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Cut off golf course

The attorney for Fairways Golf Course claims the business isn’t a deadbeat for not paying its bills; the company just thinks it has to pay too much. I can bet what the attorney and the owners of the club would say if someone in Section 8 housing brought the same argument for not paying a utility bill. Yet again, we see the wealthy think that different rules - or, preferably, no rules - should apply to them.

The water needs to be cut off. They can continue to bring in trucks. If they want to claim the rates are too high, they need to keep paying while also suing. That’s something we plebeians have to do. Being wealthy should be an exemption.

David Teich

Spokane Valley


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