Do you have an election any time soon?
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|Mon, 05-16-2005 - 2:40pm|
We have primaries & local elections tomorrow. They include a referendum on whether to put in a library tax. It would only cost $25/year to a homeowner whose house is worth $100,000, & less for the rest of us poor slobs. LOL. But it probably won't get approved. :( There have been lots of letters to the editor saying, "I don't use the library. Why should I pay for it?" Pish! On that basis, people such as a guy I know who doesn't own a car, & who rides his bike eveywhere, shouldn't havee to pay road taxes. And they cost a lot more than $25/year! And as a columist said yesterday, whatever happened to the concept of the common good? Do you know if your area has a library tax? PA is one of the worst states for funding libraries (our governor made a big cut in funding last uear(), and our county is the 2nd worst in PA for funding libraries. As a regular library patron, this bothers me. Our library recently had to cut hours to meet budget. This has had an adverse affect on me, severly limiting the times that I can go there. :(
PA is also voting on whether to borrow $ for environmental cleanup.
Too bad such important issues will be decided by the less-than25% expected to vote. :(