I have lived in the Falls since 1968. My great-great grandfather was one of the village founders. I have served the community in multiple ways: Firefighter, various boards and commissions and for many years was president of the Falls Cable Access Corp. Currently I own, and am active in, a restaurant equipment manufacturing company.
Over the past several months I have watched the gradual decline of my favorite airline, Midwest Express.
Following its name change to Midwest Airlines, the company rentlessly terminated its pilots and outsourced piloting to Republic. They reduced other services as well.
More cuts followed, and Midwest became a shadow of its former self.
Our President has said:
"If there's one thing that I regret this year is that we were so busy just getting stuff done and dealing with the immediate crises that were in front of us that I think we lost some of that sense of speaking directly to the American people about what their core values are and why we have to make sure those institutions are matching up with those values,"
Let me say Amen to that. What disturbes me most is that, in all of his hours speaking and campaigning for his agenda on national TV, he never spoke to me.
Thanks to my financial advisor for this eye-opening link: