Ed Morse, Johns Creek
GOP payroll tax stance belies recent actions
I am very disappointed (but not surprised) by Lynn Westmoreland’s vote on HR 3630. When a short-term extension was offered, the Republican line was that a short-term extension did not make sense. They are right about that, but we are in this mess because of the Republican mantra of “do nothing” to keep the economy depressed until the election. The Republican lemmings are jumping off the cliff. Though the president’s job performance rating is low, Congress’ is much lower. The lemmings will be swept into a sea of discontent in the next election cycle.
Cecelia E. Burroughs, Newnan
Cartoonist’s recent work lacks balance
Over the years, I have enjoyed Mike Luckovich’s cartoons immensely. However, I have noticed that most of his cartoons in 2011 seemed to be aimed at Republican politicians. Although our elected officials and candidates (regardless of the party) always invite political satire, recent cartoons seem to indicate a political agenda — rather than the witty humor that Luckovich has demonstrated in the past. The truly sad part is that the cartoons aren’t funny or thought-provoking. I’m hoping that Luckovich will become more creative in the future — and start producing the humorous cartoons that I used to forward to.
Jeff L. Sanders, Cumming