Letter: Status quo scared of Measure 2
Heh, heh, heh! What did I tell you? What did I tell you in my last letter to the editor? The largest confiscators of our property tax money are already starting to creep out of the woodwork and make themselves known.
I'm referring to The Dickinson Press article: "Stark County budget approved," in which Sen. George Nodland is commenting before the county commission about big problems which will result if Measure 2 to abolish property taxes is passed by the voters in the June primary. He talked about the possibility of consolidating county governments and schools. One commissioner referred to passing Measure 2 as creating total chaos.
The truth is that the status quo is scared to death of Measure 2. For once we have them on the run, and it's about time. Nothing has even been said about consolidating county governments and schools. But would that be so bad? It would probably save a lot of money.
About local control -- as I have previously stated, what local control? Local control has created the need for putting Measure 2 on the ballot and passing it.
The property tax system is the largest contributor to government at and against the people. Did you know that some $4 million to $6 million of your property tax bill is used just to administer the program, according Empower the Tax Payer?
What we have seen so far is only the tip of the iceberg. The Marxist-oriented National Education Association is planning to invest $4 million to $5 million in an ad campaign to get Measure 2 defeated, three sources, including Empower the Tax Payer, told me. With a campaign of that magnitude, there are bound to be a lot of lies perpetuated. You just know it. But we have the truth on our side and the truth will win.
Go to the website empowerthetaxpayer.com. There is where the truth about Measure 2 can be found.
A cow can only give so much milk and then goes dry. We have reached that point with property tax. Think about it!
Ralph Muecke, Gladstone