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July 10, 2012
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Letter to the Editor: Cheering for higher taxes is stupid

The letters to the editor from Richard Reiter and Sandra Richards about Mr. Katz are absolutely bizarre. Mr. Katz has pointed out that the gains made from the tax revolt have been lost to increased taxes which likely would not have increased, but for the tax revolt.

An increase every taxpayer will be stuck with for years to come. So what did we gain? Higher taxes. And who was the real beneficiary? Not the taxpayers.

Instead of chastising Mr. Katz, why aren’t citizens demanding that IVGID and the fire district cut back their excessive spending to make up for the deficiency?

When Charter Cable charges more for my TV and Internet, or Raley’s charges more for milk and eggs, I have choices. Bottom line — it’s my choice. What’s my choice when IVGID tells me my Recreation Fee pays for “x,” it uses the money for “y” and then when the bill for “x” comes in it has no money so it charges me “z” for the deficiency?

I cannot believe we live in a community with so many successful and educated people, and then I read so many Letters to the Editor from citizens who seem to be lost in space.

We don’t have world class facilities; we have world class taxes and waste. When you cheer for higher taxes, you have to be “stupid.” Calling Mr. Katz names for pointing out the negative results of a tax revolt is “really stupid.”

Frank Wright

Crystal Bay

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jul 10, 2012 04:33PM Published Jul 10, 2012 04:32PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.