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Our tax dollars are being squandered
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I cannot believe what I just read. I am reading my Friday morning paper. A man talks about the street in front of his house. There have been many complaints about street conditions in Great Bend. In the same paper I read about the reason the streets are so rough is because it cost $30,000 to cover a block of street. That is too much money to spend so the street goes without repair.

At the same time, they don’t blink an eye while trying to convince you to spend $1.4 million on turf for the sports complex. That certainly sounds reasonable to me. Also, how many streets could they repair with the fancy paint jobs on the school buses when the original factory paint would have been just as good? Does the fancy paint make them run better? Does it make them run any cheaper? Or does it merely boost their ego? How many streets could they repair with the money they spent on two new suburbans when they could have much cheaper vehicles that would have done the same job but would not be as fancy? 

Not to mention many other projects that have been done with the same efficiency. It is time to wake up to reality. They do not have a clue what the word efficiency means. They only spend. As long as you give it to them they will spend it and ask for more. Lord love a duck folks. 

It is time to wake up and come to our senses. Most rational people will get what is necessary, then if anything is left they will put some back for some unseen emergency, then if there is anything left they might have some of their extras. But not politicians. They buy all candy then beg for the necessities. Well, actually, they don’t beg – they demand them. Think about your kids and the overwhelming debt you are leaving them.

Bernard Levings

Great Bend