a good education

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: More school spending won’t guarantee a good education Letter: More school spending won’t guarantee a good education To the editor:

Parents and school board members are pushing the parents to vote for these bonds. They say that the money is to provide a better education for our children. It makes me think that our children past and present have not been getting that. If they were, then we do not need more tax money.

This is just a smokescreen. If the educators were doing their job, then the students would be getting a good education. If not, then no amount of money will do any good. Ask the kid from Maryland if she got a good education.

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Referendum letters cutoff

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 23, 2015 04:47 pm

The edition of Feb. 26 will be the final edition for letters to the editor about the March 10 Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District referendum on improvements to Absegami, Cedar Creek and Oakcrest high schools. Letters about the referendum must be received no later than Monday, Feb. 23, to be considered for print publication in the Feb. 26 edition. No letters about the referendum will be published March 5.

The deadline for submitting for publication online at shorenewstoday.com is Feb. 26.

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Letter: Vote yes on Greater Egg referendum

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Written by Opinion Saturday, February 21, 2015 12:00 am

To the editor:

I grew up in Galloway Township and graduated from Absegami High School in 2005. My mom is on the Board of Education. I live and work in Maryland now, but I still follow the Atlantic County news, and my mom and friends keep me informed on local events as well.

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Letter: Now is not the time to ask for more money

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Now is not the time to ask for more money Letter: Now is not the time to ask for more money To the editor:

On Tuesday March 10, the school board wants to raise taxes again for upgrades in Egg Harbor City, Hamilton, Galloway and Mullica townships. There’s a three-part question and on how much your taxes go up will depend depending on how many of the three parts get voted on.

Passing all three questions in Egg Harbor City would add $39.70 for each $100,000 of property value, in Galloway it’s $44 per $100,000,  in Hamilton Township it’s $38.60 per $100,000, and in Mullica Township $59.90 per $100,000.

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Letter: Roesch was a ray of sunshine

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: Roesch was a ray of sunshine Letter: Roesch was a ray of sunshine To the editor:

In the story “Senior siblings correcting history at Galloway Museum” in the Jan. 1 edition of The Current, there is a correction in regard to when Ethel Roesch died.

I met Ethel Roesch when she was a receptionist at the Galloway Township Municipal Building.

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Letter: Tax proposal is akin to socialism

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 01, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

In regard to the letter "Payroll tax is regressive,” I agree. All payroll taxes are counter to the concepts stated in the Declaration of Independence, as they lay claim to the portion of our lives that are spent earning a living. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are among the inalienable rights.

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Letter: Stockton needs to pay its fair share of taxes

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Regarding the Nov. 13 story about Stockton planning to buy Showboat Casino, Stockton State College would gain financially as nonprofit – but the taxpayers of Atlantic City and Atlantic County would not.

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Letter: Payroll tax is regressive

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: Payroll tax is regressive Letter: Payroll tax is regressive To the editor:

Let’s propose a bipartisan tax reduction plan that makes dollars and sense.   

Currently, the ceiling on the employee portion of the FICA payroll tax is $17,000. In 2015 the ceiling rises to $118,500. Those who earn above the ceiling pay this tax on only a portion of their total earned income.

A CEO earning millions will only pay on a tiny fraction of his or her earnings, while an average worker pays on 100 percent of his or her earnings. Is this fair? Is it not glaringly regressive?

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Letter: U.S. is a nation divided

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Written by Opinion Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 am

Letter: U.S. is a nation divided Letter: U.S. is a nation divided To the editor:

We are a nation divided by two political perspectives oceans apart.

To govern effectively, Democrats and Republicans must transcend politics, debate issues, find common ground and craft legislation by consensus. Extreme viewpoints and intolerant attitudes must be abandoned.

Even though Republicans will now control both Houses of Congress, unless there is a merging of ideas nothing will get done. Our president still has veto power. The minority party in the Senate can misuse the filibuster, a tool rarely used in the past that somehow has morphed into an obstructive force, making it almost impossible to get anything done.

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Letter: Quarantine is the only way to contain Ebola

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Written by Opinion Sunday, October 12, 2014 11:00 pm

Letter: Quarantine is the only way to contain Ebola Letter: Quarantine is the only way to contain Ebola To the editor:

This is in reference to allowing fatal contagious diseases into the country.

I don’t believe that any country has ever allowed a contagious, fatal disease into it, until now. Add to that, there is no known cure. At this time, there is the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, and Saudi Arabia is not allowing people in from certain countries, to prevent Ebola from spreading.

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