Government should be good stewards

Published 9:44 am Wednesday, June 19, 2013

To the editor:

I attended the Polk County Commissioners’ meeting on the budget last evening (June 10) and was impressed with the professionalism of our county citizens who spoke.

I agree with the points most made: We need to fund the DSS position for a child social worker. Whatever the previous commissioners did or did not do to fund this position is irrelevant.

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We need to increase our funding for the Foothills Humane Society. It saves the county money.

The token tax decrease seems fiscally unwise; given that balancing the budget requires taking money out of the ‘rainy day fund.’

Many claim to want the government to act on religious principles. God has asked that we be good stewards.

The government can and should be a good steward too. Taking care of children and animals is the highest stewardship.

– Dorothy Kirk, Tryon