On south-side Pick ‘n Save closing: It is hypocritical for anyone to blame Festival Foods for Pick ‘n Save closing and then complain that people have to travel so far for a grocery store. Obviously, they don’t have a problem traveling that far. Pick ‘n Save’s demise began long ago when the GM plant closed, and it has been downhill ever since.
It’s called competition. Why should I need a card to get a sale price when another store sells theirs at regular price, or spend a certain amount on a higher price item to get a discount on other items? That’s why one store has been so successful. No gimmicks, just low prices.
I think they had it coming because their prices are too high, and the employees treated customers terribly. That’s why they closed up, and everybody went someplace else.
On Tuesday editorial, “Government shouldn’t meddle in grocery business”: Gazette, you owe Janesville south-siders an apology. To suggest we are partially to blame for the closing of Pick ‘n Save is farfetched. My neighborhood supports Pick ‘n Save, and we are disheartened at its decision to close it. I speak for many, and we look forward to maybe soon have a replacement grocery chain step up to service this side of town, just as Walgreens, Mocha Moment and Eagle Restaurant, to name a few. We appreciate and will continue to support south-side businesses.
On Edgerton School District’s facilities review: It is refreshing to see your organized approach to this evaluation. Keep focused, stay true to the residents and do not be influenced by organizations that will benefit from huge investments. You must keep steady on this course, and you may reap huge benefits for your district. Wishing my school district was taking this approach.
On road-funding ideas: For state budget savings, an additional idea should include licensing all trailers—landscaping and other hauling trailers—on the road. If it’s on the road, it’s taxable as in most states.
On $4 million for airport near world-class golf course: Really, $4 million of taxpayer money to a private golf course for improvements? You have to be kidding me. What made the Republicans and Scott Walker think it’s OK? Just because Michael Keiser donated money to the Republican Party doesn’t warrant wasting our money. There should be an audit on wasting our tax money on such things like a private golf course.
On Foxconn deal: Don’t be surprised when Foxconn makes a big campaign donation to Gov. Walker and the Republican Party. I wonder if that’s the part of the deal that was blocked out by Walker’s office when they made the document public.
On the Dreamers: Let the Dreamers stay with the present guideline as legal residents, but not as citizens. Then go after the parents who brought them here and deport those lawbreakers. Hopefully, many of the kids will follow their parents back to their native country.
President Obama never had the authority to establish DACA in the first place, and this was nothing but an amnesty scheme. Offering amnesty only encourages more illegal immigration. This would be an injustice to the legal immigrants who go through a long vetting process and adhere to our laws.
On Wednesday Sound Off complaint about Packers victory: It’s funny how whoever called in forgets how badly the Packers got screwed by the officials when they were in Seattle that cost the Packers a victory. So I guess what goes around comes around and not all officials are perfect.
On the Monterey Dam: Why is Douglas Marklein and the city council refusing to allow the citizens of Janesville to vote on the future of the Monterey Dam? I thought we lived in a democracy and not Stalinist Russia where his people had no vote.