Sunday, December 5, 2021

Letter to the Editor: Bill Reckel



I read your article about PRAC with great interest. I am 75 years old and have benn a Marco resident for 14 years. My family immigrated from behind the Iron Curtain in 1950. I have lived and written my personal biography about living the American Dream. What I see today is De Ja Vu about life in a socialist/communist country. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I seem to remember that somewhere between 16.5 to 17.2 of our working population ( tongue in cheek) work for some form of government.

What I see happening here is another form of government picking winners and loosers. Assuming free enterprise is still legal, why should the small vendors at the farmers market pay penalties because they are not from the island. I don’t think a one day a week event is enough to make a living. Most people go to the market to buy vegetables, fruit and fresh ethnic bakery goods and seafood. I hav’nt noticed any produce farms or island bakeries on the island. Who is the PRAC really trying to protect? Maybe Wynn Dixie or Publics.

If the local business community and the Chamber of Commerce like the way the market is operating, what business is it of the PRAC. Are these people transplanted Californians or just genetically challenged.

Sorry about any misspellings. I seem to have lost spell check on this old PC I keep here.

Bill Reckel

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