Wow, here is a letter to the editor from a committed socialist.
This Oswego County resident excoriates Matt Doheny for making a lot of money in his chosen field of endeavor...the stock market. Then this gentlement delivers a list of ways Doheny should spend his $6million plus income made last year...
Let's see, Mr. Lee Schick of Fulton says Doheny should sink $2.5million into the failed Nestle chocolate plant...Then he wants Matt to drop a half million on the Golden Fish Restaurant in Port Ontario (Lee must have enjoyed the fish platter)...Then he is advised to sink the rest into the defunct Dealmaker auto dealerships. And if anything is left over, Mr. Schick advises it be given to charity.
Mr Schick, says he will instead vote for Doug Hoffman...That is of course his right and its a justifiable choice on many grounds, just not the grounds he uses.
Being successful is not a bad thing. All three Congressional candidates have been enormously successful in their respective fields and are millionaires.
The notion that we should condemn success and then attempt to tell the successful how to invest their earnings is not consistent with the free enterprise system that has driven prosperity in this country for 200+ years.
But, if folks like Doheny decide Mr. Schick's mantra makes sense, I have suggestions for spending that $6million.
A couple of million on Sewall's Island to build a Kayaking Hall of Fame.....A half million on Shooties as a respite for Steelers fans stranded in NNY.....I would like a million spent on reopening the old Bajjaly's Market because a friend of mine has fond memories of buying Swedish Fish there as a child.......
How about a million reopening the Air Brake Foundry, another million paying the Grid bills for all my friends and relatives for the next five years, and with the last half million, please put small bills in a brown paper bag and leave it in Zeppelin's dog house this evening at 6PM.
Another thing left over, please donate to charity. I will send you a list of ones I prefer.
The notion that if someone makes money, we should collectively tell them how to spend it is at the heart of many of our problems. That is why I respectfully suggest that the letter writer is indeed a socialist.
Watertown Daily Times Doheny does not give back to community