If you watch the latest version of ‘Ask the Mayor’ (FF: 13:00) you get to listen to his take on all things FREE in this community. He really doesn’t understand our tax structure and the basic tenant of a socialistic democracy, or to put it in simpler terms ‘Sharing’. While I will never use our pools, tennis courts or even the bus system in town I am fine with my tax dollars subsidizing the programs. There are hundreds of things I get for ‘free’ because we all share the burden, like the streets, snow gates, the bike trail. That is how it works. As for saying someone ELSE is subsidizing the kids that get free pool passes and bus rides, I say hogwash. We pay sales taxes in Sioux Falls, EVERYONE pays them. Rich, poor, young or old every time we purchase something. There is no sliding scale. Everyone subsidizes the freebees in town. Heck, the mayor had NO shame when he collected a check for $500K from the fine taxpayers of Sioux Falls so 102 members could buy equipment for an indoor tennis court that he put his name on. Let’s talk about ‘valuing’ something. Because that is real ‘rich’.
Here’s a nice little screenshot of the video being interrupted and probably edited (FF: 1:01:30) Notice how it pauses and gets fuzzy while the audio is still going.