The Pitkin County piggy bank |

The Pitkin County piggy bank

Regarding Sales tax boom allows sizable increase to proposed Pitkin County budget,” Oct. 13, The Aspen Times.

Talk about the tail wagging the dog … create a budget, decide priorities, then tax to pay for the budget. You don’t raise the budget because you get more taxes. Anyone else tired of big and bigger government?

The people are not a piggy bank for the public sector.

Scott Schereschewsky

Delray Beach, Florida

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