The time has come for us to quit giving foreigners tax breaks for business. Which are passed from one member of the family to another one, that way they continue to get tax write-offs.
Lost jobs, due to Lear closing part of its plant, Longaberger's down-sizing, and Greif Brothers, American Homes and Pretty Products closing their doors, are causing financial hardships to many families in Muskingum County and the surrounding counties.
This affects all of us. Even if we ourselves have jobs there are many in our families who don't.
It isn't that we don't care about the school systems; it's that we don't have the money for more taxation of any kind. More and more of the jobs in Muskingum County are disappearing and the school systems are in financial difficulties. Maybe it's time to change the structure of our school systems. It seems like the cuts they're making aren't enough. They are cutting busing and educational employees. If a few of the higher paid administrative positions were cut maybe they'd afford to keep more teaching and transportation staff. It's time that another way is found to support our schools.
R. Kaye Spencer