Your July 21 editorial “Taxing the rich” brought some questions to mind.
None can disagree that the pursuit of the American dream is conditioned upon good work ethic. So why all this fret about our economy collapsing and unemployment mounting?
Why did the most generous tax relief given in all of our history under President George W. Bush fail to create jobs? Who is creating jobs, how, and where?
I suggest that those who would like an answer should study advanced economic theory, economic thought, and the applied fields of economics — after a thorough study of American economic history.
Those of us who have spent a lifetime in that field have yet to fully understand the linkages and are rarely listened to by people who are interested in party politics.
Sylvania Twp., stay in TARTA
Any plan to pull Sylvania Township out of the Toledo Regional Transit Authority is premature and perhaps ill-conceived (“Sylvania Township eyes opt-out of TARTA,” July 20). Many in the township rely on TARTA and TARTA “Call-A-Ride” as a primary form of transportation, whether they need to get to jobs, schools, or appointments.
Before any move is made away from TARTA, Sylvania Township trustees must consider the needs of its transit-dependent populations, the economic impact of eliminating or reducing transit services, alternative transit services, and the aggregate economic costs and benefits of TARTA participation.
Given increasing traffic volumes and congestion in the township, the trustees’ time might better be spent in considering enhancements to service and promoting transit use as a meaningful alternative to the automobile.
Thomas J. McArdle
Old name reflects Polish heritage
Why is it necessary for a neighborhood to change its name, which represented a culture of proud, hard-working immigrants (“Old neighborhood with Polish roots picks a new name,” July 15)?
Polish families built magnificient churches, educated their children, established and supported mom-and-pop businesess, and kept immaculate houses.
Out of respect, let the community keep the name “Kuschwantz.”
Joyce (Zablocki) Michalak
To neighborhood, name’s the same
You can take a duck and call it a chicken, but it’s still a duck. In remembrance of those who came before us, long live Kuschwantz.
Think it’s hot here? Think again
Think it’s been hot in Toledo? Imagine wearing a backpack, boots, long-sleeve shirt, pants, goggles, helmet, and body armor. Picture yourself in a desert, and that someone is trying to kill you. This is everyday life for our soldiers in the Middle East.
Not so hot in Toledo now, is it?