Letter To The Editor: Dispelling Subtle Lie And Scaremonger Tactics

By TERRY GOLDMAN
Los Alamos

No, Brady Burke does NOT pay enough in taxes. (link)

Compared to most of New Mexico, Los Alamos County property tax rates are low; compared to most of the developed part of the country, our rate is absurdly low. I once looked into the big LA rate, which was about five times ours, if I recall correctly.

And we get more and better municipal services.
Even more irritating is the subtle lie that your property taxes would double — classic scaremonger tactics. Only the very tiny part that goes to UNM-LA is going up in this bond election, currently 1/10th of what we pay for our schools. The percentage change of your total property taxes is about 4 percent, which does not merit the sobriquet of ‘doubling’.
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