COUNTY: Growth is enough

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Regarding the 1.5 percent property tax increase, thank you, Lagonda McDonald, for your direct response Wednesday. Many of us feel the same.

Front page Coeur d’Alene Press Sunday: “Any way you count it, Idaho’s economy soaring.” The amount of dirt being turned in our county is pretty remarkable.

Housing starts close to record highs, the other sectors — commercial, industrial, retail — all showing growth. I’m pretty sure the public understands what growth brings.

The growth has brought increased revenues simply by the gross numbers of taxpayers.

Simply put, is a 1.5 percent increase really necessary? Welcome to the Washington, D.C.-style “Tax & Spend.”

CLINT BOWER

Coeur d’Alene

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