In response to the article “Mayor critical of fundraising effort”, I found his wording that he was quite disappointed in the citizens for falling way short of the goal, laughable. I wonder if the mayor knows what the income of residents in his city actually is. A total of 15.7 percent make less than 10K per year and 17.6 percent make between 10 and 20K. A total of 13.4 percent earn between 20 and 30K. (USA.com 2012)
That accounts for 46.7 percent, or nearly half, of your population that is living below the poverty level, or dang close to it. I think he could have worded it more wisely and directed it towards the residents who could afford to help but did not – but then again, they probably already own pools. Eat or swim kids choose one!
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