Astounding to cheer for industry that just takes

The Gazette Opinion Staff
Published: April 4 2014 | 12:36 pm - Updated: 7 April 2014 | 3:11 pm in

Good grief! According to Todd Dorman, “a pep rally and matching shirts and a bus tour of the west side” was to be featured Thursday in support of gambling in Cedar Rapids.

All this for a sleazeball industry whose sole business model is how best to fleece the suckers out of their money? A corporation that will build nothing, create nothing, do nothing except empty the pockets of its “customers.”

I wonder if there were pep rallies and “matching shirts” years ago when productive and long-lived businesses such as Quaker, Collins Radio and Penick & Ford were contemplating establishing their businesses?

James Beranek

Cedar Rapids

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