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Just say no to city rascals

Dear Editor:Election time again, and as usual it always turns out to be about money. Let’s first look at what the Bruce amendment tried to accomplish – curb insane government spending, and in the process try and keep people from being forced out of their homes due to runaway taxes. A few dollars here and there doesn’t seem to make much difference, but it adds up over time and slowly the older worker bees get forced out. The rascals in City Hall automatically go for the throat every time, and no matter how much they get, half of it will get wasted. Just say no, and start demanding excellence in government, not more staff and studies. I have not always been happy with the historical society, they always seem to take a soft neutral approach on important historical issues. But I guess that is how a nonprofit survives. They are the only ones actively trying to preserve our past, which Is critical to our survival as a resort. Better give them what they want. About 30 years ago, the education system decided that bigger was better – gymnasiums to hold thousands, performance halls and everything that came along. The problem was, they forgot about education. Our ranking in the world is around #7, and looking at the mess this country is in, the system has failed miserably. Keep them hungry, it will be better for everyone, but we all must get involved in oversight and volunteering when needed.Leslie HolstAspen