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06 August 2008

Beware this dangerous concept of economics

Mr. Obama recently proposed that, given the power, he would take money from an oil company's alleged excessive profits, and give the American citizens an additional $1,000 as another stimulus infusion.

It seems to me that the message is that Americans are hurting because of profit motive, excessive dividends and greedy corporations.

I suggest this is a dangerous concept of economics. Personally, I am not enamored with either party's nominee.

I am retired and doing my little part to try to reduce blatant consumerism and energy waste. I do not blame huge successful corporations for the current state of the American economy.

I am concerned with the tremendous expense of police actions being fought in the Middle East, and the fact that few, if any, retail items currently have a "Made in USA" sticker when turned upside down.

Supply and demand suggests a corporation prospers because of public support through sales, service and investments. The power of controlling profit margin already exists.

No politician should have the power to decide the percentage of success any private corporation is allowed to attain for the owners, workers and also stockholders.

May I respectfully suggest, that if Mr. Obama is elected, he simply allow me to figure out my 1040 and subtract $1,000 from the bottom line of total taxes owed. Let the IRS scale back, not some American supplier.

West Marcus

03 August 2008

Judge Gamble left admirable legacy

Judge Arthur E. Gamble's recent death, caused by the insidious Parkinson's disease, diminished the city of Greenville and the nation as a whole.

Judge Gamble was a man of great stature as well as statute. He was of "The Greatest Generation." Like so many, he interrupted his life to voluntarily defend his country as a Navy pilot. He returned to Greenville to fulfill a stellar career as a lawyer and later a judge.

He barely survived a dastardly and cowardly attempt to assassinate him with an explosive device under his car during the turbulent days of civil rights voter registration.

Parkinson's reduced his body and his strength, but it cannot remove the memory of a towering, handsome man of superior character with beautiful silver hair. He was every bit the image he presented.

Bub Gamble was a genuine, unassuming human, who loved his family, friends and the greater community, and in return he reaped their undying love and respect.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have known such a fine gentleman and to remain friends with his loving wife of 60 years, Bobbie, and family.

His memorial service was a celebration of a life well lived, a legacy fulfilled and for a person who loved, and was unfailingly loved in return. We know he is resting in peace, as can his family. They can rest assured the angels were sent to escort him. He once again flies high.

West Marcus