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December 13, 2012

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A sub-headline in an article was “uncertain how the town will pay for projects.” That is certainly a truth! Is it not about time we all start to think about how much debt we plan to leave to our next generations? Debt from the town level, the state level and the national level is now huge! We cannot borrow our way out of debt.

It seems that the president, our governor and now Andover all seem to think we can. When is enough, enough? Folks have to think about it!

When I hear something about leaving debt to be decided by the voters, I hear code for another “override” vote. There is already a special meeting scheduled for Feb. 11, 2013! Proposition 2 1/2 was put in place to protect the taxpayer from excess spending, but make something an emotional issue, load a town meeting with “pro” voters and bingo, you have new debt exempt from the protection of Proposition 2 1/2.

What happened to the concept of saving, paying for what you need, creating a budget and sticking to it? Too old fashioned? Oh well, see you at the polls in February.

Calvin G. Perry

Andover

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