Letters | Legislative pay raise earns taxpayer ire; Don’t just drop interest rate to solve student loan crisis; Myrtle Beach doesn’t need outside vendor to operate golf course

June 27, 2014 

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Topic

Legislative pay raise

earns taxpayer ire

The next time you are up for reelection, we, the voters, will remember that you want to increase your salary $12,500.

When Marie Antoinette was told that the peasants had no bread, she laughed and said, "Let them eat Cake."

Donna Crile

Myrtle Beach

College debt

Don’t just drop rate

to solve crisis

I read with increasing dismay the discussion concerning the $1.2 trillion student loan debt and how reducing the interest rate is so critical.

It seems to me equal concern should be directed toward the universities and governments for them to reduce their costs, maybe even passing along the savings to students. What a novel approach.

Keith Palmer

Murrells Inlet

Whispering Pines

City doesn’t need

outside vendor

Myrtle Beach does not need outside vendors to operate Whispering Pines golf course. Letters about the course needing to be cleaned up and operated on a level like other courses are way off base.

I golf multiple times a week,in my opinion the Interior Department did not give the course so it will be like other golf courses. A municipal golf course gives the folks who live and work in the area who do not make good wages an opportunity to play the game they love at a rate lower than the other courses.

It offers a membership where green and cart fees are included. Whispering Pines might not have all the extra bells and whistles, but it does have a challenging course that is in good condition, a friendly staff, and you do not have too pay an arm and a leg to play. If the city lets its current staff manage without interfering, I am sure the folks of this area will be proud of Whispering Pines.

Gerald Friedman

Murrells Inlet

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