Friday, November 28, 2008

There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, or Free History Either

Writing in Illinois Times, Peter Ellertsen has something to say about volunteering at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site near Springfield, Illinois -- where the paid interpreters were laid off in August because of a state budget shortfall: "I can't subsidize the state of Illinois indefinitely when the governor's office and the state legislature aren't living up to their responsibilities."

Here in Indiana, libraries are cutting back hours because of an ill-conceived property tax "relief" law. From where I sit, government is not the problem, the problem is "taxpayers" who want services but don't want to pay for them.

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