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Both parties share
in misleading public
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I usually just read the op-ed page and chuckle, but enough is enough. The Democrats are not the only ones that have made mistakes or told what some people believe to be lies.
These are just a few facts not brought up by the Republican writers: Watergate; Spiro T. Agnew; the Iran-Contra affair; and at the same time in history, Congressman Charlie Wilson’s War. Oh yes the CIA was involved in that little battle.
Does the phrase “Read my lips, no new taxes” ring a bell? Lastly the grand entrance on a aircraft carrier with the large “Mission Accomplished” sign, a little premature I think. We are still cleaning up that mess, are we not? I hope that this does not offend anyone, it is only my slant on the war of words.
Focus tourism money
on tourists, not residents
If Myrtle Beach spent more money promoting tourism from other states and less money locally promoting themselves and their “tourism growth initiative,” maybe my home assessment and tax rate would not both need increasing at the same time.
Maybe virus will show
need for US health care
Once we shovel past all the fear mongering and hype surrounding Ebola in the United States, there seems to be one invaluable lesson to take from it. We desperately need universal healthcare in this country and we need it now.
It does not help if you have insurance while your neighbor, the person who handles your food, the driver of the school bus etc. does not. As long as some are without, we are all vulnerable.
The fact that Medicaid expansion is being denied to citizens of South Carolina for purely political reasons is a slap in the face to all of us. Ebola is very hard to contract, we should see this as a wake up call for all of us, we need to demand our governor accept ACA before we face a major outbreak of something much worse.
Don’t expect leaders
to cancel bike events
Anyone who expects our elected officials to say anything about canceling either one of the motorcycle rallies, might have to think again. You have to realize that big business runs these cities and towns. You have all of the hotels, restaurants, gift shops, golf courses, gas stations, as well as a slew of other businesses that depend on these two bike events to bolster their businesses.
These big businesses also contribute a whole lot of money to the campaign funds of our elected officials. I don't think it is fair for Myrtle Beach officials to increase taxes to pay for the police protection. The businesses should either be asked to foot the bill, or place a 10 percent surtax on all of their operations for those two weeks. Our citizens are going to be taxed for something they don't want any part of.
As far as the proposed 40-mile loop, that is totally wrong. Our police cannot handle these masses of people where they are now. How do they expect to handle them spread out over the countryside? You will be taking these people out into new areas where they can have some really wild parties. This could happen anywhere on that loop, and then you will have no control at all.