When There Isn’t Enough Tax Revenue to Cover Basic Public Services
Nicole Dieker
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Um… “what happens when citizens vote to cut taxes without realizing those taxes pay for public services?”Or even worse, “what happens when citizens vote to cut taxes because they don’t care about those public services?”

I would be hardpressed to argue that, conscious, perhaps even educated, voting is worse than being thoughtless. Also, these people are opposed to being forced to pay for their libraries but maybe they would be amenable to voluntarily paying as a tax-deductible charitable contribution. If people value libraries, they should be able to keep it open without taxes. If people don’t value the libraries, then the libraries should probably close.

I love the library but I’m rich and get a lot of use from it. I would not judge a poorer person for choosing differently about funding the library.

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