To the editor:
Here we go again! All of a sudden everyone wants some tax money for their pet projects. It is apparent that these taxing entities are following the folks in Washington with their tax-and-spend mentality. I guess no one thinks a small city could go the way of Detroit. It’s easy to have big ideas when its other people’s money.
When I moved here some 20 years ago. I found it hard to find anyone who could tell me why there was a hospital tax. I got many answers from helping the poor to building a hospital. Well the hospital has been built and the poor are soon to have ObamaCare. I think its time to end the tax on the people since the hospital is a profit-making organization. It’s time the hospital district pays its own way. They no longer need taxing authority.
It appears to me that everyone wants somebody else’s money. There are a lot of folks in the area that are retired on not much income. The only thing they have is a few parcels of land that they spent a lifetime acquiring, and now it’s hard to keep up because taxing entities want them to pay property taxes on all their pet projects. Socialism works as long as other people’s money lasts.
It’s time to end this tax and let the taxpayer have a breather. Times are not nearly as good as some think.
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Health services kudos
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Kill the YMCA project
In addressing the city council on July 8th, YMCA board president Andy Bench made a bold and highly questionable claim that raised a red flag in my mind. He referenced the alleged financial commitment made by The Greenville Independent School District to help pay for his proposed $15 million taxpayer funded YMCA.
Applaud Court’s return to interpretive sanity
I applaud the Supreme Court’s return to Constitutional interpretive sanity in its recent finding in favor of Hobby Lobby and other closely held companies, to decline to pay for certain medications that they believe violate their religious beliefs.
Take care of children crossing over border
The beautiful little Hispanic children coming across the border from Mexico and South America…
Not too late to stop proposed YMCA center
n your Wednesday edition, reporter Brad Kellar briefly touched on the comments of Dr. Jerry Ransom at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Perkins should abstain from YMCA vote
What if you were a judge? What if you were also Board President of a non profit organization?
Say no to YMCA on Tuesday
An April 28, 2013 ad in the Herald Banner stated that the YMCA/Event Center bond would only add an additional 2.5 cents to the Greenville property tax rate.
When I moved back to Greenville after living 17 years in South Texas, I took the advice of my friend, Dr. Bill Thorn, who advised me to become an expert in some field. It didn’t matter what.
Freedom of religion
Texas Constitution and the YMCA
Thanks to Park & Rec
Thank you Kimber Patterson, Brett Quarles and the staff of Greenville Parks and Recreation for the outstanding job you do for our community.
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