Viewpoint: Writer upset with school district taxes
On Dec. 18 as I was sorting my mail, I came across a letter “tax statement.” I immediately became concerned because of the school referendum passed earlier this year.
A spokesperson for the referendum had stated “its only going to cost you a couple of pizzas.” Well after looking over the tax statement, state, county, town, and Nicolet had lowered their taxes. Rhinelander School plus 17.5 percent. What “catastrophic” event could have caused that? Answer-referendum.
What was even more disturbing, the variance between towns 4 percent mid twenties. My increase of 17.5 percent cost $560.35. That my friends is more than a few pizzas.
How many voters would have voted yes if they knew their taxes would increase 17.5 percent?
I read with interest a while back, an author had written the “Star Journal” about we should spend our money locally, to small businesses. I agreed, all for it. So I am spending it locally to the Rhinelander School District.
What politician or political party has the intestinal fortitude to do something about this mess?
Leon Kroening, Harshaw