Archive for Thursday, March 24, 2005

Forecast bleak

March 24, 2005

To the editor:

A friend of mine has spent many years in this community as an educator. He has taught classes in subjects which I can barely spell, let alone understand! Perhaps I need to consult him for a quick refresher in weather phenomena!

No clear-thinking person believes that an individual raindrop is capable of causing a flood, yet over the years, we taxpayers have been "rained on" repeatedly with variations of the "new school building" scheme. In each situation, the school board assured us that the impact of their pet project on a typical homeowner's taxes would only be a small amount per month. (Some of them no longer reside here in the state of KANTAX, by the way!) These "rainstorms" have continued for decades, to the point where the accumulation of so many "new school building" raindrops has the average taxpayer contemplating ark construction and shopping for flood insurance!

My friend and I will be easy to recognize at the polls on voting day - we'll be wearing rain suits and hip boots and humming "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" - while voting against the school bond issue.

Sincerely,

Wayne Boyd

Leavenworth

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