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Bypass handicap spots
Handicap Parking. What is it about those two words that are so difficult to understand? My wife and I are both handicapped and the use of handicap parking is very helpful. However, often handicap parking spots are occupied and the vehicle does not have either a tag or a window hanger.
I recently pointed out to a guy that he should not park in the spot and he replied: “I can park where I want. Even the law doesn't care.” A possible solution would be to hire people just to issue handicap parking violations, and they would be paid a commission based on the amount of fine collected.
Johnny Vaught deserves
your support Nov. 4
Johnny Vaught is my choice to represent Horry County Council District 8. As a retired educator, businessman and community volunteer, Johnny has the skills and experience for the job. He has the ability to listen to and to communicate the wishes of District 8 residents in council meetings and committee meetings. He has recently demonstrated his leadership by bringing residents of Coastal Heights (Quail Creek) together to defeat a move to create a special tax district for the subdivision.
Although he says that he is not a politician, Johnny Vaught understands politics and politicians. He has proved himself worthy of my vote because he understands that people need to be heard and that he will listen. He says, “Truthfully, I don’t have all the answers, but if elected, you have my pledge that I’ll work with council and the public to effectively address issues impacting Horry County at large and District 8.”
I expect Johnny Vaught will find effective, efficient, and economical ways to do what provide for the needs of District 8.
More taxes won’t
solve revenue woes
Here we go again with letters to the editor proposing new tax burdens on citizens who are struggling to make ends meet.
They propose new taxes on golf carts, trailers, mopeds and anything else that they do not own. It is easy to impose taxes on someone else. They have even proposed reinstituting auto inspections. We got rid of that unnecessary tax years ago because inspections proved to be ineffective and did not make roads safer.
I have a better idea. Let’s not impose new taxes and let’s not raise taxes on anything. The government should focus on economic growth if they need (questionable) or want more tax revenue. Tax revenue grows naturally as the economy grows. We can repair our bridges and roads incrementally over time by prioritizing projects based on need. Prioritizing is what budgeting is all about.
W. Cary Rowell