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Letter: New York has to spend tax money more wisely

New York has to spend tax money more wisely

The good news is I live in one of the safest towns in the country. I can leave my car in the driveway with the keys in it and nobody will touch it. My doors are open 24 hours a day and nobody touches my lunch money. I live in a virtual utopia.

The bad news is I am retired and live in the highest-taxed state for retirees. Our politicians lie, cheat, steal and sexually harass. We live near one of the world’s greatest power generators yet pay some of the highest power costs. The Thruway could go to overhead sensors for E-ZPass to save toll costs. With the advent of the auto, we found work for the buggy whip makers who lost their jobs.

Over half our roads and bridges need work. I hit the same pothole on the way to the store in the morning. We could do more to provide group homes, workshops and support for developmentally disabled people. We need to a better job of educating our young people.

With all of the tax money our state collects, why don’t politicians understand that most of the money should go to most of the things that benefit most of the people?

Whitey Nichols