I absolutely agree whole heartedly with the comments from Gary Clark (Sept. 22). Who the (blank) does Kadlec think they are? Trios Health, formerly known as Kennewick General, has every right to expand. Their new building is coming along great and there are enough clinics available. We don't need Kadlec's interference where they don't belong.
Richland always has thought they are superior to any of the other cities. I'm sure Hanford has a part in that. Who has the big shopping center and many shopping plazas, grocery stores and everything we need? Kennewick! Who has the most population! Why do we have to depend in any way on Richland (or Pasco)?
Yes I have been in both hospitals and I do not feel that Kadlec is any better than Trios; besides, Trios is much closer. That is a monstrosity that Kadlec built on Hwy. 395 and 19th (in Kennewick!) plus the one at Southridge. Neither belongs here. Who knows where else they will stick their noses.
I have no complaint for either hospital's staff, especially the nurses. It is the politics (what else?). Maybe the board members should consider running for Congress!
We are separate cities with our own governments, so to speak. Let it stay that way. I hope to see other's views and comments.
No work/no pay
Even in a minimum wage job, a person has to be able and willing to do their job to the standards that it is expected by the employer, or they risk possible termination. Also, if a company does not provide the services or merchandise that they promise to the public, people stop paying them and they go broke, leaving people jobless. If they do questionable or wrong deeds, they even have a threat of punishment of serious fines and jail time. What really is keeping me up at night lately though, is the fact that I still am paying, along with every other tax-paying citizen, a federal government that has not been doing their job for the last eight years. And now they are shut down and not even working.
Six members of Congress from this state are not accepting their paycheck in a scheme to try and trick the public in thinking they're great. The fact is, none of them should be receiving paychecks while this is going on, and they should have been fired seven years ago. The real question is: Why are we paying taxes to a federal government that is not working?
Because of the government shutdown should taxes be collected?
Why should the citizens be obligated to pay taxes because Congress cannot take care of the nation's business? If services are not available and there is no representation, I feel that I should not have to pay taxes during this time.
If Congress is not able to conduct our nation's business, maybe the senators and representatives should resign, so the nation can elect a new Congress that will be for the people by the people.