SOUND OFF: 5/5/12

Published 6:04 pm Friday, May 4, 2012

Sound Off highlights anonymous, brief takes on the news offered via telephone by Daily News readers.

I’m wondering if the school system is so short on money, how there’s money to fund the Northeast Regional School of Biotechnology and Agriscience that’s being advertised on the Beaufort County Schools’ website?

Walter Williams’ column is astute and accurate. Only liberals with a Socialistic viewpoint would object to it.

Walter Williams for president.

My question is if Beaufort County Schools needs so much money, then why are we sending our kids other places instead of our home schools? Sending kids to Plymouth to that biotech center and sending kids to early college and busing kids all over the county so they can go to whatever schools they want, all of that costs money.

To the person who said that lower-income individuals do pay federal taxes in the form of sales taxes: He (she) should know that sales taxes are state and local taxes. He (she) probably also knows that families who have incomes up to $35,000 annually and four deductions — father, mother and two children — will usually receive more money back than they paid in. The earned-income tax credit accounts for this.

Please do not, do not, get rid of Walter Williams’ column. He’s the best columnist that you have in your paper.

One of the best things about the Daily News is keeping Walter Williams’ column in a prominent place. He makes a lot of sense. We’re not talking about having the poor pay more. The poor don’t pay anything, so how can they pay more?

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