Bedford bonds

Posted Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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The city of Bedford bond flier proposes a $3.2 million Phase 1 park improvements for Boys Ranch Park. The flier conveniently failed to mention future bond proposals (Phases 2, 3, and 4) for more Boys Ranch Park improvements. Costs for the four phases would be more than $15 million.

Bedford’s debt already is approximately $69 million.

The tax-and-spend liberals would like to further raise the debt dramatically in order to fund projects which fall into the category of “nice-to-haves.”

Our existing debt does not completely pay off until 2032. If these bonds are approved, and new 20-year bonds are issued, debt will certainly be extended for several years. Property taxes will go up to service the debt.

This “borrow, tax-and-spend” approach mirrors the Obama administration philosophy: “Spend to your heart’s content then kick the can down the road to your children and grandchildren.”

Join me in voting against the bond proposition.

— Dorothy McWhorter,


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