Reed and president

The $872 billion stimulus bill passed in 2009 by the Democratic controlled Congress gave Atlanta enough money to hire 50 police officers and 75 firefighters. Because it was stimulus money, does that make them full-time, temporary employees?
Possibly so, because the sequestration cuts may cause their termination. Mayor Kasim Reed and some other mayors must think so, because they are lobbying real hard to keep the federal money flowing.
If Atlanta needs these and more police officers and firefighters, why doesn’t Mayor Reed make the case for them with his constituents instead of trying to ingratiate himself with President Obama by seeming to constantly appear on his behalf on all the Sunday talk shows?
Bob Druktanis, Sharpsburg

More Opinion

Georgia Says

The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia, on the passing of former Gov. Carl Sanders: We wouldn't have the Georgia we know today if it weren' ... Read More


Support for UWG-Newnan

Local residents’ support of the University of West Georgia Newnan campus, currently under construction at the old hospital on Jackson ... Read More


Why the secret vote?

During a recent regular meeting, the Coweta County Board of Commissioners voted to go into executive session. For those unfamiliar with the ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: REALLY?!? The city of Newnan and Coweta County are joining with VestNewnan to ap ... Read More


Georgia Says

Morning News, Savannah, Georgia, on immigration reform: President Obama must be tone deaf. His threat to go it alone on comprehensive immig ... Read More

Seeing the light

If you’re paying attention, you’d never know that only a couple of years ago this area was in the midst of one of the worst econ ... Read More