Take your own advice
Tom Cotton is on re-election mode, spouting the old Republican mantra of trickle-down economics, now called “state’s autonomy and flexibility.” The reason we need a strong EPA, not the new Republican version, is that some state-relaxed environmental laws endanger their citizens, but also that dirty air and water flows into many other states. Cotton even touted Trump’s directive to ignore rising sea levels when permitting builds in flood plains! Build, make lots of money, get elected and leave the problems for others.
State governments are easier to control with big business donations, then overlooking critical federal building and safety laws. Memories are short about the thousands of polluted industrial sites and waterways that had to be cleaned up by the federal government over the last 60 years.
Cotton praised the new coal power plant in Fulton for its clean energy operation, but won’t credit EPA for the Clean Air Laws.
Individual state control of hurried mass transit projects will, in some cases, result in lax planning, substandard components, more worker injuries and the old kickback system flourishing. However, construction and supplier business owners, along with some politicians, will see significant personal economic growth. Not much increase will “trickle down” to the workers.
Tom Cotton, please take your own advice on character; work for all citizens, not just wealthy contributors and Donald Trump. You mentioned working with Democrats to solve problems, do it! Look to John McCain for true leadership, not Trump. Jim Pumphrey Garland County
‘Thanks’ for support
On Aug. 19, Brick City Pizza-Uptown provided pizza and hosted a party for the Friends of Hot Springs National Park volunteers. On behalf of the board of directors of the Friends, I would like to thank Brick City for providing delicious pizza for our group and always supporting our fundraising events. Those volunteers attending were Bill Pyla, Bob Doyle, Claude Pollard, Jenna White, Mark Taylor and Melli Sandmon.
Additional volunteers are needed at the Cultural Center in the Ozark Bath House to greet visitors, answer their questions and help raise funds for the restoration of the Maurice Bath House. Interested persons, please contact Roxanne at 501-638-4575 for information. Vice President Dennis R. Magee Friends of HSNP
Dear editor: Daylight saving time.
It’s that time again when we have to upset our body clocks.
As a wise old Indian put it, “Only the U.S. government thinks that if you cut 6 inches off the top of a blanket and sew it on the bottom, you will have a longer blanket.”
My question is, “What does the government do with all that daylight they supposedly saved?” Sonny Starnes Hot Springs