2011-10-22 / Editorials & Letters

Baltimore should live within its means

Editor:

This is in response to Stephanie Harget’s letter regarding the Baltimore Police Levy.

With all your facts presented it seems you have overlooked one important fact. There are many tax paying folks who are elderly or disabled who live solely on Social Security or fixed income like myself who are taxed to death. Even those who work have had it.

If it isn’t water rates, it’s school levies, and now a police levy. People are struggling and the levies keep coming. I have a suggestion for the village administrator, the mayor, the chief of police and school superintendent. Step up to the plate and take a pay cut. Do your part to help the village. These freed up moneys would help tremendously in my opinion.

These folks are way overpaid. I’ve learned to live within my means. It’s time the village does the same.

Chris Mager
Baltimore

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