, Newburyport, MA

October 29, 2013

Elect candidates who are pro taxpayers

Newburyport Daily News

---- — To the editor:

It’s time for Amesbury voters to wake up and take a reality check.

Pro Amesbury camp looks like pro spending, pro tax and anti-taxpayer. They must be richer than me. The independent voice councilor is signed in with the Pro Amesbury camp. How is that independent? Pro Amesbury camp candidates look like the same old spend, spend, spend camp. They haven’t shown any regard for the taxpayer and voters.

We need a change, go pro taxpayer, vote for new candidates. Look at “A clear-cut choice in Amesbury elections” in the Oct. 23 opinion page.

Free things cost plenty.

Every grant has a taxpayer cost. Some grants have a cost that never stops because of additional positions created. Every voter should look at where the tax money is going, administration salaries and fringe benefits. Look at all departments; some fringe benefits include vehicles, gas, insurance, maintenance, sales and excise taxes. I wonder how many are Amesbury taxpayers? We have grants that are in a flood zone. I could go on and on, but all I can say is free things cost plenty and we need a council and mayor with pro taxpayer morals.

John F. Clark Jr.