Letters to the editor
Do we want more
Thank you, Doug Trease, thank you, thank you, for your response to Robert L. Warren's recent letter in the Sun Advocate (Another earthquake, Sept. 6) You could not of put it more precisely when you wrote, "What a waste of valuable paper space".
Mr. Warren's warning of an impending gigantic earthquake in next year's elections is interesting. We have already seen an earthquake of proportion in the off year election of 2010. The Tea Party advocates took over the U.S.House of Representatives after that election and what do we have? We have a group of politicians who do not have the word "compromise' in their vocabulary.
Do we want more of the same?
Walt Borla, Helper
Backwards into the past
How many people in Carbon County know that the Arrow FM 103.5 has been taken off the air. KUSA and KOAL want more air time for their stations. KUSA says that they will do the same thing that the Arrow does but you know it is not the same. They also say that there is not enough people that listens to the Arrow.
A lot of well informed people in Carbon County are interested in what's going on in other parts of the state not just here in Price.
I remember as a teen, that KOAL was the only station that we could listen to. It was the only station in Price at that time. I couldn't wait until 8 p.m. so I could listen to KOMA out of Oklahoma City or Wolf Man Jack out of LA.
At the meeting I went to, two of our county commissioners voted to pull the plug on the Arrow and one didn't. I won't give names but you can call them and them ask why.
Not only will the Arrow be taken off the air but other Salt Lake City stations will be too. What a shame! The more stations we have here in the county the better it is for all of us, whether it's music, information or what ever turns your crank.
Let's just leave it alone, What are we doing is taking a step backwards into the past?
It's too late now for the Arrow. I know I'm going to be more involved in what going on in the county, take the time to go to the meetings and put in my two cents. We all need to do it. It might make a difference.
Way to go Cindy (Letters to the Editor, Radio decision wrong Sept. 20). I thought I was the only one not happy.
Where is our beauty?
I would like to commend Price City for the beautiful flowers on Main Street, in the Peace Gardens and in the rose garden.
The flowers around town make everything look more inviting. I'm sure that visitors to our fair city appreciate the informative sign and pots of flowers as they enter form the west end of town.
The new nature path will be a pleasant addition as well. Also as people from Highway 10 drive into town the see another sign and beautiful pots of flowers.
Driving in from those two parts of town is very pleasant.
However, when you come into town from Highway 6 from the east, beauty is noticeably absent. All you see are fields of weeds and more weeds. And of course the despicable condition of Melody Estates with its broken ugly fence, and rotting trailers with no windows, holes in the roofs, trash, old machinery, etc. The road into the trailer park is mostly mud, a little asphalt and gravel. The sign used to say "No Dogs Allowed" but now every one has two or three barking dogs tied up and standing in their own feces. It really makes me sad.
Going on into town is the white fence that used to be so pretty, now vandalized and more weeds.
There are some great people here on Faucett Lane with lovely homes who take great pride in their property. I want to know.
Where is the beauty in our part of town, Mr. Mayor?
Reva Douros, Price
Tea Party destruction
Once again I feel I have to rebut Robert Warren's last two letters in Letters to the Editor praising the Tea Party that wants to dismantle all the good things we have such as social security, Medicare, Medicaid, unions, the EPA, etc. and anything else that benefits common people.
In my opinion the Tea Party is a greedy bunch of nuts. They believe in an extreme form of Reaganomics: Take form the poor and give to the rich.
I don't have my in my Bible their passage that tells the poor man to sell everything he has and give it to the rich, but I have seen it happen. I know of people who have had to sell their possessions to keep their utilities from being shut off, to pay their rent or house payment and to buy gasoline.
I agree that the tax cuts Bush gave the rich and corporations has created millions of jobs, but I can't afford the air fare to China to see them. From what I have read the Chinese are more interested in the American consumer than the Tea Party.
The Tea Party is advocating further tax cuts for the rich, doing away with all regulations on corporations that protected people from sickness, accidents and death.
Instead, let's cancel all the tax cuts for the rich and use the money for something similar to the W.P.A. That would give some work to the long term unemployed that our distinguished law makers have said would rather collect unemployment than go to work.
The Tea Party tries to blame regulation for the recession when in fact it was the elimination and lack of regulation, especially on corporations, banks and Wall Street, that caused the terrible economic collapse.
The balanced budget amendment should have been passed at the start of the Reagan administration when the national debt stood at around $1 trillion after 30 years of strong unions and prosperity, World War II, wars in Korea and Vietnam.
I don't think Mr. Warren and the Tea Party understand that it was the Bush administration and not Obama that put our economy in the toilet.
I agree that the Obama administration has not done (spent) enough to bring us out of it but at least it didn't accelerate.
The main objective of the Tea Party and conservatives is not to legislate a cure but to make sure that Obama and the economy fails so that they can win back the country in 2012 and finish their job of destroying the middle class.
M.L. (Joe) Stock, East Carbon