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By Mark Boyle
September 29, 2008
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A sales tax to pay for street and infrastructure improvements now has a public champion.
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Gee, what a novel idea. Raise taxes. Heaven forbid we should look for a waste of taxpayer's money in an attempt to be prudent.
Your kidding right?No, no and double NO! Get rid of the T and use the savings to fix the worst streets within the budget cause you f'ing credit line is going away. No more corporate welfare for MV Transportation!
I love the folks who want to live in beautiful Lawrence, yet don't want to pay anything for it. Take youth sports for example. Look at Hummer Sports Park in Topeka and all the sports facilities in Johnson County. since we dont have a good industry base (see prior adminstrationcity council stuck in the 1960s) we must rely on sales tax to fund infrastructure and community development. otherwise 30 kids sports team must vie for 5 baseball fields, and our historic neighborhoods have potholed streets and millions of dollars of deferred maintenance. ever think about how many tourists and nonresidents contribute to the sales tax revenue when they eat, drink and shop downtown? lets look past our the end of our nose on this one
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