Gingrich shilling for oil
I have one question for Newt Gingrich concerning his opinion about off-shore drilling: Who is paying you to speak such drivel? The mantra in politics is, “Follow the money,” so I figure that you are being paid by Dick Cheney’s oil pals to support the old, tired saw that America is vulnerable because we’re not raping the ocean to support our appetite for fossil fuel. Thank goodness that President Obama and the more forward-thinking members of Congress realize that weaning ourselves off of oil supplied by people who don’t like us is the best policy for America.
Phil Manson, Conyers
Bottled water, meet EPA
Re “Stricter labeling urged for bottled water” (ajc.com, July 9): I applaud Congress for demanding that bottled water be held to the same standards as tap. If the reliable water that flows from our municipal systems has consistently met EPA quality guidelines, bottled water corporations should be federally obligated to follow suit. I am concerned as an Atlanta citizen about bottled water corporations’ lack of transparency, because Coke is headquartered here. If corporations like Coke refuse to correct their course, public backlash will most certainly do that for them.
Eliza Reock, Atlanta
Workers needs basics
For every working-class citizen in this country, there is no substitute to nationalized health care. If we have health insurance through our jobs, we get the insurance we are given with little choice. If we do get sick, we will probably lose our jobs, and with them, affordable health insurance. How much does that cost our country? Take the profit out of the insurance companies, and we can pay for basic health care. Let’s make the insurance companies compete for our business, with real value and reliable accountability
Gail Horwitz, Lawrenceville