Letter to the editor: Libertarian candidate’s financial ideas don’t add up

In reference to Archie Flower’s interview in the Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, Addison County Independent, I had to read your article a couple of times because I could not believe what I was reading.
There are a few topics that you are going to try pushing through. Let’s take just one item you stand for. On page 10A, if a citizen has paid off their mortgage, then they should not be subject to future taxes on that real estate. Then how do you expect the town to operate on the lost revenue?
You’re thinking maybe cut all the budgets just a “little” bit? Okay, let’s take highway — trucks and equipment wear out to the point where they “do need to be replaced.”
No money in the budget.
So the roads fall apart, pot holes, gravel has blown off the dirt roads. Do you use these roads or do you have a helicopter?
Winter time, you have a foot of snow on your road. You call the town shed, Selectboard. “Why haven’t you plowed my road, I’ve got to get my morning paper?”
Snow plow truck is broken. No money in the budget to repair it.
God forbid if you ever needed the Fire department. And you really think we should vote for you to sit in the Senate seat in order to benefit Vermont. There is an old saying, “common sense has been back-ordered.” Now I know where it came from. Good luck, but don’t look for my vote.
Art Farnsworth
New Haven

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