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    George J. Sharpley: Limit taxpayers’ money to entrepreneurs

    The July 12 business article “Startup delivers air filters to homes” was a perfect example of how entrepreneurs develop businesses. This is the way to develop entrepreneurs without throwing taxpayer money at a business “wannabee” that, more often than not, will fail.

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    Jimmy Holcomb: Vouchers’ real intent

    Your July 18 news story “Vouchers may flow before hearing” included references to families, as well as schools, as recipients of this taxpayer money.

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    Jim Hugenschmidt: Source of incentives

    Regarding the July 25 news article “NC senators push for new incentives to encourage relocating businesses”: While I support the N.C Senate’s proposal to allocate funds to attract businesses and regret losing a chance at having Continental Tire locate in Asheville in 2011, I...

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    Peter Gilbert: Raleigh’s R-Line subsidy may run afoul of federal law

    The July 22 story and your July 23 editorial raised some important issues of equity with respect to CAT fare increases and R-line subsidies but left out key details about the disparate impact on African-Americans, the elderly and the poor.

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    Wanda Easley: GOP socialism

    Regarding the July 23 news article “Bill to limit sales tax worries local leaders”: I thought Republicans espoused local government. If so, why would they consider limiting local sales tax and local referendums? If Sen. Rick Gunn, a Burlington Republican, wants to “level the...

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    Julius H. Cromwell: An HBCU inspiration

    Regarding the July 12 news article “Lottery winner gives to Shaw”: Marilyn Fields should be an inspiration to all Shaw alumni as well as to other alumni from historically black colleges and universities. Many of these schools continue to struggle in their attempts to solicit contributions...

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    Donald Prush: Easy 401(k) solution

    Regarding the July 24 column “A 401(k) for all Americans”: Gene Sperling lamented the 401(k) tax deduction, which was enacted 30-some years ago, because it benefited the high-income taxpayers with a 39.6 percent deduction, whereas it benefited low-income taxpayers only with an approximate...

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    Joyce Rothchild: Security indeed

    Regarding the July 22 letter “Forced funds”: I’m sorry about the death of the writer’s mother-in-law, but she would have to be earning an incredible salary as a nurse to have paid enough into Social Security to have financed college educations for four grandchildren even...

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    Patrick Murphy: Durham loses ‘Mojo’

    Almost as distressing as losing Mel Melton’s great restaurant/club Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse was the tenor of the July 22 news article “Durham’s main club for blues has closed.”

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    Michael Hinton: Life benefits

    The writer of the July 22 letter “Forced funds,” lamenting that Social Security doesn’t work simply because he and his family theoretically did not benefit from the premature death of his wife’s mother, completely missed the point of Social Security.

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