Reader: Taxes not a burden, they help provide services

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2006

Haven’t taxes and other public revenues brought our communities quality schools, public safety and health that are valued as democratic treasures? Without such public resources these benefits are not done well or at all.

Misunderstandings about the impact of taxes have been promoted by special interests, who apparently do not care about reduced vital support to public education, health, safety, community amenities. Public revenues and taxes are not a burden or diversion of personal funds, they provide services impossible for most to afford or buy, i.e. paved roads.

Almost a century ago, a famous judge noted taxes are the price we pay for civilization. Could those who would decrease peninsula’s tax base be dismantlers of the civilization as we know it?

Please vote “No” on Proposition 2 for the borough election on Oct. 3.

James E. Fisher

Soldotna



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