2018-05-10 / Views

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Good Neighbor Services has established the “36 Club” to help fund needed roof repairs. 
Courtesy photo Good Neighbor Services has established the “36 Club” to help fund needed roof repairs. Courtesy photo Dear Editor,

Good Neighbor Services, thankful for today, needs help for tomorrow.

If you have ever wanted to make a difference in your community, there is no better time than now. Our new location is wonderful, but we have a need. Our roof has leaks and needs to be replaced.

Think $100,000.

So we have formed the 36 Club. We are looking for 36 women and 36 men to pledge $36 a month for 36 months. This will see us through.

Giving for others is the greatest of all human arts.

Good Neighbor Services is a 501c3 charity and all contributions are tax deductible.

Send your first month’s pledge of $36, made payable to Good Neighbor Services, to P.O. Box 70, Gulliver, MI 49840. Include your mailing address and receipts will be sent monthly, along with updates on membership.

We have 12 on board to date.

Good Neighbor Services

Dear Editor,

Tax Cut or More Debt?

A recent email from Rep. Bergman highlighted topics for which he took credit: passage of the tax cut and his voting for the balanced budget amendment.

He contradicts himself, as his vote for the tax cut will increase the national debt by over $10 trillion.

If he was truly interested in balancing the budget, the tax cut could have been revenue neutral by having the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share of taxes. Although a tax cut in 2018 sounds good, the relatively modest increase in net income for most of us is actually increasing the national debt that he bemoans.

He fails to acknowledge the huge windfall for corporations and the wealthy.

If he really wanted to see job and income growth for Americans and those of us who strive to live on a balanced budget in the 1st District, the corporate beneficiaries would have been required to increase employee compensation and job creation in order to receive those tax cuts.

As it stands, they are free to use this windfall in any manner they choose.

Rep. Bergman does not represent our interests. He represents the corporate donors to his campaign.

Irene Cotter

Traverse City, Mich.

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Very well said. Thanks.

Very well said. Thanks.