Letters to the editor for Oct. 28, 2009

Union Democrat staff /

Smart, not so

To the editor:

The people who create the lies and distortions about health care reform are smart. The people who believe them aren't.

Frank Russell Sr.


Get it stopped

To the editor:

In recent months I have had an ongoing problem with added charges on my AT&T statement for purchases not authorized by me.

The amount is always the same, $14.95. I have called the companies (UnitedTel and Streaming Flix) in regard to the charges, and was told no problem, they would reverse it, and they did. But they refused to guarantee that it wouldn't happen again.

Today I called AT&T to ask the company to put a billing block on my account against third-party billings. I was informed that it can't do this because the California Public Utilities Commission says this is a legal practice, and my only recourse is to call the companies each time I'm billed to have the charges reversed, then call AT&T so it can reverse them as well.

What a rotten setup. How can this be okay? I know there are millions of people, like me, being billed who never look at their statements, they get a bill, pay it, and never notice added charges.

Bottom line, in my opinion: We should all write to the California Public Utilities Commission-Consumer Affairs 505 Van Ness Ave. Room 4300, San Francisco, CA 94109. Also, the PUC at 1-800-649-7570 and get this stopped.

Lou Anderson


A financier?

To the editor:

My concept of God and what He does has always been a bit fuzzy, but I was enlightened by Jan Higgins' letter of Oct. 14.

God is a financier! He sits behind his desk in the big bank in the sky surrounded by ledgers, computers and copies of the "Wall Street Journal," "Business Week" and "The Wealth of Nations." He worries about earthlings messing up His policies which call for unrestricted business practices, elimination of all taxes, and termination of environmental regulations.

It is understandable that with all these important issues, God doesn't have time to worry about wars, global warming, the poor, the abused, the ill and all those who find survival a daily challenge.

Perhaps our pledge of "One Nation Under God," should say "One Market Under God."

Ruth Godbout


The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Tuesday May 31, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
Letters to the Editor for May 27, 2016


Creating Sonora’s future To the Editor Reading Elena Linehan’s letter (“Beyond the ... more

Bernie Sanders deserves space and respect


You’re Bernie Sanders, and you’ll turn 75 on Sept. 8. You are ... more

Build happiness by making it a habit


Hey, did you get the email I sent you this morning? It’s ... more

Bill Cosby, from victomizer to victim


There is no doubt in my mind that Bill Cosby did a ... more

GOP in danger of becoming No.3 choice in state


Even before Californians at last start marking absentee ballots this month or ... more