Use 'Stimulus' to Lower Taxes
To the Editor:
Dear School board members and administrator:
Recent newspaper articles have indicated that SAD 44 will receive well over $200,000 in stimulus money from the federal government and you folks will have to decide how the money is spent.
Please remember that the government whether it be federal, state, or local has no money in and of itself. The only money any government has is that which it has confiscated from its citizens in the form of taxation and fees. Therefore, I would like to suggest that you return it to its rightful owners by using it to reduce the burden on local property taxpayers. Ourselves, our children and grandchildren will be burdened with this debt for years to come.
If you feel there are teaching positions or other valuable needs the district may have then you should cut administration cost significantly.
Thank you for your time and your service to our community.