Reader disappointed with Markell actions

March 29, 2013

The following leter was sent to Gov. Jack Markell, with a copy submitted to the Cape Gazette for publication.

Dear Gov. Markell: I am disappointed in your actions regarding tax increases this month. Sen. Hocker told me that you were a businessman who would do great things for Delaware, but I fail to see your vision or your wisdom. I only see broken promises.

In 2009 you said that the tax increases you proposed would be temporary and would sunset. That is not what was passed this week in the four bills that make the 2009 tax increases permanent and continue to raise taxes during the worst economy in my lifetime. Can you find no area to cut in your budget?

You have no idea what is happening to the people of your state. Even your statement about the 1,200 layoffs just announced by AstraZeneca shows you have no idea why jobs are being cut and also transferred to other states. I am so disappointed in your "business" approach to running our state.

Philip M. Drew
Bethany Beach

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