Letter: Thoughts on the TDA and socialism

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[Regarding “Liftoff: TDA Approves About $10 Million for Community Projects But Not Affordable Housing,” May 1, and “Service Industry Workers Petition for Affordable Housing Funding from BCTDA,” June 7, 2023, both Xpress:]

Are you kidding me?! Asheville actually has an official socialist party? Not only is that an embarrassment for our city, but it represents damned-to-fail social policy. Is there anyone who can help these folks understand the history behind socialism and its close cousin, communism?

I wonder who is behind this group. And yes, they have a right to spew their terrible vitriol, I know. The history is there … socialism doesn’t work.

But yes, forced to do the best they could, I believe the Tourism Development Authority did the right thing sidestepping a lawsuit that they probably would lose.

Seems like the state needs to look into a better set of rules for this group or maybe a new referendum.

— Barry Shoor


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2 thoughts on “Letter: Thoughts on the TDA and socialism

  1. Nostupid people

    Like our city council, the woke and liberals are pretty much ignorant when it comes to knowledge and looking back at history! The present day events such as destroying our infrastructure, covering our communities with asphalt and concrete, raping our mountains, bowing down to our homeless and drifters, turning structures into homes for the use of drugs and murders and it goes on. People take a stand reclaim our town!

  2. Enlightened Enigma

    The TDA should specify a couple million for street potholes and improvements for a better tourist experience! Apparently, none of the city council girls ever drive on AVL streets much or they would be all about needed improvement.

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