Comments from readers:
I SEE THAT Augusta is getting more grants for meals for children. I don’t understand where the mothers are. They leave the kids for society to take care of. I don’t want any children to go hungry, but they shouldn’t depend on taxpayers.
KUDOS TO CVS for pulling the cigarettes. Now, all I have to worry about is some drunk getting his fix at CVS and drinking and driving. I think they have their priorities backwards.
UNTIL THIS CITY gets out of the Dark Ages (not up to date compared to other larger cities), we need to get a rail system here that connects to the other larger cities that offer more for families. Plane fares are ridiculous; hardly anybody can afford them. The majority of Bush Field service, I am willing to bet, is business-related fares paid by companies/employers. Let’s get it done, Augusta.
I HAVE NO PROBLEM with dental work done on children whose families are on Medicaid. They can’t help it if their parents are too sorry to work. I have a problem with my tax dollars paying for the adults getting dental work when the people on Medicare who have worked get no help. Our backwards government at work.
THE COOKOUT ON Walton Way needs a picnic table so pedestrians can sit down and eat. They are taking your food to competitors’ place to have a seat.
I BELIEVE PEOPLE on welfare should have drug tests. The working man and woman have to do it or they get fired. I also think all elected officials from president to the local dog catcher should have to take drug tests.
NATHAN DEAL IS NOT trying to get brownie points with blacks. The mayor is only responsible for city affairs, and the governor is responsible for state affairs.
IT’S NOT THE Republicans’ fault that unemployment did not go through. It is your fault because you are too sorry to go out and get a job. Fast-food restaurants are hiring. May not be the job you want, but it’s money coming in.
RANT FOR MARION Williams. Please focus your energy on the citizens of Augusta and the people of your district.