Letters for Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Term limits just might help
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Democrats are incapable of running anything. The proof is in the cities, towns, and countries run by their philosophy practicing partners in selfishness. Thank you Glenn for telling it like it should be. Unfortunately you’re talking to a crowd whose majority will demand “the rich pay for everything, the middle class is transferred to the poor class, and everyone, other than the “rich” get’s free stuff and a government job.” President Trump is showing these selfish “humans” how success only comes from hard work, everyone paying their fair share, monetary programs that create jobs not welfare, and all the rest of what it takes to make a strong and prosperous country. Thank you President Trump for being a voice of reason in a sea of self motivated and naïve “humans”!
Mr. Mickens… You are right by adding the new excise tax it’s going to increase everything we buy, every service we use and as regressive as it is, it’s not right. If this to be, then the tax on medicine, food, and clothing should be reduced or eliminated by all of those citizens you speak of. However; the costs and maintenance all of our highways, roads, bridges, sidewalks, and any other means of getting from point Ato point B on this island regardless if we drive, bicycle or walk should be shared by all citizens. I feel the only people exempt would be those who at no fault of their own are our handicapped citizens.
Linda Estes… I feel what you are saying. Term limits are probably our only way to get rid of council members you speak of. I would almost bet my savings on who you are talking about. I believe I read he is one of those who is termed out this next election. When it comes to our”popularity contest” elections it’s very difficult to get rid of these people who are nothing more than high paid volunteers with no creativity or direction. Hopefully if my most recent letter gets printed it will offer our residents a whole new direction of getting our council to move our island in a more professional efficient direction for all citizens services and needs.
The problem with term limits is for those who truly qualify for the job are not looking for a two year job. It’s the method of how we get council members that has failed us. Where else in the world can you get a part time job that with benefits, training and no experience for a starting pay of nearly 70k a year? Really!