Daily 49er

Letter to the Editor: The CalWORKS requirements are unfair

Christine Le, Julie Le, Ashley Pipes, Joyce Witcher and Lisa Vu

February 17, 2013

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The CalWORKS requirements are unfair California's welfare program known as CalWORKs stigmatizes and stereotypes poor unwed women, especially minority women, keeping them at a disadvantage within our society. The legislation, federally known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) was a welfare reform created in 1996 based on the conservative belief that welfare causes unemployment and ...

Letter to the Editor: Vote “no” on Prop. 30 for future interest

John Suttie

November 3, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Vote "no" on Prop. 30 for future interest With Proposition 30, every Californian is being targeted by Sacramento politicians to pay higher taxes. Prop. 30 will increase the state sales tax, already the highest state sales tax in the nation. On top of that, personal income taxes will go up on upper income individuals, many of whom are the owners of the small business that provide the bulk of the jobs in our state. Even w...

Letter to the Editor: A message on Prop. 30 and its effects

Warren T. Furutani

November 3, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

A message on Prop. 30 and its effects I want to thank the organizers of the Yes on Proposition 30 and No on Proposition 32 campaigns for inviting me to speak at the campus rally on Oct. 18. Also, I want to apologize if I offended anyone with the occasional "F-bombs" I dropped during my speech. As a senior citizen, I had some flashbacks to rallies when I spoke at Cal State Long Beach against the Vietnam War and around other issu...

Letter to the Editor: A professor’s view: “No” on Prop. 30

Brian Lane

November 3, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

A professor's view: "No" on Prop. 30 I am a proud self-righteous left-wing liberal Jewish democrat. The first presidential election I voted in, I voted for George McGovern. I was one of four people who did so. Tax hikes? I vote for them. Bond issues? Count me in. More social services? There can never be enough. Infrastructure? Build a bunch of it, and then build some more. Freeways, sewers and cell phone towers on every ...

Letter to the Editor: Why you should vote YES on Prop. 30

Norbert Schürer

November 3, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Why you should vote YES on Prop. 30 A staff editorial in the Daily 49er recently asserted that students would easily come to the conclusion that a "yes" on Proposition 30 is the right way to vote. "Just hearing the words '$250 million' [in cuts for the Cal State University system] and 'higher tuition' are more than enough to likely sway student votes." However, it seems to me that it might be helpful to offer more than a ...

Letter to the Editor: Halloween costume article is offensive

Jazmine Contreras

September 29, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Halloween costume article is offensive I want to address the article, "Women should not feel obligated to dress down for Halloween."   As a woman, I find this article to be extremely disrespectful, misogynistic and condescending. In his attempt to preach on the objectification of women on Halloween, he placed yet another restriction on women's ability to express themselves. This article reinforces the culture of "slut shamin...

Letter to the Editor: Sales tax needed across the nation

Michael Chan Yee

September 16, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Sales tax needed across the nation Shane Newell's column on Amazon.com misses the point. Sure, it's good and all that Amazon.com is finally capitulating to pressure, but what about all those other out-of-state retailers who are still exempt? B&H, JR and Abe's of Maine are just a few examples of the retailers that will still not charge me any sales tax on what I buy after Sept. 15. The only ultimate solution is for a comprehensiv...

Letter to the Editor

Joanne Tortorici Luna

April 29, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor

As a faculty member, I was glad to see your indication of support for the principles of our struggle, but disappointed to read in the same Daily 49er editorial, "CSU faculty strike would hurt student body," (April 24, 2012) your opposition to our strike preparations. Nobody wants to strike, however, these extraordinary actions are being considered only as a last resort to defend not only faculty rights, but the rights of...