• Budget cuts not enough
    April 09,2014
     

    Budget cuts are not enough

    The budget cuts proposed by the Montpelier School Board, less than 1 percent, are paltry and inconsequential. The argument that high levels of spending are needed to ensure a high quality of education is a facade. Besides the beneficiaries of this excessive spending pack up and flee the city and state upon graduation, leaving the property owner with an ungodly tax burden.

    Itís ironic that the city of Montpelier, so desperate in need of affordable housing, keeps elevating the property tax burden on existing homeowners. In the unsustainable end, Montpelier property values will decline precipitously as no rational, prospective homebuyer would assume the tax liability of the property. If you want to recycle precious tax dollars back into the city, then reduce spending and cut property taxes.

    David Brownlee

    Montpelier

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