Galloway Current | Opinion, Letters to the Editor

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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Letter: A few casino execs get the gold mine; all others get the shaft

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Written by Opinion Monday, October 06, 2014 11:00 pm

Letter: A few casino execs get the gold mine; all others get the shaft Letter: A few casino execs get the gold mine; all others get the shaft To the editor:

The lead article in the Oct. 3 edition of the Atlantic City Press asserts $700,000 will be split among key Revel employees from proceeds of the casino’s sale. Meanwhile, thousands of laid-off employees are hoping for an extension to their unemployment benefits. A few folks get the gold mine while everybody else gets the shaft.

Furthermore, Taj Mahal muckamucks are threatening to close their casino if they are not allowed to trade union pension payments for 401(k) plans.

I guess it’s no pain for the execs, but lots of pain for the labor force that makes everything work.    

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Letter: AC used to be a town of traditions

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 08, 2014 01:03 pm

Letter: AC used to be a town of traditions Letter: AC used to be a town of traditions To the editor:

As the annual Miss America competition approaches and decades of tradition continue, one question comes to my mind: “Where are all the new traditions that Atlantic City will be remembered for?” I see so many people smile and reminisce about the Show Us Your Shoes Parade, the big final night and how they have loved the pageant since they were kids. These nostalgic memories make me question, however, if we will ever get any more wonderful traditions out of Atlantic City.

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Letter: A society needs a well-educated citizenry to survive

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Written by Opinion Monday, September 08, 2014 10:17 am

Letter: A society needs a well-educated citizenry to survive Letter: A society needs a well-educated citizenry to survive To the editor:

Much concern has been voiced at town meetings about increases in property taxes. As a senior citizen on a fixed income, I feel these concerns are understandable, but let’s look at the problem from a different point of view. Has the cost of maintaining your home increased lately? Have your utility bills increased? Gas prices up? The schools, and their employees, are trying to cope with the same increases as the rest of us. There are six school buildings in Galloway to heat and maintain, and their utility and service bills increase just as yours and mine do.

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Letter: The economy does better with Democrats in the White House

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Written by Lawrence Uniglicht Wednesday, September 03, 2014 11:48 am

Letter: The economy does better with Democrats in the White House Letter: The economy does better with Democrats in the White House To the editor:

If you vote your pocketbook, here are a few facts to consider: We are entitled to our own opinions, but not our own facts.

According to Matt Egan of Fox Business (not exactly a liberal source), the U.S economy, stock prices, and corporate profits do better under Democratic administrations than Republican ones.

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Letter: It’s time to move out of Galloway

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Written by Vince Sinagria Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:29 am

Letter: It’s time to move out of Galloway Letter: It’s time to move out of Galloway To the editor:

My wife and I moved to Galloway about seven years ago and the taxes here have gone up every year and are now out of control.

I moved from Absecon, which also has high taxes, but they get services for the money. We don’t in Galloway.

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Letter: Time to cut government across the board

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Written by Jim Munroe Saturday, August 23, 2014 11:46 am

Letter: Time to cut government across the board Letter: Time to cut government across the board To the editor:

I would like to suggest that the following items be considered regarding the local financial situation, not just in Galloway, but in the general area.

I would like to try a 1 percent, across-the-board cut in all government departments and for all employees. The next year do the same thing, but increase the cut to 2 percent, resulting in a 3 percent total drop in the cost of government.

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Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions

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Written by Nick Russo Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:37 am

Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions Letter: Attend tonight’s Galloway meeting and start asking questions To the editor:

Over the last several years, the residents of Galloway Township have patiently endured the rhetoric coming from our town council and previous town manager, Arch Liston, regarding the need to balance our budget by cutting $1.6 million in services and employees.

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