We're talking tough times here. And a good idea in tough times is to lower taxes, not raise them.

To the Editor:

We're talking tough times here. And a good idea in tough times is to lower taxes, not raise them.

So, let's look into this idea of paying slightly higher taxes regarding Dublin's school levy.

I'm a parent of two kids who are products of Dublin schools. I'm not going to bore you with stories about how great my kids are. They just are. And that's non-negotiable.

But part of their indisputable greatness, comes from the fact that they attended Dublin schools.

I'm not going to bore you with facts about the greatness of Dublin schools either. You'll have to take my word for that.

But if you don't take me at my word, I welcome you to don your cap, face the winds of skepticism and prove me wrong.

Do some homework. Call some friends with kids in the system. If you have kids in the system talk to them or talk to their teachers.

Google around the net, see what is said about Dublin schools and see how they rate on a state and a national level.

Ask. Whatever is on your mind. Ask.

Then after you have done what I suggest, go vote for the Dublin schools levy (Issue 48).

Because after you do your homework, you come to an easy conclusion.

It would be fiscally irresponsible not to vote for the levy.

Dublin City Schools produce. Dublin City Schools are financially responsible. Dublin City Schools work.

They work well, very, very well.

Enough said. Get your vote on. Vote yes.

Bruce Johnson
Dublin