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Mutual Mooching

November 22, 2012
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

I have noticed that the rural and urban areas of our state don't see eye-to-eye when it comes to how public money is spent. Each side sees the other as mooching more than their fair share of tax dollars. For example, it bothers many people here to see their tax dollars go to support roads and public transit systems in urban areas. Those who live in urban areas may wonder why rural areas need tax dollars when there are more cows than people per square mile (I exaggerate). Both sides should stop and think about the benefits rural and urban areas bring to the whole state.



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