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Bond Poll
By Tom Ferry


March 01, 2006
Wednesday PM

The SitNews' bond poll should require all voters to explain their reasons as to why they pushed the yes or no button.

I am sorry to say that a no vote means you are against senior citizens, you want to hurt the entire business community, you want the cruise ship industry to pull their contributions to the arts community and most non-profits under the PATCHWorks' umbrella. The youth in our community will have less summer time jobs to come home to. You want property taxes to go up and in general you could care less about the small entrepreneur who has no health care or retirement who's trying to scratch out a living in this town.

I wonder who the no voters are as I have not run into any. Most no voters hiding behind their no buttons are afraid to say it publicly because they cannot articulate a good reason to vote no. Who are you?

Tom Ferry
E-mail: eagleheights(at)
Ketchikan, AK - USA

About: Tom Ferry was born and raised in Ketchikan He writes, "My great great grandfather Vernon Ferry was in the gold rush of 1898 and ran the Indian River Road House.


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