Your views on the news and editorials in your newspaper are welcomed.
Contract to Cheat
Series shows businesses,
not workers, stealing tax money
Your headline on the cheats from the stimulus money really gave anti-labor folks a lift. I looked at the headline (and the subsequent stories) and thought “Oh no, what did labor do now?” Then, to my amazement, it turned out that the story was really about sleazy employers and not about workers at all.
Some conservative friends, who read only headlines, were crowing about lazy workers, etc. Too bad they don't read the articles and know that it was their vaunted businesses that were the cheats.
We are told over and over, by the Republicans, that business people and companies are the people to trust and that they should be in charge of running our country. If that does occur, someone help us.
Robert H. Ronan Jr.
A better approach
for jellyfish injuries
In response to your recent article on jellyfish and their stings, you come close to recommendations to alleviate pain … but no cigar. Don't use sea water and sand, period. Don't use vinegar mixed with water.
The venom from jellyfish, fire ants, and bees are made of proteins. The trick is to use pain treatments that break down proteins.
Do use copious amounts of undiluted vinegar. Do use Adolf's meat tenderizer (you read right). These products break down proteins. Pain relief is nearly instantaneous.
Newcomers’ views show
SC doesn’t have it so bad
My wife and I moved to Myrtle Beach a little over a year ago from Pennsylvania. We receive the daily paper and read with interest and a bit of humor, concerning the state and local government, laws and health care, and find them to be in many cases, in the dark ages.
We chuckle when we read of potholes, you don't know what a pothole is unless you've been up north. Now before you get all excited, we understand roads have to be maintained. With the issue of road maintenance, the gas tax being proposed only gets negativity. Has a yearly auto inspection ever been on the table? Maybe some of the hazardous vehicles could be taken care of (and maybe a turn signal could be installed). Along those lines, licensing of trailers and fines for those hauling and not covering their contents would create revenue.
We've also read about casinos. They do draw people but are so hazardous. One had been built in the next town to ours and we saw what it did to the elderly and people who just did not have the money to gamble. Look at Atlantic City. Do we really want that? We are a beach, tourist community. Casinos would be bring in an entirely different element and more traffic, which dealing with is currently difficult.
In closing we are enjoying living here, just thought we'd pass along some “outsiders” thoughts.
A. Mike Ackley
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