Letter to the Editor

A promise broken

Monday, October 25, 2010

Dear Editor,

I would like to commend our city leaders on the outstanding campaign they have run in pushing for their new municipal building.

It reminds me of major efforts both political parties do to push their agenda.

First, attack anyone with an opposing view point. Heck you even have [elected city official] posting on the Gazette online edition anytime opposition is brought up in Open Forum. Serious question which you would assume our [elected city official] would give serious answers instead you get "Wolf! Wolf the little boy cried."

Second, tell the peasant this will not cost them any money. Over and over I hear the City Manager state "A vote for the new municipal building will not raise your taxes and a vote against will not lower your taxes." You know the old saying "Tell a lie often enough, loud enough, and long enough, and people will believe you."

But by far the best was excluding the county and their needs. The same needs that are also paid for by city residents. Like the thousands of dollars spent each month housing and transferring prisoners to other county jails. Trying to explain real tax dollars leaving McCook would have been tough!

I believe a promise made should be a promise kept. The city promised us REAL property tax relief when the new city sales tax was passed.

Let's see that they talk about a realistic municipal building, one that includes the county!

Kirt Matson


EDITOR'S NOTE -- The term "elected city official" was substituted because of our policy against naming specific candidates in Open Forum letter.