I recently received a flier urging me to join “thousands” of voters approving the “temporary” override levy to “preserve” clean water, wildlife and “open” spaces. All I would have to do is give up my monthly six-pack of soda, a measly $60, even the homeless could afford that — right! To better help me make this decision, I would like to see the Statesman feature a section devoted to this levy, in which the entire dollar is broken down into percentages of its distribution. Starting with just how much actually buys the land, then all the little fingers that get their share (not just listed as “miscellaneous”).
My curiosity was sharpened when I learned that my donation to a GoFundMe page to help the victims of the International Market fire is subject to handling charges.
Robert A. Taylor, Boise