Your daily Letter to the Columnist — Dec. 13, 2012
Note from Dan: This came in as a Letter to the Editor that is not going to be published. So that department forwarded it on to me.
I would appreciate it if your editorial department could find space to print this letter in your next available editorial section.
Title: Response to Dan Casey’s article on Ailing economy claims Grandin auto shop.
Dan Casey recently covered the Grandin Road auto business by the name of Grandin Automotive and has brought to the attention of the news readers how the economy is effecting this small business. It is also effecting these businesses across the whole United States Mr. Casey.
I was surprised that you would include their own words that this has started in the last four years. I would like to ask Mr. Casey a question.
Would you have printed this article, lets say in the month of September or October, right before the election? I already know the answer to that question so don’t waste your time in answering it.
I am afraid this is only the beginning of what will be the final affect after the next four years.
Answer from Dan: Bill Millner told me the decline started six years ago, and that he hasn’t made any money there in the last four years. This was clear in the article. Also, Millner made his decision to close AFTER the election. So of course I would not have published a story that he had decided to close before the election. That would have been false.