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    WiseFerret, CatM

    My little town is kind of "progressive." We do things that are "different." Five years ago we voted to raise our taxes .... I kid you not to buy some run down buildings, tear them down, and build parks (also a food pantry). We got local artists (and they were paid) to paint murals. Do sculptures for the parks. It is actually kind of "cool."

    We do a lot of stuff like that. When I wrote it up here once, and we also just voted to raise our taxes again to build a new $60M high school people were stunned. Cause in the same election we voted 63% to raise our property taxes we voted 57% for McCain (and I live in freaking Illinois).

    Our mayor told a city council meeting that all of us like "nice" things. Nobody disagreed. But "nice" things cost money. One of the smarter things I've heard him say.

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 05:27:31 PM PDT

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