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Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014

Letters: It's about location

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It’s about location

Regarding the affordable-housing offset that was mentioned in the Jan. 15 editorial and previous articles: Location, location, location! This real-estate mantra is a large driver for real-estate development costs, not governmental fees. That is partially why we had a huge real-estate economic crisis of recent past, and many other circumstances, too, but the mantra shows that fees or taxes do not drive businesses away. This is false straw-man theory; it looks plausible but is not the true fact.

Customer base, material and resource supply and good financing are what brings businesses to an area. If you don’t have customers, you won’t develop the business. If you can’t retain good employees (need for affordable housing), then you won’t be able to grow your business. It’s time for business to pony up! Instead of just getting high profits for the business owners and stockholders, it will be wise to have longevity: great workers, reliable government (not one with never-ending budget deficits and which all can trust) and great service (from businesses and government). Then we get trusted, long-term, forward progress for all. Not just for profit, but for a total community. A strong constituent base.

Personally, I didn’t drive to Walmart (across Interstate 805) the other day because the four cents per item I’d have saved would’ve cost me much more in gas, auto wear and tear, insurance, etc. and polluted my neighborhood more, and I know that my neighbors—from my (affordable) housing complex—work right across the street! So, location, location, location works! Now let us let it work for us all!

Daniel Beeman, Clairemont


Flatulent and stupid

Regarding your endorsement of David Alvarez for mayor [“Editorial,” Feb. 5]: Explain to me how an anti-business mayor “grows the middle class.” Only private-sector productive activities sustain an economy. The government is necessary but, like red wine, should be done in moderation. The unions are parasites, so what would a union puppet do but create another Detroit?

Explain how a union puppet mayor would “grow the middle class” and “lift people out of poverty.” This is just left-wing, non-thinking flatulence on your part. You can’t explain how he would do it, because he couldn’t. In the words of Gavin Newsom, “You can’t be anti-business and pro-jobs”—something very simple that you are too stupid to understand.

Craig Thompson, North Park


Political instability

This letter is in response to your Jan. 29 editorial, “Susumo Azano is a symptom.” I agree that we must do something about large donations to political candidates at all levels.

While some may refer to these exchanges of money as donations, I think of them as bribes. They are payments to people for the purpose of influencing current and future policies for the betterment of a few. We need to find a way to even out the playing field, so that we elect candidates whose focus is to improve life for the majority of our citizens, as opposed to putting money in the pockets of a few.

I can relate these bribes to our recent recession, which was caused by unscrupulous lending and irrational investment schemes. Just as regulatory oversight became lax, political oversight has become lax. If we allow these political bribes to continue, our political stability will eventually become a problem, just as our economic stability was impacted in 2008.

Ronald Harris, Scripps Ranch


Alex and her vagina

I just finished Alex Zaragoza’s awesome article about “knocking one off the wrist” [“There She Goz,” Feb. 12], and I can’t say I’ve ever read anything like it. Way to push the boundaries with an honest and candid take on a taboo subject, baring the most personal part of your life to any stranger who endeavors to read. Best wishes for a long happy and healthy relationship between you and your vagina.

Josh O’Rourke, South Park


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