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May 18, 2010

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To the editor:

What were you thinking?? Allowing private business to tax the citizens? Aaaah ... taxation without representation? Oh, wait a minute, I see. The city commissioners represent business, not the voters. There’s your “representation.”

Time for a new form of city government? One which actually represents the people and not only the local moneyed elite. Council members elected from districts. All politics may be local, but ours is resembling national agendas: Too big to fail. Corporations have the same rights as humans. Pork. Sound familiar?

Comments

SettingTheRecordStraight 5 years ago

"Corporations have the same rights as humans."

While I connect with most of what the LTE writer says, I take exception to this comment. No, corporations do not have all the same rights as humans, but they have many of the same rights as humans - including the right to speech. If you don' t believe me, turn on your favorite television program tonight. You will soon see that speech-right come through in the form of commercials.

KSManimal 5 years ago

Funny how so many business folk cry about how taxes are bad for the economy....how you can't raise taxes in a recession....how taxes are bad for businesses.....blah, blah, blah,......

.....and how quickly they change their tune when given the option of collecting taxes themselves.

Hypocrites.

headdoctor 5 years ago

Blame the Kansas Legislature for this one. We were represented when they made this possible. What do you think the Kansas Legislature or the City Commissioners are? It still has to filter through City approval and you still have the right not to shop in a CID district. If you are not buying in a CID district, problem solved.

Charles L Bloss Jr 5 years ago

Fine, as long as we know which businesses are taxing us and using the money for their own gain. Thank you, Lynn

jafs 5 years ago

Call or e-mail the city commissioners and let them know you feel strongly about being informed of that.

Otherwise I suspect they won't require notification.

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