Well, I'm not hiding behind a pseudonym and calling people names. My name is real, and I'm not ashamed to stand behind what I say. I'm not hiding.<quoted text>
NO it's YOUR stubborness and the GREED of people like you, Lenny Winchester, Luke Hyde, J McKenney, Glenn Jones,... to name a few... it's YOUR STUBBORNESS and GREED which hurts the next generation and generations to come. The Road would bring in more jobs and more money, look at the DEIS report... yet people like you prefer a few politicians stuff their pockets ...not for the good of the people.
If you really look at the DEIS, you'll find that it says that a cash settlement's effects on the economy cannot be determined because it would depend on how the money was used. Invested, the principal would generate approximately $2.5 million dollars a year.....forever. If used properly, we could attract businesses that will provide well-paying jobs for Swain County...not the minimum wage, low skill jobs that a road would provide.
I'm not sure if you missed the point intentionally or accidentally. It's pointless to argue what benefits the road may provide because there is zero chance it will be built. All the parties, your Senator, your Congressman, your Governor, your Commissioners, in fact most of the citizens of Swain County are in agreement. Take the settlement.