Letter: Schools plight shows tax cut hypocrisy

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Sir: I choose to pay high taxes. Why? I value the freedom my four- year-old son has to play in complete safety. I value being able to walk down the streets without feeling guilty at seeing the homeless and the poor.

I value being able to leave my front door unlocked, to walk without fear along the street at night, to know that when my son starts school he will be in a class of less than 30 with two, maybe three teachers. I find the money paid in taxes a very small price to pay for such a quality of life.

The country I now choose to live in? Sweden.

Perhaps, with all the election promises of low tax bills, it is useful to remember what the choice could be. Quality of life, or a little more money to survive the difficulties with?


Lulea, Sweden