As a followup to the letter George Kline of Main Motorcar on June 12, I have to say I am disgusted that this type of thing still goes on. I can see that his company was not the low bidder for Gloversville police cars recently, and I gather they were purchased from an out-of-area dealer. Apparently, he was offering the Dodge Charger, which I have seen many of outfitted with the police package. I also understand that Gloversville, like every other community in New York state, is in dire financial straits and must do whatever is most prudent. Buying police cars from an out-of- area dealer is not one of those prudent decisions. Whether it's police, fire people or teachers, they all always have their hands out demanding more and more in health insurance benefits, retirement contributions (pensions) and pay increases. Wouldn't it be nice if we taxpayers could give everyone out there working 9 to 5 to make ends meet, if they can find a job, some of the tax money to give them the forever comfortable lifestyle that these groups demand? But all of this tax money is more than spoken for by this unappreciative, greedy, unrealistic public sector.
For Gloversville or the county (in our case) to turn its back on a local business that is determined to stay here and generate revenue and tax dollars and jobs, as George says, is "embarrassing," and I would say it is just plain wrong and we need to put a stop to these entitled groups acting with disregard to the businesses and citizens that allow them early retirement and health insurance forever on our backs.
George, continue "to be a hero in your own back yard" and hopefully, when the day comes that Gloversville and Johnstown are refocused and renamed "Fage Town," we will see modern, up-to-date police vehicles cruising the streets with local dealer tags on the license-plate frames.
Robison & Smith owner,