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

Our school system scores again

Yet another star to add to the Coweta County School System. The Georgia Department of Education released the results of the latest alphabet ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: REALLY?!?: Kevin Brown, CEO of Piedmont Healthcare, gave a speech last week sayi ... Read More


He is risen

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent ear ... Read More


Georgia Says

The Times, Gainesville, Ga., on tax reform being overdue: April 15 was tax day. The marvels of electronic filing may have lessened somewhat ... Read More


A well-deserved and prudent raise

Coweta County School System employees should be a little happier this morning after the Board of Education restored one paid teacher day and ... Read More

Becoming a health care mecca

A rather depressing statement came out of the mouth of the CEO of Piedmont Healthcare during a breakfast speech earlier this week. “On ... Read More