Viewpoint: Writer upset over school tax increase
This letter is addressed to the little darlings of the Rhinelander School District and their larcenous over-seers who craftily saw to it that the school taxes should go up. Well, up they went all right.
I shall use myself as a laboratory sacrificial specimen just to let the “free school” children in on how the system works: viz.,
My taxes this year have gone up nearly $500. The school district’s new bite is up a whopping 24 percent-just for me. How lucky can you get? Now, it costs me $10.26 per day just to live in the home I already own and paid taxes on. Did anyone recall the district’s minions announcing that the new tax bite would be up 24 percent and recall, that’s for every year from here to eternity.
Now, children, you must have a pretty good idea that you, sadly, will probably never be able to do what I have to do-because you will in all likelihood never be able to pay off your student loans-let alone buy and own a house. Why? Because of all these taxes you will be loaded with-from here to eternity.
Children: There may be a free school lunch, but there ain’t such a thing as a free lunch taxwise, right? Lesson learned. You’re excused. Go play “tax ‘em up” in the playground. Good luck. Taxation is theft.
Dr. Marlan Beilke, Rhinelander