IBJOpinion

We keep taxes low at our peril

January 29, 2011
Keywords
Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share
IBJ Letters To The Editor

I greatly appreciate [Morton Marcus’ Jan. 17 commentary, “Daniels ignores deficit of neglect.”] As we have seen our already poor-quality educational system and libraries cut every year, while raising expectations—it is darkly ironic that the same politicians are making these contradictory decisions.

More quietly, we have cut services to many of our most disenfranchised neighbors, while bragging about being one of the few states with a balanced budget. I am not a rich person, yet I would rather pay more taxes for better performance.

Money alone will not solve these issues, yet lack of funding can defeat them. Indiana so often is on “worst of the worst” lists in the nation, that I have become concerned about those who most need these continually dwindling services.

I hope our current and future governors will reflect and broaden their perspectives of how best to prioritize the issues of state government.

____________

Sharon M. Wardrip
 

ADVERTISEMENT

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
Subscribe to IBJ
ADVERTISEMENT