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Letters: Voodoo economics in proposed fee

Voodoo economics in proposed fee
Salisbury has a unique way of balancing the budget. Take garbage services out of the budget, and charge for this services as an add-on to the citizens. Maybe public education should do this. Rather than cut teachers during a difficult budget year, schools could charge each citizen an add-on fee and not increase their budget or take a cut. Believe it or not, this is done in some other states, and that is why their taxes are so very high.
We don’t need this! Just balance your budget by cutting salaries, people, and services, or increase taxes. Don’t shift services and make it look as if taxes have been cut. Adding a garbage pickup fee is voodoo economics that actually results in a tax increase over time.
These are difficult times, and everyone needs to make sacrifices. This includes city employees and services to the citizens. Something has to give, but be honest with the citizens of Salisbury. Don’t balance the budget by tap dancing.
ó Gordon Correll
Salisbury
Need a hero
I read Franklin Cromwell’s letter (about someone turning in a lost item) and I wish there had been a Gale Morgan in the Food Lion parking lot the night my daughter, Michele, forgot and left her wallet in a shopping buggy. It was during the last week of April, around 8 p.m. When she realized she didn’t have it, she went back to Food Lion, but it was gone.
Michele works hard for her money. It doesn’t come easy to her like it did to the thief. So, whoever you are, when your days on earth are over and you face God and eternity, I hope you don’t believe your soul was worth it, because it wasn’t.
ó Shirley Smith
Salisbury

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