Vote no on $70 million dollar
By Robert K. Rice
July 30, 2005
After reading Suzan Thompson and David Hangers' excellent letters
regarding the proposed $70 million debt, for the convenience
of the cruise ships, I support their stance. Also, if as stated
a fee paid by the tourists will repay this loan that we will
be responsible for, maybe they (the cruise lines) should just
fund the docks themselves. $70 million is pocket change to an
industry that literally grosses billions of dollars annually.
No matter what is promised
and how it's presented we are still talking about DEBT. Our federal,state
and local politicians seem to believe we (the taxpayers) are
an unending money supply for anything they can dream up.
We pay for crossing guards
and maintenance to our infrastructure that is sorely strained
by the sheer numbers of tourists now. I feel like a million or
so tourists a summer is plenty.
Let the cruise industry pay
for the convenience they desire for their paying passengers.
Enough is enough. Vote no on this $70 million dollar loan that
we will be responsible for repaying.
Robert K. Rice
Ketchikan, AK - USA
Ship Dock Extension By Suzan Thompson - Ketchikan, AK - USA
AN ELECTION By David Hanger - Ketchikan, AK - USA
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