Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a complation of reader comments from heraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.
Anderson City Market debuted last week, offering local produce and handmade wares at Athletic Park. (Article published June 27)
- “It’s great to see the community of Anderson grow with projects like this one! Kudos to the Lands and Townsends out there who take the initiative to spearhead these kind of ideas!”
THB: A great idea and a good location. It’s great to see Athletic Park utilized again.
Schools reduce part-time hours to comply with healthcare law. (June 27)
- “Americans are 100% clueless about the cost of both health insurance and health care. For an individual plan it costs $6K/year and $14K/year for a family plan. And that is for a very average plan and doesn’t include co-pays and deductibles. If the average American knew what health insurance costs, they would never support Obamacare or any other forced insurance plan. Even with insurance, America as a society will is go broke because of health care costs. That is because we pass out some very expensive technology, drug and labor based care to every Tom, Dick and Harriet out there without regard to ability to pay.”
- “Suck it up pay the people benefits---health insurance — reducing hours is not the answer.”
THB: Insurance is a huge cost of doing business and some, like ACS, are finding ways around it.
Longtime Anderson Community School teacher Dorothy R. Ayers died last week at the age of 94. (June 26)
- “Twenty years ago I saw her downtown and she knew just who I was ... and my sisters and brother that she taught as well! Remembering how she would pray for God’s protection over all of her students is one of the best childhood memories I have! May God bless and comfort your family ... Well done good and faithful servant ... Alligator Plus Plus!”
THB: Another ACS teacher who evidently left an indelible impression on her students.
In an editorial published June 27 The Herald Bulletin urged readers to help support programs that help feed the hungry.
- “With food stamps and all the other government programs going on I don’t see any children starving in this country. Let’s look at the reasons so many people are on welfare in the first place and address why it happens.”
THB: If one child in this plentiful country is hungry, that’s one too many. Hunger is a reality, whether you see it or not and these programs are necessary and should be supported.
The owners of Gene’s Root Beer have been accused of stealing tips from the carhops. ( June 28)
- “A tip is something between customer and the server. Unless otherwise stated so that the customer knows, tips should never be going to management.”
- “When I worked at Damon’s in college I had to pay a percentage of my tips to food runners, bussers, bartenders, and wine openers. We as servers had to cover their wages.”
THB: Waiting to see how this plays out.