Gas prices are lower. Supply chain issues are easing. So why do most prices continue to rise? My answer: Big corporations have jumped on the runaway "Greed Train." Even with the dubious excuse of a rise in employment, it's just plain greed.
I challenge a few corporate entities to courageously announce meaningful price reductions to near pre-pandemic and/or Ukraine war levels. Lower prices, I suspect, would still allow for huge shareholder profits while simultaneously easomg the financial burden on ordinary Americans. People could then purchase more goods and services, leading to a more robust economy. To these brave companies I would give my business and gratitude.
Susan Scalone, Shoreham
It's expensive to entertain a child
My wife and I are both retired. We often care for my 4-year old grandson when he is off from school. Like most children, he wants to be occupied. It seems that every entertainment establishment that I want to take him to costs $60 to $100 just for admission for the three of us, whether it be the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, or Adventureland in Farmingdale, or the Animal Farm Petting Zoo and Family Park in Manorville. I cannot afford these prices, which are just admissions, let alone other costs. It is unfair to charge such exorbitant prices.These places should do something about their prices. My pension doesn’t go that far.
David Miller, Lynbrook
Kudos to DMV for good, efficient, work
I recently visited the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Garden City to turn in my out-of-state license for a New York license. What a positive experience. My number was called within two minutes. Start to finish: 15 minutes. Every DMV associate greeted me with a smile and customer-friendly attitude. I thought I was in an alternate universe! Well done.
Dave Bicofsky, Glen Cove
Generosity displayed to a war veteran
On a recent Saturday, my son and his wife took me out to Dinner at a deli in Woodbury. A Korean War veteran, I was wearing my veteran cap. The man in the next booth noticed my cap and said that since I was a veteran of that war, he would pay the entire tab for the three of us.
It seems that most of the news is about people hurting others. It's nice to see that we still have good people like this man who appreciates war veterans.
Bernard Fradkin, Jericho
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