CAROLINE KNIGHT, ATLANTA
Gov. Deal’s helped businesses
We read the Nov. 28 PolitiFact on Gov. Nathan Deal’s commitment to reduce taxes for Georgia’s corporate citizens and respectfully disagree that he has broken his promises. From his first days in office, Deal made it clear that he wanted to grow our economy, create jobs and attract new investment. Four years later, we’ve been twice recognized as the best state in the nation for business — a fact directly attributable to policies put into place since he has taken office. Those policies were designed with the cooperation and input of the business community, who the Governor spent his first year in office listening to through the Georgia Competitiveness Initiative. What he heard was that business supported measures such as eliminating the sales tax on energy, extending angel investment tax credits, extending film tax credits, and incentivizing regionally significant projects. As a result, we have attracted companies like Caterpillar, grown a $5 billion film industry, and kept more of our entrepreneurs at home. We should all be glad to have a governor who will take the time to listen before he acts and who seeks the input of the people he serves.
CHRIS CLARK, CEO, GEORGIA CHAMBER
Why does the Obama administration spend hours talking about Ferguson when we have crises all over the world? Why are we not talking about ISIS and their bloody march across the Middle East? Why is Iran’s nuclear proliferation not worthy of a summit when Ferguson seems to be? What happened to the discussion on amnesty? When are blacks going to see measurable progress in securing jobs? What credentials does Al Sharpton possess that warrant a leadership position at the White House and a chair at the summit? Who is going to look into crimes that are not white on black , but the reverse? We all deserve some answers.
MEL MATUSZAK, DACULA