LETTER: Taxing the joy out of Christmas

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By The Staff

With a touch of imaginary snow, singing “Jingle Bells” and with visions of sugar plums dancing in my head, I took off a day last week to do my annual one day Christmas shopping trek. Always one of the best days of my year, I stopped by the post office to pick up my mail. From there, my spirits bottomed out and I can only thank the scrooges of county government. Again, the Grinch has stolen Christmas from all of the taxpayers of the county. After opening my first piece of mail, to my surprise my insurance tax finally hit me. As one that hyperventilated, I pulled out my trusty brown bag to correct my condition. Thinking about the county’s occupational tax I hit the old bag again. I continued the day hoping to reclaim my early morning spirits.

There will be better days because as you and I know, it can’t get much worse. The two best days I can think of are the primaries of May 2010 and Election Day on the following November.

These are difficult times and Christmas will not be a glow for many. We can only thank those the continually tax us out of our homes. Needless to say, but these are taxing times and a vote of vision in 2010 will be the one that begins without the politicians running or could one say ruining our lives.

Ronald “Woodie” Cheek