Letters to the Editor
May 6, 2021
Federal bailout does not build an economy
The news story on Page 3 of the April 22 Wrangell Sentinel, “Federal aid helps Southeast second time in 25 years,” compares apples to oranges (comparing federal aid for the timber industry 25 years ago with federal aid for the tourism industry during the pandemic).
More than 200 full-time jobs were lost at the sawmill. Some workers were retrained for other fields of work, or left town. The independent logger received nothing, nor the tugboat companies and its full-time employees, which outnumber the seasonal charter boats.
The city on the othe...