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Letter: Taxpayers lay the golden eggs of Rifle


Has anyone figured what the interest would be on a $21,000,000 loan to build the rec center? Over a period of 30 years with interest being added monthly it will be our kids and grandkids who will have to pay the loan off. Yes, the swimming pool provides some cool place for the kids in the summer. The pool is open from when school is out to when school starts again. That indicates it is especially for the kids.

I understand the rec center would have meeting rooms. Doesn’t the library and the Rifle hospital also have meeting rooms that aren’t used that much? Even the proms are taken out of town for their dinners and dances.

If you check the taxes you pay when you shop City Market or Walmart you will see you pay three different taxes: 4.25 percent; 3.9 percent, and 2.9 percent for a total of 11.05 percent. That equals almost 11-1/2 cents on the dollar. See your dollar shrinking?

This isn’t all about money, though. This is a question of how many will be paying for this monster that will never benefit from it? Many will be demised before the doors even open. It brings up another question. Does the City of Rifle need to own and control the whole of Rifle? Did anyone notice that the tax revenue for the city had been less again? Where is the goose that lays the golden egg? It is us, the taxpayers, to be known as the geese that lay the golden eggs of Rifle.

A NO vote on D is very important to all of us. As a matter of fact, a NO vote straight down the line is a good idea. We, the people, have lost control of government. Let’s be the majority and vote D down (for the fifth time).

Jan Walker


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