Budget override is the same as raising the debt ceiling. It is time the Kyrene School District learned to live within its budget. We voted it down last time and they are back at the trough. They are counting on the taxpayers not knowing what is going on.

If you pay your taxes in escrow, or rent, you do not see the cost increases. Their math says that the increase will be $26.63 on an $80,000 house. My house is valued at $160,000, and it is a small ranch house. They claim that the last budget override cost $6 per month, then why is mine $153.47 a year, or $12.79 per month. The Ramones wrote a song called "I'd Love To Save The World." One verse goes, "Tax the rich, feed the poor, till there are no rich no more."

Unemployment, and underemployment are at record levels and they want to take more of our money. Say no to these people who cannot balance their budget. Say no to the Kyrene School District.

Charles Patrick

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Strike 1: "My house is valued at $160,000". Congratulations! Do you know how much your same house would be worth in a different school district? MUCH less. Good schools increase home values. Your reason for not wanting to fund Kyrene goes against your own interest.

Strike 2: "...mine $153.47 a year, or $12.79". Your current property taxes going to Kyrene have nothing to do with the current override request. Yes, Kyrene has expenses that can only be paid by people living in the school district. Quality education comes at a price. If you want to pay lower funds to the local district, you can probably find a community such as Gila Bend to live.

Stike 3: The Ramones? Serioulsy? I'd Love To Change The World was written by Alvin Lee of Ten Years After. 1971.

Dude, you're out.

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