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    This is folly of conservatives, particularly rural conservatives, looking for low taxes.  Many say the taxes go to feed the welfare queens in the cities, or the lazy 'urban' population does not want to work so they money goes into welfare, but one of the most expensive population to serve is the rural population.  Phone service, mail service, emergency service, is all very expensive.  I have heard many who move from the city say they expect the ambulance to get there in the same time in a rural setting.

    It is simply not possible to have the same level of service in a rural setting as in the city, especially when the main concern is taxes.  Look at where our federal taxes goes.  To rural states.  We need to focus on taxes as a way to provide good services.

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