David Louis Johnson: We need water rights laws
10/27/2013 12:00 AM
10/25/2013 8:11 PM
Falling local groundwater levels are only the tip of the iceberg of rampant takeovers by huge corporate conglomerates. The one with more money can keep drilling deeper wells, leaving many eventually high and dry.
We see it, too, in the new federal health care laws. When there is no free market and things are mandated, prices can’t but help to dramatically escalate; they now have you by your choice of body parts and they will know they can do what they want and get away with it, and the government will cover those who can’t afford it. We pay on both ends – higher insurance rates and higher taxes.
They also invest and manipulate the price of gas, food, etc., to drive prices up. Now do you really want them driving up the price of our water also? We need water rights laws, like in other states.
It should be against the law for anybody then a individual to lobby a legislative body, or contribute to someone running for public office. Until this is stopped, they will continue to drive prices up and be in control of our lives.
DAVID LOUIS JOHNSON
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