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March 27, 2014

Sound Off published March 27

Tonawanda News — Someone has to say it and I am going to! The lauded marina project in NT is nothing but a money pit boondoggle. Two million dollars put into that property for what? There are marinas all over the place that can’t be filled. The real sin is that the city should be putting that money into a prime piece of property at the Weatherbest slip area downtown. Burgio had a plan and they made sure he was kicked out of office. The problem? Well connected politicians and city employees, past and present, are leasing property from the city for a pittance for their enjoyment.  Look at Mayor Ortt’s appointments to the Waterfront Commission.  They are boathouse owners themselves or connected in some way, shape of form to an owner.  Do you think anything will ever be done with that property to develop it into the gem that it is?  No way.  They will obstruct it. And the news looks the other way and praises the marina money pit boondoggle! 

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I would like to comment on Scott Leffler’s column an Fred Phelps passing. He refers to Fred Phelps as having a very Old Testament reaction rather than love thy neighbor. It’s kind of tiring Mr. Leffler when Christians like you espouse kindness towards others yet you never hesitate to make a nasty crack about the Old Testament meaning of course the Jewish faith and the Jewish people which is behind the nasty crack. Don’t you ever get off it?

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Obamacare is supposed to be affordable care. Well it’s not. What about all the prescriptions that your doctors want you to take that are not covered by this plan, even the generic. What’s wrong with this problem? Can’t we get the prescriptions the doctors want us to take? Why can’t we get what we need and pay under our insurance?

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