To the editor:
This is in reference to the library’s $18 million tax issue. I thought the American way was equal coverage on election issues. This is definitely not true of the library issue. Big coverage on the front page for the $18 million library tax. Is this a paid ad or free gratis? If you look closely, you’ll find the vote “no” library tax ad on page 7D of Sunday’s Journal-World. I guess the equal status on some election issues is far from equal.
The editor’s note on the front page story states the $18 million “would be paid back through property taxes during the next 20 years.” Seems like every time there is a tax issue in Douglas County and Lawrence, it’s a mere 20 years. How many 20-year taxes are we paying now? The people on fixed incomes cannot afford another 20-year tax package. Vote “no” on library taxes. Do like people with fixed incomes do: Live with what you’ve got.