Letter to the Editor
Wed, 08/12/2020 - 11:27am admin
Letter to the Editor:
Douglas and Howell are among the ten poorest counties per person in the United States. This is because a few wealthy local families and our Republican legislators have worked diligently to keep wages unsustainable low. The current Republican Party cares more about billionaires’ wealth than your family’s health and wellbeing. Jason Smith and Billy Long always vote for tax breaks for the wealthy and large corporations. They always vote against raising wages, improving access to healthcare, education, worker safety and keeping our land, water and air free from poisons and pollution. In every recent election most local voters have voted Republican and local conditions have gotten worse. A pamphlet from 1984 said, “Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.”
If you want your family to do better in the future, think about this before casting your next ballot.
David Calhoun, Willow Springs