Letter to the editor: Don’t ask taxpayers to pay for your children | SummitDaily.com

Letter to the editor: Don’t ask taxpayers to pay for your children

Written in response to the story, “Breckenridge council proposes excise tax on short-term rentals to fund child care.”

I often wonder, why is it property owners who are asked to pay for other people’s kids?

I am a full-time resident of Dillon for 20 years. I have four kids. I take care of my own kids. I have never looked to someone else to pay for my choices.

Bottom line, (and I know I will catch heat for this) if you can’t afford to live here, leave. If you can’t afford to retire here, leave. If you can’t afford to raise kids here, leave.

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Just because you love it here — the lifestyle, the slopes, the craft breweries, the epic trails — does not mean you can afford it.

Now, please, start your rants in the comments on what an out-of-touch, uncaring person I am. I can handle it. But please don’t ask me to pay for your babysitter.


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