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Sound Off for September 2: OS needs to fix roads, not hire a mayor’s assistant

Shea Dobson takes a phone call on Tuesday, June 6, after learning he defeated incumbent Connie Moran to become the next mayor of Ocean Springs.
Shea Dobson takes a phone call on Tuesday, June 6, after learning he defeated incumbent Connie Moran to become the next mayor of Ocean Springs. amccoy@sunherald.com

Bon voyage

Irma, pack your bags you’ve won an all-expense-paid vacation to the east coast go now.

Require it

It’s time to require every house that is below 50 feet above sea level to have flood insurance.

Money problem

It appears that Biloxi has a money-management problem not a money problem. Where does all the casino revenue go? Do we really need Cuban trips and Cuban fans?

Better companion

People should be ashamed of themselves for paying thousands of dollars for designer pets. A pound puppy will make a much better companion, and they never forget who saved them.

Better use

Instead of the Mayor and Board of Alderman of Ocean Springs hiring an executive assistant to the Mayor, they could use that money to pave some of the roads in town.

Built-in

Apple, Ford, and GM customers do pay for R&D. It is included in the price. It’s part of the cost of doing business. R&D money comes from the money they make from you.

Real world

For Apple, Ford, GM, any corporation or business, R&D is a part of their overhead. That R&D and any increase in it, is part of the final price the consumer pays. If you think it isn’t, you are living in LaLa land.

Pay it forward

OK, folks, now is the time to pay it forward. We received so much help after Katrina, now it’s time to help the people of Texas. There are a number of collection points around the Coast, including many fire stations. Canned foods (especially with flip top lids), cleaning supplies, baby care items, and personal care items (soap, shampoo, dental care) will be greatly needed in the months to come. Let’s locals get in the act and give thanks.

Money 101

Mississippi’s Superintendent of Education makes $300 thousand? The highest in the nation? And the Commissioner of Higher Education makes nearly $400 thousand? And Mississippi has one of the worst performing school systems in the country? What’s wrong with this picture?

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