William Sawicky Groton Editor's note: Following a long-held tradition The Day, as do most newspapers, provides candidate endorsements on its Opinion
I see "The Day" has endorsed a political candidate. Did the decision to endorse involve cronyism or democracy? Did all the employees vote to endorse or do I see another element in the slow demise of another American dream? That is, to live in a democracy.
This politically unaffiliated voter relies on the local newspaper for accurate information to become intellectually qualified to vote. The writer of the editorial Aug. 6, "Formica right fit," did not help toward that end. As a member of the low-income group, I take umbrage in the writer's phrase "frugally running a local government," relating to the endorsed candidate. Let's see how frugal he is.
He spent over $300,000 bailing out an oil company (gas station deal) and over $4 million bailing out a bank (ravaged farmland deal) and potentially will spend over $300,000 to preserve an old house (Samuel Smith house action).
Higher-income people comfortably pay the tax increases caused by this level of frugality, while those pesky low-income people have to give up something they need. I say he's not so frugal but highly experienced in governance that abhors low-income people.