RICHARD VOORHIS, CUMMING
Retirees were never promised a nearby commissary
As much as it pains me to criticize fellow military retirees, I find it astonishing that so many have written to complain about
the closing of a commissary that happened to be geographically close to where they happened to retire.
Several have alluded to “broken promises”. During my 25-year career in the Army, I was never, ever promised that wherever I happened to retire, a military commissary would be close enough for me to shop there. The claim is absurd, and gives the appearance of another interest group demanding “stuff” without consideration of the cost to the taxpayers.
JOHNEY R. FRIAR, AUBURN
State parks would be cheaper conference sites
“Posh training for tax officials” (News, Aug. 12) at a conference? That riles my tightwad tendencies no end. Have our tax officials never heard of our delightful state parks? Have they never heard of their lovely lodges, delicious dining and large meeting rooms at sensible rates?
A pox on posh. Down with toadie tax officials. They can cut corners just like the rest of us.
CATHERINE BOONE SHEALY, ATLANTA