Comment 26453

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted August 31, 2008 at 15:45:08

Jason, if the city charged all residents for the actual services they receive, the less affluent areas of the city would need to start paying double what they do now. Since current taxes are based on assessment and not what residents consume, I guarantee you people in the east end are getting a lot more than they pay for.

Trey, the story of farming and food production is a very positive one. Every year food producers seem to generate more food from less acreage, and this trend has yet to slow down. Even countries like China are self sufficient in food production, despite the fact that they operate their farms using old technology, and have 40X more people than we do.

If you believe the experts, and consider obesity as a problem, than this would also work against the argument that we need more farms. If anything we need more homes, and less farms. What do you think?

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