Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Time to attack wasteful tourism tax in Myrtle Beach

I have been reading with great interest the opinions posted here in The Sun News and the numbers associated with the distribution and use of the tourism taxes collected, and their utilization. In fact, every time I see that commercial on TV prompting “it's working,” I want to throw up because of the good money spent, not only advertising this tax, but the money spent producing these commercials.

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American workers often their own worst enemies

If the white-working class of West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan think that the election of Donald Trump is going to re-open the coal mines and steel mills to bring back their jobs, they are going to be sorely disappointed. Their America stopped being great in 1980 when Ronald Reagan was elected president and Reaganomics became the dominant American economic philosophy for the next for the next 26 years.

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Too much put at risk in Bucksport

Since the granting of a permit by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to develop the Industrial Park Marina in Bucksport, flood waters have breached the waste water treatment plant across the road from the marina. At this point, we do not know what damage has been done, nor do we know what consequences are in store.

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Must I accept the Trump presidency?

I sat in disbelief as the election results slowly came in and were reported. State by state, numbers showed that many Americans voted for a different person than the one I wanted. My ideas differed from the one finally pronounced president-elect on concerns like abortion, economics and healthcare. I cried. His definition of change scared me, and I felt like the world had come to an end.

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Why are you still in the country? Trump won, remember?

When my wife and I went to vote, we had our photo IDs in our hands to show who we were, only to be told they weren’t needed due to the court ruling postponing the voter ID law. Later that day, I went into a Dollar General to buy some beer to take over to my friend’s house, and even though I am well past 21, I needed to show my photo ID.

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Mars is just a dream

Reports of a new space race tell of NASA’s plan to send astronauts to Mars in the 2030s and SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk’s ambition to get private explorers there first. This race, however, can’t be won with either’s current technology, regardless of their spending or commitment.

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Wrong then, wrong now

Carl Higbie, a prominent supporter of Donald Trump, said recently that the mass internment of Japanese Americans during World War II was a “precedent” for the president-elect’s plans to create a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries. He said the plan would be legal, that it would “hold constitutional muster.”

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Don’t drain the swamp; fill it up

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump pledged to oust special interests from government by promising to “drain the swamp” in Washington. These three words make for a clever chant. But Trump’s key proposals – hiring freezes for the federal workforce, term limits for Congress and a few cosmetic lobbying bans – are to ending corruption what bloodletting and leeches are to healing the sick. They won’t work, and they only make matters worse.

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