Wise: Tax burden should be cut

Our city of Homer, in my opinion, is one of the best places to live. Now, I’ll admit, I didn’t always feel this way. The lack of opportunities for young families combined with weather that was and is sometimes undesirable created in me a storm of discontent. 

As I grew up and started a family with my most favorite person, my opinion started to change. I noticed things I hadn’t noticed before. Things like how everyone seems to really care about your kids in the schools. They don’t just say they care; they actually do. 

I noticed how kind and polite people are; how most in this town will give you the shirt off their backs if you need it. I’ve seen people help others start small businesses when the banks wouldn’t take a risk, ours included. I’ve watched our town, time and time again, rally around somebody who has experienced a tragedy.

This is a little portion of what makes Homer a great place to live and raise my kids. I want to see this town continue to grow and be successful for my kids. 

I believe the only way to make this City better for future families is to reduce the burden of overtaxation. We won’t change the budget short falls by raising taxes. We need to help this city’s economy grow, across the board, and revenue will increase with it. 

I love Homer and am willing to work with the citizens to make it better. As Ronald Reagan liked to say, “The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.”