I have read Legislator Tim Hoyer's recent letter to the editor several times and all I can say is, "Huh?"
My first issue is do our legislator's equate going to work or getting a job and raising our taxes as similar, I have not heard any suggestions by the legislature to add additional income to the budget by working. Selling grandma's bed to a affluent sister who will take care of her is not a bad thing.
The part I really don't understand is if the use of the proceeds from the sale of the County Home is used to balance the budget this year why will the cost be there next year? Mr. Hoyer's explanation if you sell the bed to pay the $50 phone bill in 2013, you get another $50 bill in 2014 and still have the 2013 bill.
I think I know why we have the highest taxes and get the least benefit from them. If two of our legislators believe this scenario, then we are in trouble.
I dream that the voters and taxpayers of Chautauqua County will continue to call their legislators and tell them to sell the Home and save our homes. I am very skeptical that our elected representatives have the courage to do the what is right and best for residents, taxpayers, and yes the county - whether it be south or north county.