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May 8, 2013

Letter: Go to Town Meeting — and don’t be a cash cow

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Who is advocating for you the taxpayer? Who is or are the oversight people watching out for your needs and your money and how it is being spent? Are you a cash cow?

Come to the Town Meeting Tuesday, May 14. Download the warrant or get a copy at the Town Hall, read it and bring it with you for questions to the meeting. If you don’t understand anything, stand up and ask your questions and/or make your comments.

As a citizen and taxpayer you have a right to know where every dollar is spent. If you look at the budget, consider it like your home or business budget and could you do without or put off until better times? It is your business and you can say no or ask for more explanation.

Keep in mind, regardless of what name it’s called, debt exclusion, bond etc., that it is money that has to be paid back with your taxes. Do you the taxpayer know how much of your taxes go for interest and would you go deeper in debt?

Be responsible! Ask your elected officials to be financially responsible and answer to you, the taxpayer/citizen.

Demand full disclosure, not half answers or non-answers. Don’t be a cash cow. Insist on accountability.

This is a well-intentioned letter to inform the community. Please! Go to Town Meeting and don’t let anyone or special interest group intimidate or discourage you. You are the town!

Phil Goguen

Ipswich

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