(Re. Dave Connell's letter "Mailbag: Pay attention to property tax bill," Oct. 21): I know your political party affiliation expects you to make such comments, but do they explain to you how our taxes/fees pay for more than salaries and pensions?
I agree some salaries/pensions are very excessive, which has been shown even in our very own city. But I have yet to hear GE, IBM, other corporate giants, or any multi-billionaire traders on Wall Street raise their hand and say, "I will pay for a new bridge, upgrade our freeways, build new schools and make sure we have enough teachers and supplies, or ensure national safety at airports and train stations."
Nor have they offered to pay for our soldiers who are overseas or are returning to find their homes foreclosed on or without a job. In fact, I have not heard one peep from them except to goad you and others on about excessive government. (By the way, did you know that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has six offices in his home state and one in London? Talk about excessive government.)