Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pay Attention to your Tax Dollars

The follow letter to the editor appeared in the Argus Champion.

During Croydon's March town meeting, I encouraged residents to reject the school budget partly because of rising fuel prices. My husband encouraged rejecting the budget based on excessive spending. I wonder if those who supported the tax warrants, increased taxes and increased spending have any regrets about their decisions. We would like to hear from you.

We have said it time and time again: Public schools have a spending problem and waste money. Sadly it appears that they waste money here in Croydon too. Our district has been paying for kids who live out of district to go to school in Newport, costing taxpayers hundreds
of dollars apiece. Dollars that I am sure could be used towards rising fuel prices, food, college funds and/or retirement.

I encourage all Croydon residents to go to the June 11th school board meeting and make sure you are heard on this issue. This is why we stressed it is so important to become active in watching how your tax dollars are spent. When someone else is spending your money they will not be as responsible with the money if you were spending it yourself.

It appears that some people have been given preferential treatment
and school choice. This is a right that should be given to all Croydon residents, not just the privileged few.

Cathy Peschke
Citizens for Reasonable And Fair Taxes

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