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Craig Rummel: Politicians need to listen

To the editor:

I read with disbelief the front page of Thursday’s Craig Daily Press.

After the lodging tax was soundly defeated by the voters of this community (the voting machines weren’t even cooled off yet), our elected officials are thinking of re-working the thing and trying to ram it down the voters’ throats.

Maybe after we season it a little, the new tax will be more palatable to the community. Let’s have another election next April when the voter turnout is low and maybe only the enlightened people will show up.

Seventy percent of Americans are against the health care bill. Seventy percent of Americans are against the mosque being built at Ground Zero. Seventy percent of the citizens of Craig voted against this lodging tax.

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Is it just me, or do the politicians of this country (national, state or local) understand when the electorate doesn’t agree with their ideas?

I guess “We the people” are just an ignorant, angry mob that have to be led because we just don’t understand. “Force it down their throats because we know what’s best for them,” is what they think.

I think the Democrats that were defeated in Tuesday’s election got the idea that they should have listened to their electorate. Now, I hope that our local officials will listen to theirs.

Mr. Carwile, Mr. Beck and all other proponents of the lodging tax, what part of no don’t you understand?

Craig Rummel

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