Whidbey News-Times


Oak Harbor school levy is a burden on property owners | Letters

January 30, 2013 · Updated 3:39 PM


Before you folks vote on the new school levy, please consider this. It is nothing more than an unfair tax increase on homeowners, many of whom are senior citizens or retired folks who never had or don’t have children in the Oak Harbor school system, and are living on fixed incomes.

The people who decided long ago that property owners must pay the lion’s share of the school’s budget must have eaten too many Fruit Loops for a long time.

If you think public education is free, just ask the homeowners. I know public schools cannot charge a tuition, but thanks to our glorious president Obama and that traitor Chief Justice John Roberts, I think I have come up with a better solution than a school levy.

Remember how Obama and John Roberts crammed OBAMACARE down the throats of the American people in spite of their protests? It seems the president or Congress cannot force people to buy something they don’t want, so to get around this little predicament, John Roberts said let’s call it a tax which is apparently legal and binding.

So, here in Oak Harbor, what if the City Council and school board for once used their brains and instead of having a vote on the new levy, they called it a “usage tax” and every child in our schools, from grade one through grade twelve, would be assessed a usage tax of $300 per year. This would greatly ensure that everyone using the school system would be paying equally and property owners would have their tax burden somewhat eased. I’m sure this plan makes perfect sense, so naturally the City Council and school board will consider it sometime around 2025.

Richard Ays
Oak Harbor


Commenting Rules

© Sound Publishing, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Our Titles | Work With Us