Commentary

Who checked out Blackhawk in 2006?

Dear editor,

Who vetted the Little River Healthcare and Block Rock company merger in 2006, the same city government officials and friends that were appointed by, are sponsored by, the international corporations that have their own interest in mind, not local interest?

This was a startup health care facility in 2006 with a 90 percent chance of failure as all startups are.

Who in their right mind would burden the taxpayers w ith a business, that has a 90 percent chance of failure.

The reason. It’s in the best interest of larger corporations to operate near a hospital.

Why should the local residents fund a corporation’s interest through taxation?

The board members failed in managing the company. They should step down and the hospital should be sold to someone that has the knowledge to operate it with a profit.

I say “no” to higher taxes. We have bailed out enough corporations this year.

William Parker 501 North Main Rockdale


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