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Opinion

February 7, 2013

Rich liberals are ruining Otsego County

Otsego County used to be a good place to live. We now have some rich liberals that have moved in and want to run every aspect of our lives. They want to tell us how to farm and how to vote. 

Some of them have complained since the day they landed here. They were whining long before the gas issue; they must not have done their homework very well before moving here. Their planners and comprehensive plans only suck money from the taxpayers and make a lot of hard feelings.

County Rep. Kosmer from the Sustainable Otsego group wants to raise the county sales tax. Sustainable Otsego tells us to buy local. Tax increases discourage buying local. 

Sustainable tells us to go green. Payback figures on green energy look less than impressive. While some rich liberals are getting tax credits on green energy, the rest of us have to work harder to make up the difference.

My family has been in the county more than 200 years. We have always been able to plan for ourselves. We were sustainable long before Sustainable Otsego. I don’t need any rich liberals telling me how to farm or vote.

Joseph Gregory

Mount Vision

 

 

 

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