Sometimes the anti-taxers in this town make it so easy.
So...some moms wanted to have a rally for the library. It was their idea and I happily jumped in. What is wrong with that? And why does the below writer think that it's 1) incomprehensible that all of these moms would use the library (why else would we bother? duh) and 2) these kids value the library?
My kids come home and tell me that other kids at their elementary school talk about the possible library closure all the time.
Last year Tom Burke and Janice Daniels continuously joked at the microphone about children being "used" for the sake of the library. I simply ask them why they don't think libraries are relevant to kids? They have books for kids there...ya know?
I suppose your answer is that in your opinion this is simply an economic issue, too complicated for kids--that's what the man below seems to think.
But for me, a person who believes that the real-estate-bubble-bursting recession = lower property values = lower property taxes = lower city income = loss of services, it's very simple to understand. Add to that TCU's hair-brained scheme to cap our taxes so residents have to vote for EVERY SINGLE INCREASE, NO MATTER HOW DIRE.
That's so simple even a little kid can understand. And mine do. I didn't have to bribe them, and a neighbor kid begged to tag along.
And yes, we do use the library.
So I wish people wouldn't criticize me or my kids for standing up for what we believe in -- a well-funded, OPEN public library in Troy.
From a TCU fan about the family rally on Monday:
"I was disgusted by the fact that this whole thing was some kind of strategy, a maneuver meant to prevent a counter-rally. nd get a triple scoop of ChocoMint!" I was borderline furious that this group would embellish this kind of half-assed sympathy tactic, when a majority of those mothers probably DON'T EVEN GO TO THE LIBRARY."
--To answer the writer's question, "The same kind of arsehole who would criticize moms and kids for rallying to save the library."