Kudos to Commissioner Gunther for speaking up for all people and social inequality, especially our service people.
I am amazed at the hypocrisy at the latest public hearing this past Tuesday at the QAC commissioner's meeting in regards to the Hunter's Oak text amendment. Most of the people who spoke were opposed to the project..... a rural country club in Queenstown located on Carmichael road off Rt. 50. I couldn't also help to notice how many of the opposers moved over here in the last few years and are either retired or near retirement.
I just can't seem to understand why the people, who talk the loudest and complain the most are the ones who don't understand they ARE part of the problem. They don't understand that by moving over here to QAC; they added to the traffic problem, (they speak of), they helped add to the pollution in QAC waterways and so on. Could it be that these people live under the adage, "Now that I am here, I don't want anybody else moving here."
I sat in dismay as I listened to the complaints of inflated environmental woes, congested traffic and embarrassed as the gentleman from Caroline County made degrading comments against our working class people in our county. What a low blow. Are we on our way to becoming an elitist snob?
The people who spoke against the amendment appeared to be senior citizens and it's great that they are retired, but what future are we leaving for the next generation(s)? They seem to forget we are graduating hundreds of kids every year and without commercial/business growth; we will have no jobs to offer them for their livelihoods. Is this fair or is this greed?
Do you wonder what would happen to your taxes if we become stagnant and have zero growth? How will we sustain a viable economy? And one more point: spray irrigation is not a polluter!! We need growth that will create jobs, keep our tax base healthy and we need to be the gatekeepers entrusted to the younger generations of tomorrow!