Mt. Vernon Register-News

Opinion

January 2, 2014

Renovate existing high school

Well, the house built on sand is beginning to sink. I’m talking about this new high school that we just had to have, you know, the one that wasn’t going to cost the tax payers anything!

Looks like these folks that were so gung ho on this new school has gotten themselves in a mess and still can’t come up with the obvious answer. I’m glad I’m not that educated.

SELL the blasted property, use the money to renovate the high school that we have. You know, the one that’s so dangerous for our kids to be in, but have been in for years without problems of health, the one that you say would make good housing.

My dad always told me that when you gain by lying your gain is short lived and full of problems. Well, I’m not calling anyone any names here but the advice was certainly good and has proven true over the years.

I have an idea, lets put it back on the ballot, stopping all of the hype and be open about everything AND if it passes to build we can all be in it together and get it done IF the MVTHS Board of Education will listen to the people instead of their preconceived demands.

I’m really getting fed up with everyone wanting to raise taxes. Sales taxes, property taxes, you name it and someone in Mt. Vernon politics will want to tax it. It isn’t like we’re having a population boom in this city, it’s the people that have stayed here through the thick waiting for the thin that’s being taxed to death.

With the Primary Election coming in March I’d suggest that everyone get out and vote and lets clean up some of the mess on all of these tax boards and City Council. It’s that easy, just vote!

Jerry Merritt

Mt. Vernon

1
Text Only
Opinion
  • Sometimes brand-name drugs just work better When you go to the pharmacy for aspirin, do you buy Bayer or the private-label generic alternative offered by chains such as CVS? The price for Bayer's version is more than twice that of CVS's, yet the active ingredient is exactly the same. The choic

    April 24, 2014

  • Conference looks at Obama, democracy Some of America's leading public intellectuals, scholars and activists gathered at Tufts University April 16-18 for the fifth annual Barack Obama and American Democracy conference. Author Michael Eric Dyson's exhilarating opening keynote offered a ri

    April 24, 2014

  • Will losers outvote winners? When it comes to the politics of Obamacare, there's really only one question that matters: How many Americans are benefiting from the new health care system, and how many are hurting? Problem is, we know more about the first part of the question than

    April 24, 2014

  • Why EU is not your dad's Europe The important-sounding Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union has recently reiterated "its strong support for Ukraine's unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity." Poor, destabilized, post-putsch Ukraine is to be congratulated

    April 23, 2014

  • Facebook bank could be disrupting force The company that rebranded the word "friend" may soon take up a more ambitious makeover: the word "bank." Facebook is on the verge of winning approval from Ireland's central bank to allow its users to store and exchange money. The company's plans are

    April 23, 2014

  • Warren's call for student loan reform As commencement season approaches, graduating students will soon hear words of wisdom from speakers offering experience, advice and inspiration. One thing they're not likely to hear about is the $1.08 trillion elephant on the quad -- our nation's stu

    April 23, 2014

  • How we devalued the 'R' word At the risk of angering somebody like MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry, I sometimes used to joke that I only look white. Actually, I'm Irish. Meaning basically that I wasn't raised to think the man in the big house had all the answers, nor deserved all t

    April 22, 2014

  • Can Hillary rock the world? WASHINGTON -- There are few happier events than becoming a grandmother, and almost none that says quite so loudly "over the hill." Ageism mixed with sexism is a toxic brew, but somehow tolerated. It's a often-used joke, but not a funny one, that wome

    April 22, 2014

  • Losing hearts and minds Robert Kagan recently wrote that, foreign policy decision by foreign policy decision, President Barack Obama has given Americans what they say they want. But the result hasn't made them proud of America or of their president. The same phenomenon may

    April 22, 2014

  • I signed what? When Dr. Sam said, "You've got the prostate of a 16-year-old," it was hard to keep from beaming. This must be how a woman feels when a complete stranger tells her she has a beautiful baby. Well, maybe not quite. Still, it was hard not to feel proud o

    April 19, 2014

Twitter Updates
Facebook
Stocks