Voice of the People
In a recent poll by Sen. Karen Tallian, her poll showed the Taxpayers were
opposed to the South Shore Extension 64 percent to 36 percent.
The poll also showed that the taxpayers were opposed to a tax on fuel by 84
percent to 16 percent. This poll and others clearly show the taxpayers are
not willing to pay more taxes to support the South Shore extension.
The NWI Forum has sent us, by mail, pamphlets in support of the extension.
The pamphlets mailed to us, using our tax dollars to print and mail, are full
of half truths and down right lies. Anyone with an ounce of sense can see
through the propaganda printed on them.
In many letters to our local newspapers, writers are asking for a referendum
on this issue. Yet, not one of the people that are supposed to represent us
have said a word about putting this issue up for a vote.
The people that are supposed too be representing us might look at it is this
way: If you vote for it, we wonít vote for you. If you vote against it, the
money from your supporters on the Forum and the RDA may dry up. Either way,
you lose. So, letís put it up for a vote, if it is voted in, then letís find
a way to build it. If it is voted down, then drop it and move on, but donít
tell us itís too late to get it on the ballot.
To Karen Tallian, thank you for your poll. I for one expect you to honor your
poll when you vote on this issue. The majority has told you how they feel
about the extension.
Thomas L. Peak
Donald A. Payne