Your Opinion: Inconsistency among opinions

Dear Editor:

The past several weeks has seen our community in a debate about the upcoming Transformation sales tax issue and your paper has been regularly printing letters from people both in favor of, and opposed to, the proposal. While your attempt to appear even-handed in the selection of these letters should be applauded, it has occurred to me that there is a curious inconsistency in the submissions.

Letters supporting the Transformation initiative have been authored by a variety of citizens with a wide demographic range of age, gender, professional, geographic and political viewpoints. No one single author has had multiple letters published again and again.

However, those letters in opposition to economic progress have been penned by the same seven or eight individuals who repeatedly get multiple letters published in your paper. Please give your subscribers a break. We have read their opinions. Either publish opposing viewpoints from some new writers or admit that there are no other letters worthy of speaking against the issue and let it rest.

As for my choice the issue is simple. I’ve lived in this town for over 40 years and this is the first true opportunity I’ve seen to really make a positive impact on the economic growth of our community. It will be nice for me and my generation, but it will be great for my children and future grandchildren.

We’ve waited too long. It’s time to use this momentum and take action. There are no guarantees but one if we do nothing we guarantee failure.


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