Living Under A Rock

Saturday, June 28, 2014

In reading the article about the Election Commission's emergency meeting concerning the wording to be put on the ballot pertaining to benefits for city employees "whatever" I got a chuckle out of Commissioner Ruth Braly's comment   "Anyone who was not familiar with the proposed ordinance must have been living under a rock."

My question to Commissioner Braly is, Have you ever viewed the jay walking segment on Jay Leno or Watters World on Bill O'Reilly? By my personal estimate I would say somewhere between 45 to 55 percent of the American public live under a rock or worse, and I would bet voters in our city would approach the same numbers give or take a few points.

Robert Richey



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