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Voice of the people

Dec. 12, 2012 @ 10:55 PM

Citizens can't pay government's debts

Our country is ready to go bankrupt, prices are going up on everything, hundreds of thousands of people out of work, Obama is set to raise all our taxes, paying excess levy taxes, and the Wayne County School Board asking for a $33 million bond on a 15-year levy.

First, the school board combines two schools for the betterment of the kids and to save money. Now you say: "Let's separate the schools, and make smaller classrooms; it's better for our kids and will save money." You don't know what you want -- except more money. Perhaps this new levy will keep the money coming in, assuring your paychecks will be secure.

The City of Kenova has ownership of grade school's property, so take your $20 million out of the sale of this property and build back the school you closed instead of selling this property yourself. You already have a head start on a new school.

So wake up citizens! We can't afford to pay off the federal, state, county and city debts.

Vote no on Dec. 15.

Jaycee Smith

Kenova

Does the levy help teachers or kids?

We know the federal government is raising taxes and planning cuts into our Social Security. Our taxes cannot keep up with the federal, county and city agendas.

In November presidential election, three more levies were passed (library, fire department and Wayne County Health Department). This makes our personal and real estate property go up.

$33 million is being asked at 6 percent interest for the next 15 years. We're told it will be a small increase to our property taxes. Not the complete truth, as the taxes will also be put on personal property taxes (cars, motorcycles, campers, boats, trailers) and anything else you might own.

The superintendent for the state school board says vote YES and they will give us an additional $20 million. This $20 million will help pay for a new school in Kenova, while our former school superintendent stated a new school would be built without a levy.

The agencies, teachers and unions are pushing for a new school. Does this guarantee a better education for our kids or just new modern school technologies making it a little easier for the teachers?

Juanita Smith

Kenova

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