To the Editor:
On behalf of all independent auto dealers, I say amen to Keith Crain's June 17 column ("Big Brother is watching").
Although Crain is removed from personal involvement in the retail side of our business, he nevertheless captured our frustration in trying to do business with government agencies and commissions whose rules and regulations impede our efforts to provide products and services that our communities need, want and are willing to pay for.
After 43 years as a successful dealer for several marques, I was driven from the fray by the department of motor vehicles, department of labor, state workers' compensation agency and government at all levels, leaving some 250 employees to get along with new employers.
The writer is retired. He was a dealer for 43 years, and held franchises including Infiniti, Jaguar, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury and Nissan.