Driving County Roads

An on line journal sharing my views. The content reflects my background as a rural person employed in agriculture and as a retired elected official of local government.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Priorities

People are funny. People are unique. People are hard to figure out. Why do we occasionally hear that people have no qualms about spending money on animals, but balk at the idea of helping out fellow human beings? Today's Free Press article about the stray dog contains a quote, "if its an issue of taxes, I'll pay more taxes so they won't keep doing this." (referencing the furlough of city employees who deal with strays).

This is not meant to be a criticism of the person quoted. He probably contributes funds and helps people in need as do a majority of our citizens. However, when programs that help the poorest of the poor are cut or furloughed, we rarely hear citizens say, "if its an issue of taxes, I'll pay more taxes so they won't keep doing this." end

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