What to do?
By Robert McRoberts
September 16, 2008
I am sure we all get caught up in our lives where we are to busy
too care. I should have gotten in on the ballot to be the next
mayor, but I am too busy to get involved. I would just like to
give suggestions, just as we all should, unless you're just crying
that someone did something. Just what does the Mayor get for
pay? You cry about buying the guy a few meals. Why should a
go-getter want to get involved?
It is like this -- if you want
someone who can take charge and get this place moving you have
to treat them right. If I was Mayor I have so many things in
my mind to get things moving. But as soon as I did something
good for our community someone would be mad at me for getting
my cut. Beware people, what Stevens did was not as bad as it's
made out to be. Young on the other hand maybe was not a good
thing. If there's nothing in it for us why waste our time when
we can do our investing on are own? All we get are the people
who just want to be a big shot, sneak in a few back doors and
Regarding the race for the next Presidency, I am not a power
hungry Christian Republican, or a bleeding heart Democrat. I
am stuck in the middle. America really needs a strong three party
system. Someone that can take the good from all sides and put
them into action. We need heath care for all. We're already giving
it to the poor, and the rich and union worker have their own.
Me, I have to pay for my own, but as soon as I need to use it
I will be toast -- just as many other good people have learned.
maybe that's why the poor chose to be poor. Why work so hard
just to have a bad day and lose it all? I do not know how we
can think the ones that are in government care about the ones
that don't have insurance, because once you serve you get heath
care for ever. They don't care. Look out for #1. To some it easy
to be a barracuda. I would like to see someone like George Carlin
be the boss.
Yes, old Sara slammed us on TV. but we were never going to get
a bridge at 300 million. Ketchikan got too greedy just like this
thing to grab more land so we could get a million more $ in federal
timber grants and crank up our taxes to cover this stupid move.
Let the state take care of it, why do you think they let it happen?
It costs more than it reveals. Why is Ketchikan not even shown
on the statewide news. except when they're talking about nowhere?
But when they ask what we would take, we said nothing but a bridge.
Maybe a couple ferries that could be more versatile for the traffic
would of been too much. No, we just build one on our dime that
is just like the old ones. Why not something cool like a ferry
that ran on electricity? To get some growth on Gravina there
should of been a land lottery. I would buy and I bet a lot of
others would too. Why do you not care about connecting the roads
to Petersburg and making Ketchikan a stop were people could drive
through Alaska instead of us paying for them to ride the ferries?
Camping and fishing -- it's big stuff every where else.Running
these boats is a cost. We need to shorten the runs, smaller boats,
I have a hard time focusing on my main topic -- if I was Mayor.
I would not need to make new jobs @120,000$ a year that we don't
really need. Read the top again. I would be telling the city
no on the Library and parking garage -- the offices are moving
out of down town and there will be less need. The fire station
should be right by Tatsuda's that way the emergency vehicles
can stay out of downtown when responding to every where but the
docks. Then again far enough out of the center of downtown to
free up more parking. I would get the state to get our highways
finished up. I bet more accidents are from Saxman to town, but
this piece of road is still the same winding road that was there
in the beginning. No more going out and starting at the end and
hop around. It seems to me the closer to town, the more traffic.
What to do with the head tax monies, are you totally stupid?
Let's make town easier for the locals to deal with them. Proper
lighted crosswalks, I like those yellow lights -- you can tell
some one really wants to cross.
One thing I have to say I like about what Sara did when she was
Mayor of Wasilla was to get rid of personal property taxes, Just
maybe that's why they started earning more sales taxes. The malls
and shopping moved into Wasilla. Well, I am tired of telling
you all what I would do because I didn't put my name on the ballot
-- so who cares. If you like what I had to say write me in the
blank when you don't know whose name to check. at least it will
make a point. If I did win, I would do good for myself too by
creating more work than we have workers. Maybe that's already
the problem. Now what do we do? We can't afford to live here
Thanks for letting me opine.
Received September 11, 2008
- Published September 16, 2008
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