By John Harrington
September 25, 2007
I know you have heard all this before. So why do you keep repeating falsehoods like "Consolidation document indicated a projected 2-mill property tax . . . Because consolidation failed we all have been spared higher tax bills." Consolidation did fail, and the city has increased your taxes by extending city sales tax to deliveries to non-city borough residents.
Consolidation is dead. It was killed, maybe for the wrong reason, but it is just as dead.
And to paraphrase your biblical quote: "What does it profit a man if he wins on an issue through misstatement and loses his soul?"
About: "I spent two years of my life involved in writing a consolidation petition that was less than I wanted, but better than any previous document. None the less, Consolidation is dead and it is probably just as well to bury it. So I had to get in one last dig at the grave."
Received September 25, 2007 - Published September 25, 2007
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