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Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good ad…

Published 8:54am Wednesday, October 24, 2012

To the editor:
I’d like to make a few comments regarding Renee McDermott’s one-page ad in the Oct. 10th Tryon Daily Bulletin. After the ad had finished bashing Liberty.org and William Day… tit for tat and all that, it went on to state that, “she has improved Polk County’s economic situation, bringing the debt level down 40 percent and lowering the tax rate.”
It was not Renee McDernott that improved Polk County’s economic situation and re-filled the county’s coffers thereby making it possible for the county to pay off 40 percent its debt and lower its tax rate. It was tax paying, land owners of Polk County that were responsible for this feat.
It was their real estate taxes that re-filled the county’s coffers, and much of the credit should go to the good folks who purchased lots in Bright’s Creek…over $90 million worth of real estate since January of 2006.
Dang it…those evil developers to the rescue!
- Bill Ennis, Mill Spring

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