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To the editor:
It is time for a change. It is time to vote for Democrats for the Representative Town Meeting. Why do I say that?
Because it is with great disbelief that I am hearing from Republican candidates and their leadership they have somehow become the party of low taxes. To think that any elected official, regardless of party, is for high taxes is, of course, incredulous.
Local Democrats have worked just as hard, if not harder, to keep taxes down. The difference is Democrats do so in a measured, balanced way that protect the institutions that draw people to this town and make this a town we love. Under Democratic leadership on the Board of Selectmen, we see a thriving downtown that is the envy of our neighbors; under Democratic leadership, we see our beaches the envy of our neighbors; under Democratic leadership, we see community at its best.
But the annual budgets of this town are controlled by the Boards of Finance and the RTM. During the past four years, both boards have been controlled by Republicans. If you have not liked the level of your taxes recently, then certainly returning the RTM to a Democratic majority is a major step to fiscal responsibility. So be careful what you wish for.
If you believe it is time for a change, then vote Democratic for the RTM. To vote Republican is just more of the same -- no creativity in controlling the town budget and just more digging into the pocketbooks of the taxpayers. So please get out and vote and VOTE DEMOCRATIC for RTM.