Nation has total disregard for ‘economy’
To the editor:
For example, the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials were constructed at a cost for labor and materials of $3 million each. The $22 million salary of NFL quarterback Drew Brees is for only one year and doesn’t include any material.
The Golden Gate Bridge costs of labor and materials was $37 million. More than 3,000 workers were used to build the Empire State Building in 1930.
The cost of both labor and materials to construct the eighth wonder of the world in record time (15 months) and under budget was $41 million. When we practiced economy in the 1930s, we could afford to build the Golden Gate Bridge, plus the world’s tallest building (at that time) for the same “income” of Tiger Woods for one year ($78 million).
It took 20 years to build the Lincoln Tunnel at a cost of $85 million.
By outlawing economy and enacting inflated pay raises, salaries and alleged “benefits,” we have successfully bankrupted some of our cities and created a national debt of $16 trillion as a result of our total disregard for the “economy.”
In 2012, we paid 10 American athletes $543.1 million for playing games rather than working.
That is more than three times the amount of money in one single year than was spent by this nation for labor and materials to build the Washington and Lincoln memorials, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Empire State Building and the Lincoln Tunnel.
Kump is wise choice for delegate
To the editor:
The election of our delegates and representatives in 2014 is probably the most important election for America and Americans. Check out the candidates before you vote.
Do we want to shut down our coal industry? Do we want the EPA and President Obama mandating such harsh regulations that small businesses have to close down and let go of their valued employees? Do we want government surveillance of and intrusion into our lives? Do we accept the inexorable and exorbitant taxes? Do we want to lose our Second Amendment right to bear arms?
This is why I highly recommend Larry D. Kump for delegate. I will be voting for him. He is a man of his word, a man of honor. Our issues are his issues. He submits bills that support us, support lowering taxes and support small businesses, and he works to protect our constitutional rights and liberties.