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Living beyond our means

Dear Editor:

Proponents of a midvalley recreation center say that the owner of a $500,000 house will see a tax increase of $200. Owners of business properties should take note that their taxes will increase three times as much.

All the public entities, especially the schools, are being hard hit because of the economy and the reduced real estate evaluations. Many people are struggling to make ends meet. The public schools might ask for a tax increase. So one has to wonder why an extravagant luxury like this recreation center is needed at this time.

If asked, I will vote to tax myself for the education of our children. I will not vote to tax myself so that they will not have to play outside.

Gerry Terwilliger

Basalt

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