What was ‘Citizen Koch’ about?

What was ‘Citizen Koch’ about?

My wife and I are enthusi- asts of the Public Broadcast ing Service (PBS) on TV. Imagine our surprise upon seeing the cartoon in the Editorial Page of the Oct. 14 issue of The Vindicator, in which the Koch brothers blithely joke about a “million here and a million there” stopping PBS from airing “Citizen Koch.”

My wife and I knew nothing about this before we saw your cartoon. Will The Vindicator publish an article in the future explaining to the public what “Citizen Koch” was about?

It is truly a tragic situation in which millions of dollars can be spent by big political donors (thank the Citizens United decision by the U.S. Supreme Court) to kill a public information broadcast that may have been of great interest to the American electorate. What is it that the Koch Brothers didn’t want America to know about them?

Lee Guy, Boardman

Residents demand accountability

Once again, a levy for the Liberty Township road department has failed. This levy has failed multiple times not because the voters don’t expect quality roads but because the voters demand accountability.

The trustees and Administrator Pat Ungaro are quick to point out the loss of state monies but never mention the 25.5-mill township tax rate. That is the township government rate only. The schools have their own millage.

Liberty homeowners pay the highest tax in the county, significantly more than Bazetta, the next highest taxed township in the county at 19.2 mills.

In addition to the exorbitant tax rate Liberty receives $10,000 per mile of township road from fuel taxes and license fees. Maybe it’s time to rethink the services provided directly by government. Maybe Liberty should consider contracting road maintenance to private companies. The bottom line is that the highest-taxed homeowners in the county have said “no more” for a third time.

Don Johnson, Liberty