Despite Council comment, money doesn’t grow on trees
Being formerly from Middleport, I always read the articles for the town. [Recently], I read that Middleport Council President Rae Moore “reminded … spectators that the $7 million sewer project is not costing citizens “a dime.” Funding is coming through grants and forgiveness of loans.”
This project may not be costing the Village of Middleport “a dime”, but it is coming out of some taxpayers’ pockets somewhere, either on a state or federal level depending on where the grant was secured. The government has no money trees or pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. Only the good old taxpayer who foots the bill for everything.
Also, forgiven loans are not free either. The next people to apply for loans will probably pay a higher interest rate to make up for the cost of the forgiven ones!! Just to let you know, there is no free money anywhere. There is always some people who are footing the bill for it. So if you wouldn’t spend your money for it, then don’t expect someone else to spend theirs just because you want it but refuse to pay for it.