Businesses can’t survive with added taxes | Letter to the Editor

The Enumclaw School district sure is putting on a full-court press get us to spend taxpayers’ money on two schools. The Courier-Herald has had no less than two articles about the bond with quotes from the superintendent as to why this bond is necessary.  Many people associated with the district have written letters begging taxpayers to give the district more money.  They say it won’t raise your taxes because they are just going to continue taking money from the taxpayers at the same rate for another 15 to 20 years.

If this bond passes, I believe it’s highly likely that within three to five years they will want more money for other schools in the district because according to the study used to show the need for this bond, there are other schools in the district rated as poor as the schools addressed by this bond.

I went to all the meetings the district had, got two tours at EHS and I stand by my statement that no business or home owner in this district would ever completely tear down buildings in this good of condition for the excuses given.  Even the safety reasons  do not make sense.

The governor and the Democrats want to raise spending/taxes 15 percent.  The Supreme Court said the taxpayers don’t spend enough on education and this will increase taxes sharply.

So if taxpayers think they will only be paying an additional $1.60 per thousand on their home value in the very near future they are in for a big surprise. The United States is just about $18 trillion in debt as you read this.  If all this doesn’t stop or slow down dramatically, the American citizens working in private industry will have nothing left to give. American private businesses and it’s employees pays almost all the money that runs government.  Americans are now making less actual dollars than they were eight years ago.  If all the above or even half gets passed on to the Washington taxpayer,  I don’t know how many of us in the business world along with our employees will survive.

Ted DeVol

Enumclaw