Does Lake County really need this much money?

2013-04-16T00:00:00Z Does Lake County really need this much money? nwitimes.com
April 16, 2013 12:00 am

Point 1: Lake County needed to borrow $15 million. The income tax is to raise between $90 million and $135 million (1 percent and 1.5 percent respectively). Do they really need this amount of tax, or is this an attempt to revert to the status when the steel mills paid the bills and nobody cared?

Point 2: We send our sales tax revenues and income taxes to Indianapolis. When we go there and ask for some money we are told we don't deserve it because we don't tax ourselves. Isn't this our money?

Or is it similar to getting a loan?: "We will loan you the money if you can prove you do not need it."

- S. Richard Black, Lowell

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