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Taxpayers don’t need, can’t afford, another school bond
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To the editor:

The school board keeps asking for input on the bond issue but they do not listen. No more taxes. Use the money that you already have. Do more and better planning. Spend the money on needs instead of needless wants.

Do the taxpayers know how much of their money the school district has in their reserve fund? I think that most people would be shocked to hear. They need to spend the money on what the schools need rather than special elections and on outside designers to tell them how to spend more of your hard-earned money. These people are professional spenders. That is how they make their living; the more they can convince you to spend the more they make.

The definition of a good salesman is some one who can sell you something that you don’t need, don’t want and cannot afford. That appears to be exactly what this bond issue is. The money is there, it just needs to be used in a more responsible way. Stop the waste; no more taxes. If you want to spend more money spend it on teachers’ salaries where it is needed. Spend more on police officers’ salaries. They risk their lives every day protecting you. Spend more on street repair that is crumbling under your feet. But stop the needless waste that has no value to education. 

Final thought. You cannot spend your way to prosperity and you cannot borrow your way out of debt.

Bernard Levings

Great Bend