Andrew T. Greenberg, Philadelphia
Charge fees to maintain roads
The recently enacted bicycle legislation leaves me with one nagging question: If I have to share the road with bicycles, see specific lanes reserved for bikes, and watch out for the symbols denoting bicycle-only lanes, why haven't our legislators also included some type of licensing (fee) for the operators. If they derive benefits from our roadways, they should have to pay as I do. My gas tax helps pay for the roads and they should pay their fair share.
John B. Lukens, Lafayette Hill
Tony Auth will be missed
I have read and enjoyed Tony Auth's cartoons daily for many years ("Drawing to a close," Sunday). He has angered, delighted, frustrated, saddened, and cheered me, whether I agreed or disagreed with him.
Thank you, Tony Auth, for all of your years of hard work and devotion to telling it like it was. We will miss you!
Michelle Rothstein, Furlong
Maybe not by everyone
The letter "Losing a friend" (Tuesday) about how dismayed a reader is to see Tony Auth leave The Inquirer made me laugh. Auth was the most biased political cartoonist on the planet. He spent 40 years demonizing the Republican Party with cartoons that were often vicious in nature. I, and many of my friends who read your paper, are delighted to see his ultra-left-wing messages finally gone from the Editorial Page.
James Gerry, West Chester
Employers must offer living wage
The article about employers who are unable to find decent employees had a glaring omission ("Quality applicants are scarce," Monday). It did not mention the pay scale. Were the employers offering a living wage? If not, then why would they expect to attract good workers?
Eric J. Pedersen, Audubon
How to define 'conservative'?
I would like to know what definition of conservative Rick Santorum uses ("With hope fading, Santorum staying in," Wednesday). He persists in calling himself a conservative, yet he has no problem orating on issues that are intrusive into people's private lives, including contraception, abortion, and marriage. I thought conservatives wanted less government interference, not more. Am I wrong?
Joyce Weiss, Wynnewood