To the Editor:
The voters of Goffstown have the opportunity to rein in spending
while expanding property rights in the March 9th election. It’s simple:
do you want the government to spend more of your money, or do you want
to be free to keep more of your income to spend where you need it most?
With the economy lagging in New Hampshire, people need to
tighten their belts. That applies to EVERYONE, not just the taxpayers who
pay all the bills through their taxes. It should apply to town
agencies and departments, who have enjoyed increasing budgets year after
year after year.
Enough is enough!
On the ballot are articles to reject higher spending and
encourage local government to make the same types of sacrifices that
we residents make. Please vote NO on Article 9 and save nearly$1,000,000 in property taxes. A YES vote on Article 11 will
improve the budget situation by another $231,000.
No less important than spending is the recognition of
individual property rights. Your neighbors who have taken risk and invested
in property should be free to utilize it to “highest and best” use
as long as such use doesn’t directly infringe on the rights of
others. An added benefit of expanding property freedoms is that more
taxes will be assessed on those properties, helping to improve
the residential/commercial tax base ratio in Goffstown.
Vote YES on Articles 8 and 4.