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Letters to the Editor

Overspending

October 26, 2010

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To the editor:

A new library with a big parking garage sounds good, but it’s overspending, which taxpayers, especially seniors, cannot afford.

We’re having trouble funding schools, finding jobs, stopping home foreclosures and now a new library? How’s this unlike what the federal government does in overspending?

The plan should be: 1) Get jobs; 2) Save the homes and schools; 3) THEN buy what you can afford, not go into debt, government or personally.

Vote “no” on the library.

Mary Ann Kieffer,

Lawrence

Comments

Lindsey Buscher 4 years, 1 month ago

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jafs 4 years, 1 month ago

The question is not "allowing" anybody to use the library.

It's whether we should vote for increased taxes in order to expand it.

ignati5 4 years, 1 month ago

As a senile senior, and possibly even a selfish fool, as "CItizen" implies, I must still disagree with Ms. Kiefer about withholding support from the Library bond issue. The worse economic conditions get, for children and seniors alike, the more they will turn to the programs the library can offer for recreation and education at no direct cost to them. The community is quite generous with tax abatements to questionable businesses and for two football stadiums for our high schools. The library serves more people at both ends of the generational spectrum, and deserves our support. Bill

jafs 4 years, 1 month ago

The fact that the city makes a number of mistakes, like tax abatements and using bond issues for football fields, all of which cost us more money, is not a good argument for doing the same with the library.

mr_right_wing 4 years, 1 month ago

I'd really love one of those fancy plasma big-screen TVs, a new car and a nicer house. I can afford none right now. But I want it all now....why wait?? I need to get them today; it makes no sense to wait.

I could very well get one, two or maybe all (eventually) when the economic situation changes. Delayed gratification; financial responsibility; an alien concept to supporters of this library issue.

(Well...when I was about 9 it was an alien concept to me as well!)

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