Letters to the Editor

Sandy Bartlett: Why did Chip Hagan accept stimulus grant?

Regarding the Oct. 18 news story “ N.C. DENR: Chip Hagan grant followed rules”: The question is not whether he spent all the money or gave some of it back. The question is: Why would multimillionaires Chip and Kay Hagan take any money from the federal government?

Federal grant money is taxpayer money. Part of their grant came out of the taxes the federal government takes from my salary as a North Carolina teacher. Common human decency would dictate that multimillionaires not take any grant from the federal or state government. They certainly should be able to fund their business ventures on their own.

Sandy Bartlett