March 21 reader letters
A heartfelt thanks
To the editor:
On Aug. 19, 2013, my home had a devastating fire. We called the fired department, stayed outside and waited. All belongings, gone.
We stayed at the Maggie Valley Inn for three days. Thank you, American Red Cross.
We then stayed at the Comfort Inn for a month. We had to buy clothes, food, of course, dog food. My insurance company came through and found us a home to live in. Thank you, Allstate.
But who will rebuild my home? I called two contractors who did not want to touch this destruction.
I let my fingers do the walking and called WNC Home Builders. I met a man named Rob Young. He was courteous, friendly and I let my instinct trust him. And little by little, things were getting done.
Then things happened so fast. He picked me up to shop. Shop. I never thought I would have a home again.
All I want to say is that WNC Building Company is not just a company; it’s the man behind it.
Thank you, Robert Young.
Strive for more growth, less tax
To the editor:
Freedom to earn a good living and to keep what you make — creates economic growth.
Economic freedom is the opportunity to make decisions about the money that we earn. We decide if we want to take a business risk, save it for the future, or spend it on our own families.
Taxation takes away economic freedom from the individual — it forces people to pay. It removes freedom of choice.
Small businesses create a growing economy. They work hard so we all have a chance to earn more money. When governments stay out of the way, small businesses can hire more people. When taxes go up — the mom and pop shop owners must pay the government, not their employees.
People will work hard when they get to keep what they make. Taxation is a necessary evil — so why are politicians in favor of more evil? Can we agree we are far past the ‘necessary’ level of taxation?
Economic freedom does not depend on the government for help. When people are free to earn more money, then people can take care of themselves. Lower taxation to let families keep their own money.
When I dream the American Dream, it includes what I can do for my family, not what I can do for the government.
For example, the U.S. budget is $2.7 trillion a year with a $17.5 trillion debt ($55,100 /person: every adult and child). http://www.usdebtclock.org
My American Dream includes a “debt free future” for our children.