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Your Turn: January 17

January 17, 2018

Pop vs. BallRe: “Pop stands up for Walton; Coach likens Ball’s dad to part of peanut gallery,” Sports, Jan. 2:I couldn’t stop laughing after I read the article. Everything Gregg Popovich said about LaVar Ball applies to him when he criticizes President Donald Trump. Isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black? LOL!Jose Navarro Jr.Hardhearted GOPRe: “Yes, not all wealth is earned — so what? Inheritance inequity and even lazy heirs don’t justify estate tax,” Christopher E. Baecker, Opinion, Dec. 31:I disagree strongly with these arguments against the estate tax. To allow a Walton or Trump heir to inherit billions without contribution to the government would move our country toward an aristocracy with royalty by birth.The U.S. already has the most economic inequality among First World nations. The Walton family owns as much as 40 percent of the American public.Baecker seems to argue against taxes in general. He considers it repugnant for government to “redirect (tax) funds into the hands of the less diligent and/or less driven.” I think he’s referring to the 99 percent of Americans, including Walmart shoppers, who contributed to this absurd accumulation of private wealth.He’s also referring to the “undeserving poor,” who he thinks should not be coddled by government but left to survive or starve on their own. I will vote against this hard-hearted avaricious Republican philosophy in 2018.Darby RileyI tot I taw a tweetOur president has given nicknames to all his enemies, so it is about time that he have one.What could be better than “Tweety Bird Trump”?Ron SoeleKudos to ComalIt is popular to be critical of government agencies and workers. But that does not apply to Comal County.The spanking new Driver License Office at Exit 193 is attractive and appealing while featuring a crew of professional and friendly state employees.Star Carey, Canyon Lake

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