To the editor:
My hat goes off to Barbara Paris for the true problems that this city has. We do not need a new library, skating rink or more parks; enough is enough! Why can't the city do with what we have instead of always wanting everything that we can do without. The city needs to maintain what we have like streets, curbs, parks, etc. before thinking of more recreation centers. Spend within our means, and the budget will be balanced.
Have you ever tried living on a fixed income? In 1999-2006 senior citizens received 1 percent increases on Social Security; taxes went up 3.5 percent plus Medicare went up. Can you tell me how someone on a fixed income can survive these increases?
Never have I read in the paper how the city could help senior citizens by lowing their taxes. Now the city is talking of raising taxes or sales tax again. Tell us seniors how we can balance our budget with all these tax increases that are being discussed.
I don't think the city can, as they cannot balance their own budget.