To the editor:
I had occasion to drive north this week and as is my normal practice, looked for lower gas prices than those we enjoy in Harrison County. I found $3.89 a gallon in Falmouth, $3.79 a gallon in Cold Springs and $3.63 a gallon in Columbus, Ohio. I guess its that evaporation and distance from the refineries again.
I also noticed quite a few signs advertising incumbent or want-to-be trough swiller’s, but none of them show party affiliation. Are they ashamed? I certainly can understand why.
I’ve had occasion to consider voting for Romney in our upcoming election, except for a couple of things. I’ve researched. In order to increase employment in this country I see two ways. Union busting so our payrolls are competitive with China’s 60 hour minimum work week at maximum monthly salary of less than $500 and similar situations in Vietnam, Indonesia and India.
The other way would be such tremendous tax benefits to companies that the whole country would self destruct.
Also, I’ve read the history of Mormonism, about the founder being a amber criminal and a drunk and receiving his revelation in a New York City alley. I’ve read about the gold tablets, white salamanders, magic underwear, the preparedness pantries, and all the other foibles. It’s a little frightening to say the least.
I thought our city fathers (?) were going to do some research on gas prices here. Haven’t seen any follow up. I thought I would recommend that since its obvious they have our best interest at heart they go ahead and vote in the smoke free program instead of suggesting that the whiners practice their right to a choice and go elsewhere. That way we would have another reason (besides gas prices) to leave the city. Other than our beloved Thrift (and I’m not a smoker) on weekends we go to The Chatterbox in Falmouth and Sam’s in Georgetown. If you believe that crap about percentage of smoke here I’ve got 40 acres for sale that’s certainly smoke free.
Ronald D. Dumm