Dear Editor:

Subsidized economy/tourism and the rest of the economy.

The tourist economy has been in recession and will go down again because the problems of the rest of the economy have not been solved.

The price of food is increasing. The value of vacation condos has been deflated. Such facts hint as to which industries the county should be subsidizing. Don’t put the cart in front of the horse. Tourism is the result of a sound economy, not the creator of a sound economy.

We should pay attention to the industries that built this country and made tourism possible.

With the rest of the country having major crop failures, it would be a good idea to produce as much food as possible locally.

Don Reid

This story was posted on August 1, 2013.