Saturday, December 15, 2012
After reading the stories in the U-B Nov. 27 about how our city and county law enforcement need more money or else services and officers will be cut, I felt compelled to respond.
Tighten belts! No to Wa-Hi school bond proposal
Readers must remember just a few day s ago that the U-B ran a story about school officials proposing a bond of $48 million to put to the voters in the spring. I can't even imagine this ridiculous amount even being proposed in this economic climate.
Don't forget, we the voters, just voted "no" on the aquatic center.
I see the continued attack for more money from the same tax-and-spend agencies are just another symptom of the sickness coming out of city, state and federal governments. Must we as city and county taxpayers continue to tighten our already strained budgets without any relief in sight?
We haven't even seen the upcoming increases in medical costs, insurance costs and the decreases in medicare payments. These expenses hit seniors and any city taxpayer very hard. Our tax base continues to shrink but our tax-and-spend cronies continue to demand more revenues.
It has been proposed that Walla Walla High School needs a new or a major overhaul of the facility. Isn't the Walla Walla School District going to loose about 400 College Place students? Does this not help our overcrowding problem substantially? When will the assault on our ability to afford property taxes ever end?
Remember that city services such as streets, sewers and water lines must be repaired. We will be paying for all the much needed repairs also. I applaud the long-term taxpayers of Walla Walla for continuing to pay these taxes and some how find a way to stay in their homes.
As for tax-hungry leeches, they should feel like thieves! Tighten their budgets and belts and get off the worn-out taxpayers backs.
Agenda 21 is not wanted in our town. If you want to know what Agenda 21 is look it up on the Internet.