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LETTER: Vote no in upcoming pool election

To the Editor: My thoughts in regard to the planned swimming pool: I must side with the opponents of the vote coming up on Dec. 8 and will encourage a "no" vote to carry. Figures do not show me where a $6 million dollar expenditure will benefit e...

To the Editor:

My thoughts in regard to the planned swimming pool: I must side with the opponents of the vote coming up on Dec. 8 and will encourage a "no" vote to carry.

Figures do not show me where a $6 million dollar expenditure will benefit enough people. Those few people have a nice pool to use and that facility has produced some excellent swimmers.

What a great piece of research and writing Mr. Houchin produced in his letter to the editor published in the Nov. 28 edition of The Daily Republic. Retiring and moving to Mitchell, then becoming a taxpayer in Davison County in 1994, I feel a portion of the monies programed to pay for the expenditure has come from taxes my wife and I have paid when we have done and do business in Mitchell. The same applies to everyone who has and will pay a special tax to do business in Mitchell. Get the taxes too high on purchases and room fees and people will withdraw from coming to our city. You can make yourself believe that the expenditure would "enhance the business environment and the quality of life in the Mitchell area." Not me. If it is going to be so great, why don't private organizers build and develop that "quality of life" rather than tax people for living here and doing business in Mitchell.

So I ask you to please take a few minutes on Dec. 8 and vote "No." On TV on Sunday, Nov. 29, it was said "Four billion people in the world live in poverty." Do a few people need a better swimming pool?

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Jack McBrayer

Mitchell

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