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Veterans Day sales
On Veteran Day sales, why are most sales the same for everyone? It seems if we are celebrating our veterans the sales should be either specifically for veterans or veterans should receive larger discounts.
It seems businesses use honoring vets as a guise to drum up business. Not patriotic at all, the opposite in fact, it's self-serving. And, usually sales are 10 percent off. If something cost $10, the vet saves a dollar.
It's drumming up business on the back of a vet. Seems more disrespectful than grateful. Respect and Integrity are key values in the military and to use the premise of saving money in honoring military members and their families sacrifice seems self serving.
SC voters, leaders
know what they’re doing
Re: Nov. 11 letter from Goldie Adams Caulberg, “SC voters make baffling choices”
I figure from your letter you moved here from another state where everything was exactly how you wanted it. So why are you here in our beautiful state where you do not like the way we do things?
If it wasn't for all the transplants, our violence would be at least 90 percent less. True, our roads are not the best in the world. But it doesn't take a well-educated person like you to know that the government has no money unless they borrow or get it from the people who have to pay any way.
Obamacare takes from the working people to give to the non-working to give them a new lifestyle. South Carolina didn't lose millions of dollars, we keep those dollars in our state to help our people. As for as Gov. Nikki Haley is concerned, she has done more good for South Carolina in her first term than Democrats.
Change the season’s dynamic;
stay home and give thanks
Now that we are in the midst of the annual hallothanksxmas season, I thought it appropriate to offer some thanks, and ideas for surviving the never-ending retail extravaganza.
Thanks and kudos to those retailers who have decided that their employees are more important than the stores being open on Thanksgiving Day. Shame on any of us who give lip service to not liking this practice, but then shop at any of these retailers. Failing to take even one day to relax and be thankful for all we have in America seems like a cop out.
The math is easy — if you are against this practice, don’t shop on Thanksgiving Day.
If we continue treating the season as nothing more than the need to buy more gifts, and gifts we often can’t afford, nothing will change. If instead we take at least this one day of Thanksgiving to spend with others we care about, and not shop, we can send a message. It’s really that simple.