Letters to the Editor – August 20, 2009

Why pay for electric, fossil fuel?

Dear Editor,

I like the idea of the Cash for Clunkers program. The only trouble I see with this type of program is that we, the taxpayers, could do better spending $500 or less to convert the clunkers to hydrogen power. Think of how MANY more people could get money back for their cars. What is the problem with converting to hydrogen power anyway? Is it because all of our Congressmen are sitting on big oil stocks? Is that why they are not moving in the direction of hydrogen fuel? America has tried electric autos before, and they have not proven to be good for long hauls, and it’s not going to work now. Why pay for electric and fossil fuel? It has a much higher user price! Hydrogen fuel is so much cheaper! That’s the HUGE rub, that it’s cheaper, and no one can make any money off it—no one can make a big profit off hydrogen!

Robert J. Plank
Rockford resident

Reader pleased with ruling for Servaas

Dear Editor,

I was waiting for someone else to comment regarding the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision to keep our judge on the bench, which was great! Nobody wrote, so I guess I’ll put my two-cents in, even though it wasn’t all that long ago that you printed another of my Letters to the Editor. (Thank you for that.)

I am very pleased that the higher court saw reason and ruled in Judge Servaas’ favor. I heard that he wasn’t happy with the sanction levied, but justice has its rewards. Now Mr. Fischer, the one who attacked him very unfairly, is in the hot seat. As my dad would say: “Put that in your pipe and smoke it!” (regarding Mr. Fischer).

Mary Beth Eggleston
Rockford resident

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