From Mary Cochran
You have a lot of time to think after you retire. I have submitted more than one letter in the past but there is a different view on the same subject being discussed lately.
We in Union County already have the burden of high taxes and Creston is not exempt. The old Lincoln School is always going to need repairs and a lot of them, that’s where the tax money comes in and up go the taxes.
Now let’s talk about the “have” and the “have nots.”
We have the young folks who think you are really old if you’re “40.” They want it all, and they want it now, not thinking of a rainy day or how it may affect anyone else. Let’s just do what we want; and then there are those who have money but don’t realize or don’t care that not everyone else has plenty of money.
We will now talk about the “have nots” which include the people who are hardworking but still cannot afford anymore extras than what they pay now. We also come to the people who have worked hard all their life. They saved to get things, they lived through the depression or were born toward the end of it, these are the people on Social Security. There have been several years we didn’t get a yearly increase, some years the increase didn’t keep up with the cost of living so we were going backward. We cannot afford anymore unnecessary taxes.
I still feel it should be put to a vote of the people who are going to carry the burden not only now but into the future.