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Wake-up call?


To the Editor:

It is now approximately 12 hours since I was rudely awakened by a computerized phone call from Superintendent Suzanne Klein of our school district, urging me to vote in favor of the upcoming Sinking Fund election, which I received at 7 a.m. on a SUNDAY MORNING.

I have calmed down, my blood pressure is under control, and I just want to express my opinion.

In the past few years, we have seen the world, our nation and our economy changed. One thing is certain, and that change is good.

I am in the business world, and we are constantly under pressure to satisfy our customers, employees and owners. This requires difficult decisions, and the establishment of priorities. In the long run, we are all better off when Adam Smith's invisible hand is in control.

This morning I wished I could have extended a not so invisible hand to those who arrange such a crass pandering of the voters of our school district.

We need to send a message to 389 St. Clair that they should get into the real world and start making some tough decisions. Don't threaten us with the curtailment of the school day or of cutting music programs. This is an act of desperation by those who no longer can accept the new world in which we live.

I would certainly like to own and operate a business like this school district in which I am assured of a certain revenue stream. Life would be good.

It is time for all of us to insist that our tax dollars are being spent responsibly and in line with private enterprise. I will not be fooled by the "current crisis," and if the board was, shame on them and those who are employed to provide our esteemed leadership with possibilities, probable outcomes and alternative solutions.

Most assuredly, I will be voting negatively on Tuesday.

Publius

Publius
March 15, 2004

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