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June 13, 2007

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To the editor:

We should use the funds the city used to fund the million-dollar entrance for developments like at Sixth Street and Congressional (signals and interchange modifications) for basic city services. What does a Super Wal-Mart or other big-box development cost a city in reduced sales taxes? Lower costs generate lower sales tax revenues. I hope we do not have to make up the shortages by cutting funds for the humane society and euthanizing more kittens and puppies.

The city should not be betting on regressive sales tax instead of the stable property tax. I hope that a one mill tax cut on multimillion dollars homes and business is not more important than the lives of kittens or puppies.

Jim Turrentine,

Lawrence

Comments

Richard Heckler 7 years, 9 months ago

I think he implied a second Wal-Mart will not be this golden piggy bank than some commssioners and developers are pretending. Who will make up for less tax revenue that a second Wal-Mart will create by stealing revenues from existing retail operations not only at 31st and Iowa but elsewhere throughout our retail community? Yep fewer retail customers will make the journey to 31st and Iowa.

SettingTheRecordStraight 7 years, 9 months ago

"Lower costs generate lower sales tax revenues."

Exactly what I want, Mr. Turrentine. Lower cost products for my family and fewer tax dollars from my family going to the government.

Oracle_of_Rhode 7 years, 9 months ago

Today, Lawrence's patriotic conservative cave men web posters want dead kittens and puppies and fewer dollars for your fire and police departments. Way to go, brownshirts!

Richard Heckler 7 years, 9 months ago

Lower cost products from Wal-Mart =Lower end products.

Lower sales tax revenue = higher property taxes/mil levies and user fees cuz the government needs it and gets it one way or the other.

SettingTheRecordStraight 7 years, 9 months ago

"cuz the government needs it and gets it one way or the other."

That is the defeatist attitude that will keep government bloated and greedy for more of our money.

geniusmannumber1 7 years, 9 months ago

When did WalMart start euthanizing puppies? Do the greeters have to help?

Linda Endicott 7 years, 9 months ago

OTTR, you don't care about much of anything besides yourself, do you?

shirinisb 7 years, 9 months ago

the humane society in lawrence is a no-kill shelter

Confrontation 7 years, 9 months ago

" hope we do not have to make up the shortages by cutting funds for the humane society and euthanizing more kittens and puppies."

Seriously, who cares about taking money from the Humane Society? I'm much more worried about the HUMAN services that are being cut. Keeping every cat and dog alive is not a priority. Helping children is a greater benefit to society.

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