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letters | DIVIDE OVER PATRICK’S TAX PROPOSAL

Is public sector spending our hard-earned taxes wisely?

Noah Berger’s Feb. 12 op-ed “Tax cuts that continue to haunt the state” gets it exactly wrong. Tax cuts are not a “cost.” Taxes are a cost.

Lower taxes permit those actually earning the money to pay for the essentials of daily living as well as set aside funds for savings and future investment. The real question is: Are we making the best possible use of the taxes that we do collect?

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Is the public sector willing to be held to the same standards of efficiency and effectiveness as any private-sector enterprise must be, in order to stay in business? Surely that is a reasonable question for taxpayers to ask, and for public servants to answer.

Scott Simpson

Carlisle

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