Friday, April 28, 2017     Volume: 31, Issue: 40
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Should oil companies be allowed to drill off the coast in SLO County?

Who are we to stand in the way of a company's profits? Drill away!
Yes but we should be sensitive to environmental concerns and only allow a few drilling operations.
No. It's environmentally destructive and the costs of a spill would be disastrous for SLO County.
No. I'd hate to see the view from our beaches spoiled by ugly oil platforms.

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New Times / Street Talk

What is your opinion on people who don’t pay taxes as a form of protest?


Norm Corwin

Norm Corwin

resident

“As a taxpayer, I’d like to be able to state an area where my taxes would or would not go to. If that’s not in effect already, I think it’s a perfectly legitimate protest to not pay taxes because it may be going into areas with nefarious purposes.”

Andrea Derrick

Andrea Derrick

student

“It’s interesting. I haven’t thought about it until this presidency. Trump and the growing 1 percent makes me more open to such a notion.”

Don Campbell

Don Campbell

retired government employee

“I’ve never really thought about it, probably because I just pay mine. How do they expect advanced societies to exist without taxation?”

Geronimo Desiderio

Geronimo Desiderio

visitor

“I think it makes sense. I’m behind anyone who does it. We live in a representative democracy, but millionaires represent us. We’re not being represented equally, and it still holds true today. ... It might be futile, but I see why people do it.”