I want to keep my money or have some choice about how I spend it. All these taxes don’t give me any choice and are tough for a person on a fixed income. I just received my property tax bill. I’m also hearing rumors that some in our Legislature want to end Proposition 13 tax rates (benefits). No! I’m soon going to start paying increased gas taxes. And then my car registration will be going up $50 to $150 next year. And aren’t we still paying on Yosemite Community College’s Measure E bond? Wasn’t that over $326 million?
Oh, and don’t forget Measure L and the road tax. And Modesto is raising our garbage and water rates. I like the library – don’t get me wrong – but Measure S is a tax. It’s another tax!
In his Letter to the Editor “Not a new tax, but it’s still a tax” (Oct. 7), the writer said cities once funded their libraries. Well, I pay enough taxes. It’s time for the cities to take back the responsibility of funding their libraries. We have to stop these bureaucrats from taxing us to death. Let’s start by saying no to Measure S.
Eileen Lucas, Modesto