Friday, January 5, 2007

Word of the day - de·tractor n.

Noun 1. detractor - one who disparages or belittles the worth of something.

According to today's Observer Dispatch, Mr. Reed is quoted as saying "We will never be able to satisfy the detractors".

We believe that what Mr. Reed really meant is that some town residents are "sick and tired" of the baloney. They are tired of being "squeezed out" of town government. They are tired of the arrogance displayed by the current town board. They are tired of being told that what is "wanted" by a few is best for the "whole". We believe that what Mr. Reed really meant is that he does not care about the wishes of the majority unless of course it corresponds with his own opinion. However, we prefer to call ourselves taxpayers!

Mr. Reed, here is another word of the day. DEMOCRACY - rule by the people. When the town board puts forth a $5 million spending plan and yet there are so many holes in the plan that it looks like swiss cheese, and you start throwing out words to try to discount the feelings of the taxpayers in New Hartford, it might be time for you to look at your reasons for wanting to be Town Supervisor. Shall I post some of the materials that you mailed to our homes during your campaign?

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