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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

By the Very Definition...

Triple AAA bond rating by all three ratings agencies.

Top rated schools.

Safest city due to a top-notch police force.

Award winning library.

These are the benchmarks of a great city: the kind of place anyone would want to live, work, shop or play.

This is Troy.

Over the next week, you’ll be hearing even more outrageous claims from anti-tax groups and individuals who will try to convince you otherwise. And they want – no need -- you to believe that Troy is mismanaged. Why do they need that from you? It’s all part of a well-financed strategy to further their own personal agenda. Make no mistake – for them, this has very little to do with our library and EVERYTHING to do with politics.

The reality is that Troy is a strong, fiscally responsible and well-run city.

You'll hear how everyone else is wrong or lying. And they want -- no need -- you to believe that there is money everywhere, the city employees are overpaid, and that anyone crying foul about their numbers, shock and awe presentation style and misinformation campaign is simply too stupid to do math. Make no mistake -- for them, this has very little to do with truth, integrity and accuracy.

The reality is that Troy has a revenue problem, not an expenditure problem.

We have one decision, one issue before us. It is simply this: Do we want a library in Troy or not?

Take the politics out of our library. VOTE YES ON AUGUST 2.

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